T. Curtis Gresham had always wanted to learn how to weld, but just never made the time or spent the money for a welder, until this last year! He rides an older model Yamaha motorcycle, and attends rallies that are sometimes over 500 miles away, and after rebuilding the motorcycle engine, he didn't want to put many of those unnecessary highway miles on it. Since he just couldn't find the right trailer at the local building supply stores, he decided to build one using his Lincoln PRO-MIG 135 (current model is a Pro-MIG 140).
He purchased six 7 foot sections of 1/4" thick 2"x 3" angle iron and also some smaller 1/8" thick 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" angle iron, some square tubular stock and some jeep style fenders and went to work.
The motorcycle weighs over 600 lbs. and has traveled on the trailer over several thousand miles.
The "saddle bags" were made from aluminum toolboxes that were reduced in length by 6 inches and welded back together.
"I have been very pleased over the past several years with the performance and versatility of this welding machine. It has the power to handle 1/4" thick plate and angle iron for the trailer frame, the finesse to handle sheet metal for the fenders and the thin aluminum plate of the toolboxes! I am thankful that I made the initial investment in this machine, it was well worth it!"
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.