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  • Aluminum Dump in Australia as Compared to US

    Hi All I was reading wheels post with a lot of interest as I'm also rebuilding a aluminum tipper (dump)at work and was interested in how different they are there in the states as to here and also I though its cool 2 people here on different sides of the world were doing the same sort of thing at the same time
    we dont have as many xmembers in our aluminum tippers at most theres 2 one just behind the hosit well (we very rarely run under body hosit on our tippers )
    and one at the back we have large main rails as in the 2nd pic
    the 1st pic is what they looked like when they first came in we do truck and trailer smash repairs and these 2 trailers were both in a crash there what we call a B double over not sure in the states most likely the same
    as a result of the crash I have to replace the 1 side sheet and upper and lower aluminum extrusion's and front on both trailers
    and also straighten and re aligned the chassis of both trailers as they are badly bent I took some pics of this part but they didn't work I will take more on Monday if anyone would like to see how we do it

    tools used to remove side and front are a circular saw with aluminum blade to cut along the floor line next to lower extrusion
    trust old Metabo 5 inch grinder with a milling blade (a small circular saw blade that goods on the grinder need your wits about when using this blade one slip and something is missing ) and last of all a oxy to melt the very hard to get bits then dressed with a aluminum grinding wheel
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    Last edited by wello; 03-24-2006, 03:22 AM.

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    Neat deal, looks to be lots of work ... I for one would like to see more pictures ... thanks
    Regards, George

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    • #3
      this what the trailers will look like when finshed but with out the signwriting
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      • #4
        Are they hauling bulk fertilizer? And if so how do they empty the front trailer? Looks like possibly a end dump which would dump the load through the tandems. By the way very nice work.

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        • #5
          yep they were hauling bulk fertilizer there is a grid between the trailers for the lead trailer to tip into and also if the part the trailers the running gear on the lead trailer retacts under the body for tipping and use as a single trailer
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          • #6
            today I had to do some repair work on the chassis of the prime mover that was towing the trailers it is a K104 cabover areodyne(Kenworth) its getting a brand new cab so I had to fix the chassis first heres a few pics
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            • #7
              heres a few more pics of trailer work
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              • #8
                few more pics
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                • #9
                  heres a pic of the nasty little tool that helps me turn aluminum into dust
                  its called a miling wheel here 5" of pure terror
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                  • #10
                    That thing looks just mean.

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                    • #11
                      Wondering.....

                      Do you use a similar blade in the circular saw?

                      TIA,

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                      • #12
                        yep the circular saw blade is pretty much the same we use wax for lube on the blades

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                        • #13
                          WoW! Wello. That is one well equiped shop and you do some great work.

                          Mike
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                          • #14
                            Cool tour of your shop and processes. BTW: how many fingers do you have left? Just kidding! Be careful with those wonderful tools!
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                            • #15
                              still most of my fingers left
                              I have start to put some of the parts back on the trailers
                              I have to polish all the new parts first so I 'll try and get
                              some pics of progress of far and also some of the other parts of the shop
                              eg aint shop and panel shop

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