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#6144513 - 01/20/16 07:36 AM 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels
lubbockdave Offline
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what's the safest and most efficient way to haul stacks of hog panels when the trailer you have is 8 ft? Don't really want to cut them 1/2. We did haul some wedged in a truck bed once like a rainbow, but could only do 6 at a time and needed two people to safely unload due to the tension.

any suggestions?

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#6144822 - 01/20/16 10:24 AM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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How many panels are you hauling? You can fold them over and tie the ends together with wire, having them shaped like a "tear drop." This way, you can stand them up or lay them down. If you have a bunch of them then you may need a longer trailer.

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#6144859 - 01/20/16 10:49 AM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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Roll them over and use really strong ratchet straps or cut them I'm half. Just have someone you don't really like release the ratchet strap.

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#6145121 - 01/20/16 01:31 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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If you are trying to haul more than ~6 or so it will probably be worth your time and money to just rent a 16' trailer for the day.
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#6145226 - 01/20/16 02:40 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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Cut them in half or buy the 8ft cattle panels at Tractor Supply.

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#6145255 - 01/20/16 03:04 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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How about a couple of 16' 2x4's laying in the trailer with the panels laid on top and tied down very well? Red flag it for sure.
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#6145357 - 01/20/16 04:13 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
How about a couple of 16' 2x4's laying in the trailer with the panels laid on top and tied down very well? Red flag it for sure.


2x for this solution
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#6145590 - 01/20/16 06:25 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
How about a couple of 16' 2x4's laying in the trailer with the panels laid on top and tied down very well? Red flag it for sure.



never thought of that! i bet that would work!!

thank you everyone for the ideas!

Dave

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#6145749 - 01/20/16 07:34 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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The 2x4 will snap hanging off the end, too much weight and bounce. Another thought, bring part of the panels over the tongue (watch your turning), then use 2x8 with a 2x4 nailed on top, making a "T" shape , also use a red flag or lights on end of panels.

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#6146141 - 01/21/16 06:15 AM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
Originally Posted By: Cast
How about a couple of 16' 2x4's laying in the trailer with the panels laid on top and tied down very well? Red flag it for sure.


2x for this solution


I'd use at least 2x6's and double up, 2 nailed together set and braced like a truss, one set for each side. So you would need 4. You could probably use a 2x4 nailed to a 2x6, then nail to trailer with them nailed on edge, truss style.


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#6146431 - 01/21/16 09:47 AM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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Yeah, overbuild it a little so you don't get caught on the roadside wishing you did.
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#6146569 - 01/21/16 11:00 AM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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Haven't done this on an 8' but did on a 12'. Laid them all in the trailer, looped a tie down strap through the front of them all and down to the trailer tongue. Took another one and went across the front from side to side of the trailer. Bent them up one at a time and put a strap through them all to the front. Then took another and went across the back of the trailer from side to side. Didn't move a bit.
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#6147449 - 01/21/16 05:59 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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I hope you don't need to haul them very far,and not on a state hwy or interstate. The DPS/or DOT trooper's will have a field day with you if you get caught hauling 16 ft panels on an 8 ft trailer.
You'd be better off borrowing or renting a 16 ft trailer to haul them on,or at the very least a 12 ft trailer.

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#6147792 - 01/21/16 08:11 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: lubbockdave]
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Unless you have 16ft 2x4s laying around (I don't) by the time you bought the 2x4s and other lengths to make the frame, you could spend the same and save a half a day just renting a trailer from uhaul.
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#6147807 - 01/21/16 08:14 PM Re: 8 ft trailer-16 ft hog panels [Re: Cast]
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8 foot load extension will get you stopped by law enforcement. Go find a longer trailer. By state law, you are only allowed 4 foot to the rear - they should give you 1 foot grace - so ticket and parked at. 5 plus feet
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