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#1 1979jake

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:33 AM

hey :)
Just curious is anyone make hay haulers in 1/24 or 1/25 scale?
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any help will be muchly appreciated :)

#2 Fat Brian

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

They don't look terribly heavy duty, your best bet may be to scratch them. You might could start with the AMT Fruehauf flat bed to have some suspension to rob and a start on the decking. One of the resin casters does a dolly but I can't think of who at the moment.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

I believe there is also a dolly in the Ford C900 & US Mail trailer kit. I have a couple of those kits. I could check if you'd like.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

You should check in your own backyard, Jake. Have a look at what Auslowe www.auslowe.com has. They have trailer kits in various length in 1:24 & 1:25 scale and dollies also.
There is another kit supplier in Australia: Melbourne Model Truck Accessories http://www.freewebs.com/mmtaer/ They have many type of trailers kits too.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:13 AM

Australia seems to be a hot bed for model trucking.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:35 AM

Australia really is!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Nobody makes a "kit" of hay flats but the best kit to make some from would be the old IMC/Testors flatbed for the trailers themselves. The trailer bed in that kit is comprised of two short flatbeds so no cutting of the beds would be needed. I would get the running gear and wheels aftermarket though as they're not that great in that kit.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

Nobody makes a "kit" of hay flats but the best kit to make some from would be the old IMC/Testors flatbed for the trailers themselves. The trailer bed in that kit is comprised of two short flatbeds so no cutting of the beds would be needed. I would get the running gear and wheels aftermarket though as they're not that great in that kit.

the problem with those is that the frame work isnt realy that good,not heavy enough for a flat bed IMO.Also one of those halfs are too short so you would still need to cut and splice.Start with the amt flat beds,much less hassle

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

the problem with those is that the frame work isnt realy that good,not heavy enough for a flat bed IMO.Also one of those halfs are too short so you would still need to cut and splice.Start with the amt flat beds,much less hassle


I agree that the frame and running gear/wheels on the IMC/Testors and most recently by Lindberg, flatbed are junk but for the bed portion, I believe this kit would be the best choice as the bed height is very low and the beds have internal stake pockets rather than an exterior rub rail which when not added to the AMT flatbed kit, minimizes the overall width of the trailer. Also, both bed sections in the IMC/Testors/Lindberg flatbed kit are identical as you can see in the following pics.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c673892e0

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4abb3278f2

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

Thanks guys! :)

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

The tubes for a rack would be easy to build if you are looking at a true hay hauler. But up here in North Dakota they are hauling hay out of here like crazy on any trailer they can put it on due to the draught conditions around the us. People paying like 18k a load. But hay trailers here are pretty much standard wood decking flatbeds. And if they are specific farm use they have the racks. I have seen bales on Lowboys, 48' flatbeds, Anything they fit on.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

But, now question. Anyone got any idea to make bales since they don't sell miniature balers?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

You might could use rafia, they sell it in bags at most craft stores for cheap. You could cut it into short lengths and stack it for square bales or wrap it for rolled bales.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

Huh, might try that. I have been wanting to build a Hay Hauler but this is what stumped me.