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New trailer starting to come together

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chris9724, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    Hey guys here are the latest pics of the new sanding trailer. Hope to have it on the road in a week or so.

    Thanks Chris

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    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i would be concerned with speed bumps or crap in the road ripping the motor off
  3. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I had the same thoughts, otherwise looks great
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    interesting, i would want to make sure none of the salt will be hitting the trailer or tires, hyd drive or electric?
  5. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    Hey guys

    The sander is all electric. Just picked up some rubber sheets to protect the under side of the trailer. I think we are going to try and move the spinner motor to the top of the of the sander. I really don't like it hanging that low to the ground.

    Thanks Chris
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    Looks like spreader pattern is going to be blocked by tires and what appears to be a cross member that has had a section cut out of it. :eek:
  7. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    I think what you're seeing is the ramps in storage under the trailer. The cross members sit higher..........
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    The ramps sit up higher, look at the doors in cut in the tail of the trailer. The black is a cross member cut out that might be boxed up around out of our view in the photo.

    Looks like an interesting idea. I'd have chose a tandem dual axle trailer over a triple axle though if you plan to do a lot of turning, especially with that short of a trailer.
  9. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Looks nice. I don't know how easy its going to be to back up and maneuver around though. Seems to me unless your doing wide open large parking lots or city streets it could be difficult.
  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    That is a good idea, but I can see the bottom getting ripped off.
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    We pulled a 4 yard bumber hitch salter around for a few years and it worked pretty well until it got over half unloaded and all the weight went to back of trailer. That looks like a really nice trailer but I think you would have been better to start from scratch. The spinner on the rear should be totally exposed to spread properly. Add to that the rear axle is just going to get blasted with salt along with the trailer. 2 7 or 8k axles would have allowed much better spreader placement and weight transfer. Sorry for all the negativity and I hope I'm wrong and it works great.
  12. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    Hey guys

    Yes that is a cross member that is cut. It is boxed and plated above the view of the camera. I have the trailer dealer do that part as not to void the trailers warranty. It is probably stronger now, he put a ton of steel up there.

    All we do are huge trucking yards so no backing up. Maybe to odd ramp but they are like 40ft wide.

    The motor is the biggest job left to do. But we have a solid plan how and where to move it.

    The spread pattern is great form our test run we did. the spinner is set back far enough so the trailer dose not inter fear with it.

    Thanks Chris
  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    In the pic it looks like spinner is in the center of that support that was cut. Just think that would restrict any salt from going to the side. Of course that may be your plan. By the way that is a nice trailer. Thumbs Up
  14. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400


    Post more pics when your done
  15. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    Full test run.

    Frist full test run. 7.5 yards of gravel on the trailer and it towed great. It spreads a little heavier in the middle and shoots about 20ft to both sides. 40-50ft total spread width.

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  16. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    your going to loose your load if you keep running it upside down
  17. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    No he won't, he just needs to put a tarp over it. LOL
  18. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52


    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Interesting idea, wound loveeeee to see a video of the spread pattern.
  20. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    How does that not just pelt the sides of the rear tires?