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  • #16
    Andy, I love that measuring stick in pic 006, thanks for a great build. Paul
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    • #17
      Andy, interesting capping off of 1 inch in pic 5677. I agree with mounting the lights near the fenders, I worked at a Trailer MFG in Greensboro for 5 years and we did tons of repair, on just that Item. Also being able to replace the fenders is a big plus, and the channel for variable ramp placement. Again, thanks, Paul
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      • #18
        A Job Well Done

        you done a heck of a job on your trailer you should be able to haul
        a dozer if you want
        i realy like working with square tubing
        it looks realy nice when done
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        • #19
          Very nice job Andy.
          Out of position pulse (like upside down) works really well!)
          I wonder if you used your spot timer on the trailer fenders?
          I never was a big fan of those features, until you have a
          machine that has them. I love your table jig setup too.
          Very nice stuff.

          Scott

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          • #20
            axle mounting

            Andy, Are the axles welded to the main frame rails? In the photos it looks like they are? I have a triple axle race car trailer with torsion flex axles also. We broke a spindle, losing the tire, wheel and hub. Fortunately it bounced twice and went over the side of a bridge into the water instead of hitting somebody. I decided to replace all three axles after talking to Dexter, the manufacturer of the axles. My axles were also welded to the frame. I found out the recommendation was to weld a bracket to the frame and bolt the axle bracket to it. That would make replacing an axle easier. As it was with the axle bracket welded directly to the frame it was a MAJOR pain to whittle them off the frame. You bolted your fenders on but it looks like the axles are welded. If you damage a spindle it will be a lot tougher to replace it. Dave Germain

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            • #21
              I thought it wasnt recommended to have any more than two torsion axles on a trailer? Something about if you put three on there it would load wrong and possibly damage one of the axles.
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              • #22
                My Dexter torsion axles came with a bracket that bolts to the axle. I welded the bracket straight to the frame.

                Can't comment on the three axle comment, but will be interested to see the replies.

                I would like to know what type of JIG Andy used.
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                • #23
                  The axle question I have seen trailers by Alumalite with 3 torsion axles. They build alot more than I so I would assume from that there no problem.

                  Andy,,,,,,very nice trailer. By the way, your welding well its pretty good.. Just kidding its AWESOME as usual.

                  Keep up the good work.

                  Paul

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                  • #24
                    http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/f/Appli...te_Catalog.pdf

                    scroll down to page 7 to trailer design considerations. It say torflex axles should not be used in situations requiring more than two axles.
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                    • #25
                      I stand corrected,

                      Thanks,
                      Paul

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