3 point wood chippers

Jsjac

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The ONLY way to 'stop the rusting' , is to remove 100% of the *(*&%#$^& powdercoat 'paint'. probably the worst 'paint' invented. Unless 100% of it is removed(no 'fun' task', water(moisture) migrates under the paint and attacks the steel. A true no win scenario. In 5 decades I've never seen anything powder coated actually NOT rust once it gets a chip, ding,cut, slice. i do like the trailer though ! Thinking of trading my 6x10 tandem for one like yours.

I wondered about a hitch on the chipper but front end of tractor would be a 'tad light' !!

Sounds like you need a galvanized trailer.
N and N trailer out of Canada is a good one.

Jsjac
 

nbryan

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B2650 BH77 LA534 54" ssqa Forks B2782B BB1560 Woods M5-4 MaxxHaul 50039
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Hadashville, Manitoba, Canada
Sounds like you need a galvanized trailer.
N and N trailer out of Canada is a good one.

Jsjac
If I was still in construction contracting I'd be looking at a galvy trailer replacement for sure, but now retired and using the rust heap dumper until it's gone. Prob spray it eventually with something to slow the process, but all I need is another 5-10 years I think and in my 70's I'll be having the young-uns bringing in the firewood. They can go get a galvy trailer if they want. I'm done investing in construction equipment!
 

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Is salt often used on roads up there in Hadashville? I wonder if perhaps the trailer needs to be rinsed-off after travelling. And I wonder if a zinc shouldn’t be added as anode….or if that would have any effect. (Galvanizing and zinc-rich primer does the same thing.)
 
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nbryan

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B2650 BH77 LA534 54" ssqa Forks B2782B BB1560 Woods M5-4 MaxxHaul 50039
Jan 3, 2019
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Hadashville, Manitoba, Canada
Is salt often used on roads up there in Hadashville? I wonder if perhaps the trailer needs to be rinsed-off after travelling. And I wonder if a zinc shouldn’t be added as anode….or if that would have any effect. (Galvanizing and zinc-rich primer does the same thing.)
The main east-west highway through Canada runs a few kms from us, and yes, in MB we're treated to road salting on such paved main routes during winter "between" seasons where it's 0C to -5C and it has an effect. I have no heated wash space for my equipment/vehicles within at least an hour drive so salt abuse on exposed vehicle steel does indeed happen on my road equipment.
 

nbryan

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B2650 BH77 LA534 54" ssqa Forks B2782B BB1560 Woods M5-4 MaxxHaul 50039
Jan 3, 2019
854
450
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Hadashville, Manitoba, Canada
Is salt often used on roads up there in Hadashville? I wonder if perhaps the trailer needs to be rinsed-off after travelling. And I wonder if a zinc shouldn’t be added as anode….or if that would have any effect. (Galvanizing and zinc-rich primer does the same thing.)
At this point the cost of having the trailer sandblasted and refinished properly is not feasible for me. I think I'll spray on something that will creep into rusted pockets and displace the moisture, like rust check or something. I heard something like diesel and/or kerosene and/or mineral oil mixed will stick around and slow rusting. Sounds kind of stinky and dirty to me.
Keep the steel from getting too weak or perforating from rust, anyway. Not looking to win garbage trailer beauty contests.
 

Elliott in GA

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At this point the cost of having the trailer sandblasted and refinished properly is not feasible for me. I think I'll spray on something that will creep into rusted pockets and displace the moisture, like rust check or something. I heard something like diesel and/or kerosene and/or mineral oil mixed will stick around and slow rusting. Sounds kind of stinky and dirty to me.
Keep the steel from getting too weak or perforating from rust, anyway. Not looking to win garbage trailer beauty contests.
A cheap, safe alternative is The Must For Rust. You just spray it, and leave it. It will remove light rust with one application (overnight), but multiple applications will be needed for more significant rust (thick rust should be physically removed then sprayed). It leaves behind a protective film, and it is safe for virtually all surfaces.

 
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Jsjac

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I originally got the input for the forum.
I bought a Woodmaxx WM8H.
I have been using it for the past couple weekends. Put about 10 hours on it so far.
Has been working great.
The only issue was the in feed roller adjustment bolt backed out and stopped feeding in smaller wood.
I have chipped some Hemlock about 6" in diameter. It also has taken lots of 4-5" hardwood.
So much small wood to deal with,it is easier just to chip it.
You can see a couple piles of chips.
Nineteen years ago we cut in the same area and some of the trees were already 12-14 in diameter.
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RalphVa

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The ONLY way to 'stop the rusting' , is to remove 100% of the *(*&%#$^& powdercoat 'paint'. probably the worst 'paint' invented. Unless 100% of it is removed(no 'fun' task', water(moisture) migrates under the paint and attacks the steel. A true no win scenario. In 5 decades I've never seen anything powder coated actually NOT rust once it gets a chip, ding,cut, slice. i do like the trailer though ! Thinking of trading my 6x10 tandem for one like yours.

I wondered about a hitch on the chipper but front end of tractor would be a 'tad light' !!
Best paint for rust is Rustoleium's Rust Reformer. It converts rust, iron oxide, to iron sulfide. It's basically the same stuff as from other manufacturers since 1970 or earlier.
 
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flyidaho

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Best paint for rust is Rustoleium's Rust Reformer. It converts rust, iron oxide, to iron sulfide. It's basically the same stuff as from other manufacturers since 1970 or earlier.
I have long used "Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer" for anything I have made out of steel. I use it as a finish coat, not just a primer, I happen to like the color (brownish). I will check out the Rust Reformer.
In the kitplane world, some still powdercoat their steel tube fuselages, not me! I too hate the stuff, and have yet to see it hold up over many years as well as paint.