I wanted to tear down the trailer in a way that made good use of the lumber, but after almost two years of messing around, I decided to just do it.
The video above shows my backhoe demolishing a trailer. This was so much easier than knocking boards with a sledgehammer.
Using the backhoe made this a lot more fun. Additionally it was easier and took minutes instead of weeks.
I don’t have much more to do to finish cleaning the trailer up.
The stopping point now is removing the trash. A burn permit helped with much of the wood that was not able to be salvaged, and the Sheetrock is being composted down to help amend my soil.
My dad and I also figured out the easiest way to take the deck off the metal frame. Once the top is cleared off I will show that process.
I can’t wait until the trailer demolishing is completed, as I need the double wide gone before I can build the range and set up the sawmill in a semi-permanent location.
All in all I think a Backhoe Demolishing a Trailer is the way to go. If I ever have to do this again, this is how I am going to do it.