View Full Version : Tilt trailer Ideas
01-04-2003, 02:22 PM
Started with fixed-vee tongue. Wanted to be able to match ramp angle with trailer for loading and unloading. Also to be able to tilt even futher for "shoveling-off" material.
01-04-2003, 02:26 PM
Bolted bottle jack to steel plate. Drilled and tapped into bottom of jack. Note: outer parts of hinge on back side of jack. They are welded to the steel plate. The jack needs to be able to tilt back when the trailer raises.
01-04-2003, 02:27 PM
Note pin through outer parts of hinge.
01-04-2003, 02:31 PM
Bracket is attached to front of trailer. Cap pivots and slips over top of jack ram. Center part of hinge is welded to the tongue.
01-04-2003, 02:33 PM
Jack is mounted on center of tongue. Tongue pivots just ahead of trailer axle. Jack tilts back as trailer raises.
01-04-2003, 02:39 PM
Tongue was lengthened and raised. Note adjustable chains just ahead of the jack. Chain hooks swivel on plate welded on top of vee. Just put the chains into the hooks where desired. This limits how far the trailer tilts.
01-04-2003, 02:40 PM
Trailer tilted to match angle of ramps.
Nice work Dave. The tilt/dump feature is great. I do have a question though...why such a long tongue? I am sure there must be a reason. It looks like you added about 3 feet to it.
01-04-2003, 08:04 PM
Easier to back......and I just can't leave things alone.
01-06-2003, 11:01 AM
Keep them projects coming Dave!
It helps me be more creative when I have a project on the board.
Hobart Expert Rock
01-06-2003, 11:18 AM
DAVE......WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE MILITARY AMMO BOX....... WOULD THAT BE STORAGE FOR CHAINS AND SUCH????....ROCK
01-06-2003, 05:44 PM
Yes. That is exactly correct
01-08-2003, 09:58 AM
hey Dave, where did you get the knurled knob on the jack in this picture ? I have a jack that I've been looking to put one on for ease of use ...
When I first used the word knurled, my wife thought I made it up.
01-08-2003, 07:18 PM
It's for sure a word. You can do diamond & straight in fine, medium and coarse and there are other specialty knurls.
It's "home-grown". I've put similar knobs on my shop press and tubing bender jacks. Turned and knurled on my 60+ year old Sheldon (see earlier post). They are made out of mild steel. They slip over the jack's valve operator and are held on with a roll pin.
01-09-2003, 07:28 AM
I figured you were going to say that. Thanks ....