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    Needed to work on the laundry tailer today so I pulled it up with the M37 in low. Did fine, but the kids (all-knowing teens) wondered if I'd end up in the woods when I tried backing the trailer back down to its usual resting place. Nope. But I hate to think how the combination would do on the open road - not a chance of finding out from me.

    Did 2 things to the laundry trailer: painted the ramps with a thick coat of paint. Then I added a bit of sand for traction when the paint dries. I figure this will help if the M37 needs loading when it's raining, or if loading a lighter vehicle.

    I also got around to fixing the spare tire carrier under the laundry trailer. The metal bar at the end of the cable was missing. Added said bar, clamped the cable with 2 cable clips, stowed the tire nice and tight. Should be fine.

    That and a few other odd jobs made for a profitable Saturday.
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    What ramps do you have?

    I just backed my laundry trailer in the pole barn with the M108. What a pain. Dark out, just enough room to fit, no ground guide, and not enough room in front of the barn to get a straight shot in. Spend a lot of time just spinning the manual steering.

    I think it's just as bad as the 105's at backing up. Other than that, it's a great trailer.
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    I wouldn't trade my M1061a1 for three M105s

    No friggin way!!!!! Seriously!

    The M106 trailer is heavy for that vehicle though. It is bad though. I absolutely love it.

    I want to see the ramps. Did you make them yourself?


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    If I remember correctly,they are made from 14 inch X1/2 inch wide channel iron cut to 7 1/2 ft length,with 3/8 inch x 4 inch angle iron welded to the underside to hook to the 3 inch schedule 80 pipe slipped through the rear tiedown eyes for supports.

    I don't make anything light duty.

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    Yes, Brandon made them for me. I didn't measure but his recollection sounds about right. The pics ought to tell the story. The pipes are removable so as not to interfere with the tie down loops. Also follow this link to see them in use loading the M37.

    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/convers...appened-3.html

    They work very well and one man is able to maneuver them around - with a bit of effort.
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    Both sets of pictures tell the story pretty well and have eliminated a great deal of questions I had for you. I would love to use my M1061e1 trailer to tote a M37 and duplicate your effort. I was wondering how you got it up there with the high platform and all, and thought I might have to get both to a loading platform if I go this way. You guys seemed to have worked it out though it does seem like a steep load. Nice trailer and nice truck. Thanks again.
    Oh, and if you decide to ever sell the M37, be sure to PM me . Ha!


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    The M-37, best I recall is rated for a 6000# trailer. However you will need at least 10 acres to stop it in with that kind of load.

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    Thanks for the data on that Squirt-Truck. I was wondering and you read my mind.

    I can say, The brakes on my fairly unused M106 trailer like that, some call a laundry trailer, are good enough to stop it by itself. It is an air over hydraulic braking system. I would be worried about pulling that 5000 pounds of trailer loaded with anything, which would increase the weight. Might blow a head gasket or something on a M37, especially if hilly.

    He has a Deuce though, so no problem. We pulled my entire laundry unit, weighing in at 12,500 pounds loaded with a Deuce. Slowing down going uphill, and pushing down going downhill, but it all worked out and 50mph was possible on the long straight level roads.

    Not sure if the M37 has air to the back of the truck (glad hands) or not. Comment on that anyone?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dAngus View Post
    He has a Deuce though, so no problem. We pulled my entire laundry unit, weighing in at 12,500 pounds loaded with a Deuce. Slowing down going uphill, and pushing down going downhill, but it all worked out and 50mph was possible on the long straight level roads.

    Not sure if the M37 has air to the back of the truck (glad hands) or not. Comment on that anyone?
    No air on a M37 unless he installed a compressor.

    MDSA wasn't advocating pulling a M1061 trailer with the M-37, just that for his use on a Private road, it did what was required to move the trailer so that he could perform a little work.
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    Oh, that would be my Bad! Sorry. Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes we read to much into it.

    Always nice to move the trailers quickly when you gotta cut the grass.

    Thanks Nonotagain. You're right!


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