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My home-built ATV/UTV dump trailer, for use while being towed by my ATV. It is still unfinished, and someday when I get the time I will finish it so that all of my hard work won't go to waste. The hydraulic lift cylinder didn't work out so well; it is for an engine hoist and is very S-L-O-W to operate...I ended up either dumping the bed manually or just offloading items by hand. Someday I'll add a 12-volt hydraulic pump and scissor hoist to dump the bed.

This dump trailer was primarily built from salvaged & scavenged pieces and parts from my Grandfather's old farm in northern California, while I was cleaning it up in order to sell the property; I needed to build this dump trailer to expedite the cleanup. His farm was more than 500 miles from where I live in southern Nevada, and was an extremely time-consuming and difficult cleanup; fuel costs alone cost me $400 roundtrip and food/lodging were significantly more each trip. I was averaging 2 trips per month there on my days off from work to clean up 68 years' worth of junk and garbage, adding up to about 2500 miles per MONTH for my truck, my trailer, and my equipment. So, I needed to be able to bring my own compact equipment with me to immediately start cleaning & organizing, as I didn't have the time nor the money to rent equipment (can only pick it up at certain times, must bring it back by a certain time, must be clean, must be topped off with fuel, etc; I tried this at first and it didn't work out at all). This little dump trailer paid for itself many times over, as I was able to move more than 7 tons of scrap metal and much more garbage which greatly helped to expedite the cleanup and maximize my time on site.

Once the primer cured, I applied 2 coats of Rustoleum Rusty Metal Paint. I then assembled the bogie to the frame, and installed the 4 wheels/tires I did have to buy separately. I also installed a collapsible landing leg for when the trailer is not hitched up. This view shows the profile.

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