Welcome! Please use the navigational links to explore our website.
PartsASAP LogoCompany Logo Auction Link (800) 853-2651

Shop Now

   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver

Implement Alley Discussion Forum

flat bed trailer maintenance

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

01-21-2017 05:46:00

Report to Moderator

I noticed this morning that my flat bed trailer with 1ft removable sideboards was almost full of wet leaves.

I removed the leaves, of course the bed floor was wet. If left unchecked, these leaves can cause even a treated floor to rot,

good or bad, I keep the floor saturated with used oil, do not know if this helps protect it or not, but it is a mess if I want to haul something and keep it clean. The summer sun bakes the oil off the bed.

just a heads up to check the trailer bed and remove the dead leaves

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

01-25-2017 18:11:46

Report to Moderator
 Re: flat bed trailer maintenance in reply to wellmax99, 01-21-2017 05:46:00  
I told my daughter that she could stack rocks and old concrete in the flair wagon. It set and collected leaves and water. I realized one day that wagon had set for three years and it was about time to empty it. It emptied real easy,the bottom of the wagon fell out as soon as I moved it. :) That is another project, replacing the floor.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
3000 FPS

01-21-2017 21:12:48

Report to Moderator
 Re: flat bed trailer maintenance in reply to wellmax99, 01-21-2017 05:46:00  
Yep I use old hydraulic oil on the wood of my flat bed trailers.

It seems to help but I do not have trees around my place.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bryce Frazier

01-21-2017 08:21:43

Report to Moderator
 Re: flat bed trailer maintenance in reply to wellmax99, 01-21-2017 05:46:00  
We don't have leaf issues around here (not that kind of trees), but I have never done anything to our deck. It sits outside ever day of it's life. The boards are warping a little, and I broke one of them, but they are 11 years old from factory, and I think they have served their duty! They are not treated either.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

01-21-2017 07:49:54

Report to Moderator
 Re: flat bed trailer maintenance in reply to wellmax99, 01-21-2017 05:46:00  
I would be more worried about them rotting the steel than the wood if the wood is treated and oiled

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2023 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy