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Old 01-03-2009, 05:04 AM
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Ground access axles - trailers

Hi guys,

I have recently designed some cheap axles you can fit under trailers, so that the trailers sit flat on the ground when loading and off-loading.

I am not sure if this would help you out but I have done some crash rescue with this trailer in Sydney and it works great.

The suspension is either polyurethane, coil or leaf springs. Drop me a mail with any feed-back!

Cheers,
Rad
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I sure would like to see how you did it that looks great post picture of it at normal stance too if possible thanks
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Hi guys,

I have recently designed some cheap axles you can fit under trailers, so that the trailers sit flat on the ground when loading and off-loading.

I am not sure if this would help you out but I have done some crash rescue with this trailer in Sydney and it works great.

The suspension is either polyurethane, coil or leaf springs. Drop me a mail with any feed-back!

Cheers,
Rad
Rad,

Interesting construction..

What's the rating for towing capacity?

Without removable fenders and the with the welded railing on the side you might have problems loading a low-rider car and be able to open the door.

Maybe I'd replace the railing for D-Hook style tie downs recessed in bed?
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Not that I'm cynical or anything, but I'm wondering when we'll see the rest of the advertisement, since we haven't seen any construction details.

Teaser photo + teaser comment = lead-in for advertisement

How-to photo + how-to comment = enthusiast, sharing info
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re: Ground access axles - trailers

I would think the load rating would be greatly affected by the fact the wheels can fold down like that, fold downs at 60 MPH are hard on the nerves Good idea if ya can make it work...........
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pretty slick idea

Now you got my wheels turnin....have to sleep on this one.
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My neighbor when I lived in Calif used to rent a fold down trailer to move heavy lathes'. mills. etc ...they had a hyd lift system and when you got it in place you put in a lock pin.
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Not that I'm cynical or anything, but I'm wondering when we'll see the rest of the advertisement, since we haven't seen any construction details.

Teaser photo + teaser comment = lead-in for advertisement

How-to photo + how-to comment = enthusiast, sharing info
grouch, i agree, that's a teaser photo-no details-also the OP hasn't posted since, so he isn't sharing the info.

my guess is it is nothing new, i'll bet it is just a scaled up version of the pop up dollies carried on all tow trucks for the last 25+ years.

awert-as far as them popping down or unloading, in the bizillion times pop up dollies have been used i've never seen or heard of one single case of them popping down. it is like a failsafe design.
next time you guys get a chance look at the design of pop up dollies on any tow truck, i'll bet the driver would be glad to explain the operation of them. (that is if you do the grunt work of taking them off the truck, that is the biggest pain in the arse of useing them )
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re: Ground access axles - trailers

Are the pop up dollies similar to what i see on a lot of fish houses up here? Where the wheels fold down (up i should say) and your sitting on the ice....I'll have to check that out, ramps are a pain in the bun...
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Are the pop up dollies similar to what i see on a lot of fish houses up here? Where the wheels fold down (up i should say) and your sitting on the ice....I'll have to check that out, ramps are a pain in the bun...
That's why I bought one of these rollback trailers - found mine used on Craigslist

http://www.kwikload.com/carhauler.htm

No ramps, removable fenders - I can load a snake on this thing without dragging it's belly

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Are the pop up dollies similar to what i see on a lot of fish houses up here? Where the wheels fold down (up i should say) and your sitting on the ice....I'll have to check that out, ramps are a pain in the bun...
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we don't have those fish houses out here in cal. so i can't say. with the pop up dollies the wheels stay straight up, but rotate from above to below the axel (that's what the OPs picture looks to be). you set them up with the wheels off the ground above the axel and the axels on the ground, then rotate the wheels to below the axels to lift the car where they lock in place. although the tow truck dollies are made to work on one end of a car, they will lift like the front end of a caddy el dorado front wheel drive (or similar heavy loads) with ease. so slightly scaled up i don't see why they wouldn't work for a trailor...
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There was company here several years ago that was building trucks like that. They would take a 4wd Chevy. Cut the truck behind the cab and build a drop flat bed off of the remaining frame. The bed would drop flat on the ground to load and unload. Had some kind of trailer type set up in the back. No rear differentials. Removed the rear driveshaft and plugged the hole on the transfer case then just run the truck in 4wd but in this case was front wheel drive. Looked really slick. They sold quite a few of them before they went out of business.
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