plumber wrote:Just went completely through the trailer. New brakes, drums bearings, tires. For the sake of legality, I'm going to put 5 tons in the trailer and one in the bed of my truck. When I get home I'm going to shovel the ton out of the bed into the trailer. I was also thinking of making 3 sides permanent and 1 side so I can drop as the coal gets used.
Cut a valve or a doghouse in the bottom of the lower gate. Jack the tongue up as far as you can. Got a hill/grade close by? Once you rig you winter cover, you won't have to mess with it at all. With a valve you won't have to shovel for a while and with a doghouse, you won't have to reach so high. Removable valve in the lower gate an you can slide the shovel in quite far before you'd have to rake the coal forward. I did that for years with my first cart. Made it to early spring before I had to get inside and move it forward. That was with nut size, you're looking at rice(?).