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Re: I made a dump trailer (pics)

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03-21-2013 07:25:05

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Here is a uniform load chart for 2x4 with 3/8 wall rectangular tube. Remember now these are static loads, I have no idea what dynamic loads would be! These are also in kips.
So lets say he has an 8-feet span, take the lower number of 6.4. Generally with these uniform load charts you divide in half for point loads, which that is what we have here. So now we have 3.2. But we have two pieces of rectangular tube, so we are back up to 6.4. So that is six thousand 400 pounds of static load. Anybody want to calculate for a dynamic load?

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dennis min

03-21-2013 17:35:16

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 Re: I made a dump trailer (pics) in reply to Puddles, 03-21-2013 07:25:05  
Without a smarty tone,

Thnaks for providing the load information.


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jon f mn

03-21-2013 07:46:17

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 Re: I made a dump trailer (pics) in reply to Puddles, 03-21-2013 07:25:05  

Here's a trailer I built with 2x4x1/4 tube. It's still in use after about 18 years.

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