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Old 07-25-2011   #1
 
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roller fro raft trailer

Guys, anyone ever build a roler to attach to the back of your trailer? if so please give me some ideas would you?

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They sell "idlers" for conveyer belts. they come in different sizes. With a small welder they can be attached easily with a couple of brackets. I work at a rock pit so we have extras I am going to put some on my new "old" trailer. Let me scratch my brain and remember where we buy new ones.
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Trailerpartssuperstore.com sales alot of rollers and trailer parts. either weldable or you can get the brackets from them.
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I have 3 roller and bracket sets (12 1/2") from harborfreight on the back of my trailer. They work great and are easy to install. This is only the second season I have had them on, but so far they have held up with no issues and make loading our 143D super easy.
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I built one (actually a series of 4). I used black iron pipe and elbows that terminate in floor flanges on each side. Over the horizontal iron pipe, I used oversized PVC tubing. I think it was 3/4" iron and 1 1/2" PVC. It works well, is relatively inexpensive, about $100 for all four rollers. I back the whole shebang into the rio at takeout time.
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I have 3 roller and bracket sets (12 1/2") from harborfreight on the back of my trailer. They work great and are easy to install. This is only the second season I have had them on, but so far they have held up with no issues and make loading our 143D super easy.

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Do you have a picture, or even better, maybe a part number. The HF website doesn't show them, but I will go into the FC store and ask.
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Do a search - I got great info from other posts on this exact topic, full of pics and part #'s and everything you need. This is the first time someone mentioned conveyor idlers though.
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https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ler-27347.html

Plus there are a bunch of other threads if you search
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I built one (actually a series of 4). I used black iron pipe and elbows that terminate in floor flanges on each side. Over the horizontal iron pipe, I used oversized PVC tubing. I think it was 3/4" iron and 1 1/2" PVC. It works well, is relatively inexpensive, about $100 for all four rollers. I back the whole shebang into the rio at takeout time.
Ditto, except I used 1" galvanized pipe with street elbows into the floor flanges, and 1-1/4" sch 40 PVC. I have one pipe going all the way across the back of my trailer, but cut the PVC into three sections to make straightening the raft easier. Works fantastic and there're no bearings to go bad. Be sure to deburr all the cut pipe ends.
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