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Old 01-04-2014, 11:35 PM
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I'd prefer no trailer...they wind up being a PITA.
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I've seen low utility boxes with gooseneck trailers. Be slick if you could put together a truck/trailer combo that worked. I love utility boxes.

Or as duncers said, get a truck that does everything you need and 86 the trailer if possible. They are a bastard.
No dice, part of what I want to do includes building fences using 30'+ long drill pipe and rod...
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Once again, depends what you want to do... I just can't quite get one let alone 2 cars on the back of my truck... tractors don't fit very well either.
That's the other part, I've got a tractor and quite possibly a skid steer for ground prep and heavy lifting.
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Trailers are a must have, I just hope he's not planning on using it everyday. That's what I was trying to say.
Depends on how the fence business goes.
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Just throwing an idea out there Eric - What about an E350 diesel box truck for your mobile workshop ...... a tail lift and some cutouts along the sides where you could put access doors to get at your tools without going through the back.
That would give you a good gvwr and tool storage as well as the towing ability if needed.

Maybe something like this http://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/4256546413.html
No can do, thought about it though... Just not feasible...
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:18 AM
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definitely gonna have to go the gooseneck way then if you're going to drag lengths of steel that long around plus at least with the trailer you can carry the tractor/skid steer and concrete mixer too.
Years ago when i was a kid i helped my father build the cow yard for our dairy shed out of pipe like that ....... got lots of welding practice out of it.
Its amazing what attachments you can get for those wee skid steer loaders now.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:11 AM
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A little off subject but why do you need a 30' long drill pipe for a fence post ?
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:12 AM
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Not just used for fence posts Mark, also used for top rail of fence.

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:15 AM
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I know some stock yards use things like that for making fence. Guard rails are another one. For getting into fence building, a goose neck is mandatory. If you go that route, go one step farther and get a backhoe, either attachment or complete unit later. Local fence builder has the flatbed trailer, tractor with backhoe attachment, but left regular box with side boxes for tools. He has been doing that buisiness for as long as I can remember, and has been quite successful with it. It was just him and his boys for most of the time.

I like the idea of adding boxes to the trailer, if nothing more for tie down gear. If you go flatbed and keep the boxes underneath, it does make access to things in the bed easier, but I expect you will want to raise the sides a bit, but that is easy.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:22 AM
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That's a common way of doing fences here...except when the drilling ramps up and the pipe gets pricey.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:24 AM
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Commonly it is pipe that is no longer useful in the field. Same with the guard rail, it is all used stuff.
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Commonly it is pipe that is no longer useful in the field. Same with the guard rail, it is all used stuff.
Yes....but when drilling is busy they dispose of nothing until absolutely required...drives the price up in the used market.
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Looks like a good bed.
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