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post #21 of 34 Old 04-28-2014, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Though now I have to find a way to transport the lumber, since what we need is over the capacity for a U-Haul box truck...time to find a contractor I think :(
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post #22 of 34 Old 04-28-2014, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought of yet another question...
How far down do you put the lowest board? I don't want stuck legs!
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post #23 of 34 Old 04-28-2014, 03:14 PM
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If you put the bottom of the lower board even with the top of the knee or higher, you shouldn't ever have that problem
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Most Home Depots have a flat bed you can rent.

Spacing conundrum. To high and they get their head under the board. If you go to low then the spacing is to wide or you have to add an extra row. Personally I like my fences about 8" off the ground to prevent the going under syndrome.
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post #25 of 34 Old 04-28-2014, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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We estimate the load will weigh 8-9 ton...isn't that too heavy for an average truck and flatbed? Honest question, I have no clue about max loads...and no truck at the moment.
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We estimate the load will weigh 8-9 ton...isn't that too heavy for an average truck and flatbed? Honest question, I have no clue about max loads...and no truck at the moment.
My bosses one ton dually can handle 16,000 lbs well, including the weight of flat bed trailer.

Even if using a one ton truck, I would split a load that heavy. Going is real doable. But, you'll notice a big difference when stopping.
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We estimate the load will weigh 8-9 ton...isn't that too heavy for an average truck and flatbed? Honest question, I have no clue about max loads...and no truck at the moment.

We have hired rollbacks to carry sawmill lumber, utility bldngs, etc, and of our heavy loads. Check with the towing companies in your area.
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post #28 of 34 Old 05-15-2014, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Got a trucking company scheduled for the last week in May! The quotes we got were all over the board, from $4,000 to $750 for the 250 mile haul...talk about variability!
Now I'm trying to find a driller/digger, but where I am at there is rimrock escarpments, so a lot of cantractors won't touch it :( Anyway, I have 3 scheduled to come look at it and give estimates.

Now, another question, which I am sure I am overthinking: How far apart do you have the boards? I don't want the horses to get their big heads stuck, but we also have limited materials.
Does this sound right: 5 foot posts with the rails (8" wide) 12" apart? This would make it 12" from ground to bottom of the lowest rail? We are planning on having 3 rails and 1 board on top of the posts (like a cap).
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post #29 of 34 Old 05-15-2014, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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A sketch to clarify what I sloppily described above:

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We have three 2x6 rails on 4x4 posts.

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