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  • Drop Deck Trailer

    Thought you folks might like to see a trailer I designed and built to load motorcycles and other heavy items from a flat position to a raised over the road position.

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...king_projects/







    A simple hand winch and cables operate the whole mechanism. A set of 1/2" locking pins hold the whole trailer together while moving over the road. This trailer went to California and back........

    RoyB
    Dartmouth, MA

    http://www.rvbprecision.com

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  • #2
    Very nice, how is the pivot point made in the back ? I would be concerned about too much wobble where the bed of the trailer fits between the frame or isn't this an issue ? I'm looking to build a motorcycle trailer for my bike but I think Im going build it low and just tailgate it on. Eventually I want to build one to pull behind the bike as well.
    Ken

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    • #3
      trailer

      thats one fine piece of work for a trailer,well done

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      • #4
        When the drop part mates with the main frame, it all locks together with a series of pins with clevis pins. Solid as a rock when all locked together.

        The rear pivot point is hinged on 1" pivots. Once the trailer is in the travel position, the pivot point handles no weight.

        The best part about it is the comments I get when folks see it in use!
        RoyB
        Dartmouth, MA

        http://www.rvbprecision.com

        Millermatic 185 MIG
        Miller Diversion 165
        Purox W200 O/A
        Grizzly 9957 Mill
        Grizzly 4030 Metal Band Saw
        Grizzly 1050 Knife Belt Sander
        Jet 1236 Metal Lathe
        TP Blast Cabinet

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        • #5
          Drop Deck Trailer

          Great job

          should put a patten on that one
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          • #6
            that is way cool. you gotta get us better pic's of how it works, so we can all steel your idea and make one for our selves. i would love one like that for my quads.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            • #7
              AWESOME JOB...Good IDEA!!



              Originally posted by rbertalotto View Post
              Thought you folks might like to see a trailer I designed and built to load motorcycles and other heavy items from a flat position to a raised over the road position.

              http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...king_projects/







              A simple hand winch and cables operate the whole mechanism. A set of 1/2" locking pins hold the whole trailer together while moving over the road. This trailer went to California and back........

              MillerMatic 211

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              • #8
                Novel idea my friend I would also like to see a pic from the rear of the trailer, if you have one. Very well thought out I'm impressed
                Last edited by BDJ; 03-02-2008, 09:37 AM.

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                • #9
                  Very impressive, thats one of the most unique trailers I've seen.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BDJ View Post
                    Novel idea my friend I would also like to see a pic from the rear of the trailer, if you have one. Very well thought out I'm impressed
                    check out his link to pics in the original post
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                    • #11
                      Here's a couple of rear shots.......

                      BTW, the best use of this trailer is moving machine tools that don't like to go up a ramp easily. I've moved milling machines and metal lathes with this trailer. Up to 2000 pounds...........real nice loading at ground level. The next one I build will have a simple plate of steel or aluminum for the deck. In this way it will be dead flat to load. This trailer has a deck with structure that is 4" high......

                      In the rear view pictures you'll see the spare tire. That is a counter weight to get the rear of the trailer down when it's empty. For a winch I used a side winder type so I can have total control of the lowering process. This type of winch is very easy to control with a load on it. And if you let the handle go it simply stops. You need to manually unwind it. I actually had an electric winch on it at first, but it was more bother than it was worth.





                      I'd take more pictures, but a neighbor of mine moving out to Californi bought it from me last summer and used it to move his bikes and outdoor furniture from Massachusetts to LA..........I got the parts to build another one this spring......

                      Thanks
                      RoyB
                      Dartmouth, MA

                      http://www.rvbprecision.com

                      Millermatic 185 MIG
                      Miller Diversion 165
                      Purox W200 O/A
                      Grizzly 9957 Mill
                      Grizzly 4030 Metal Band Saw
                      Grizzly 1050 Knife Belt Sander
                      Jet 1236 Metal Lathe
                      TP Blast Cabinet

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                      • #12
                        I like the trailer, good idea

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                        • #13
                          do you have a pic or drawing of the underside,and the pivoting action ?
                          i could use one of those
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                          • #14
                            I'll draw a plan and post in in a day or two...........
                            RoyB
                            Dartmouth, MA

                            http://www.rvbprecision.com

                            Millermatic 185 MIG
                            Miller Diversion 165
                            Purox W200 O/A
                            Grizzly 9957 Mill
                            Grizzly 4030 Metal Band Saw
                            Grizzly 1050 Knife Belt Sander
                            Jet 1236 Metal Lathe
                            TP Blast Cabinet

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                            • #15
                              cool................
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
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                              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                              JAMES

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