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    Confused OT but cat guys will know,,,,

    I just built a 10 k tilt bed trailer, new wood deck, what is the best waterproof treatment to protect the wood? Dont plan on hauling tracked equipment just wheeled stuff....Thanks WA7OPY

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    treated lumber and a covered parking spot
    Cat D47U
    Allis Chalmers HD3
    No more JD 1010, IH T340

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    Linseed oil! but let it soak in till dry or things will slip and slide. Best to use on cured or dry planks. May take a couple of coatings now and then through the year.

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    50% boiled linseed oil mixed with 50% turpentine
    Cat 941B, Cat D2 4U, Cat D3B, Cat D4 7U, Cat D6 9U

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    Used motor oil or transmission fluid have always work for us and it's free and easy to come by

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    Default Deck treatment

    50% Linseed oil, 50% thompsons waterproof.

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