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AndoTheMando
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Ok...originally my 8x5 boxy was rated for 750 kgs...  I blew that out pretty easy....I then changed springs to 1,150 kgs (7 leaf)....and was blowing that out too ....putting some big scoops of topsoil on !!

 

Sooo...I just installed new springs again rated at 1,400 kgs...(9 leaf)  farkers are huge !!! 

 

I reckon I'm at my limit for the single axle set up...LMAO


Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:01 PM

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How are the brakes on the trailer?
Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

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Careful ando the springs will be up to the task of taking the added weight.

But that might be a lot of strss on the rest of the trailer and could cause strss and fatigue cracks in the welds.

In the event of an accident the insurance company might not cover you if they think the trailer is over loaded.

Cheers
Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

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How are the brakes on the trailer?

 

no brakes....its single Axel.. 

Careful ando the springs will be up to the task of taking the added weight.

But that might be a lot of strss on the rest of the trailer and could cause strss and fatigue cracks in the welds.

In the event of an accident the insurance company might not cover you if they think the trailer is over loaded.

Cheers

yes...I agree..  I am keeping eye on things..Its a very solid trailer with a heavy draw bar ...  So far so good..

I wayyy overload this thing :P


Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

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Just remember legally if the combined weight of the trailer and load exceeds 750kg it must be braked. An average trailer weighs around 250kg leaving a margin of half a tonne. Your D shackles on the safety chain must be stamped and rated too.
Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:48 AM

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Also, if you still have the original 750kg axle on it, it will have to be upgraded.

To register a trailer more than 750kg ATM, it will need to be inspected,weighed & measured at an authorised inspection centre.


Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:27 AM

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..I know I'm a dare devil ..  yes my bad

I really only carry a heavy load maybe once or twice a month..  and when i say heavy, its only just over a ton..  soo i'm maybe carting 400 kgs more than what the trailer is rated at ..    This is a heavy duty 8x5 Boxy with a huge square channel draw bar..not some flip flop trailer..  and its being pulled by a Holden Rodeo V6.

All I want is the trailer to handle the 1 ton weight comfortably...and it is

 

 

I'm guessing none of your guys have ever put a heavy load on your trailer....  LMAO


Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:02 AM

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..I know I'm a dare devil ..  yes my bad

I really only carry a heavy load maybe once or twice a month..  and when i say heavy, its only just over a ton..  soo i'm maybe carting 400 kgs more than what the trailer is rated at ..    This is a heavy duty 8x5 Boxy with a huge square channel draw bar..not some flip flop trailer..  and its being pulled by a Holden Rodeo V6.

All I want is the trailer to handle the 1 ton weight comfortably...and it is

 

 

I'm guessing none of your guys have ever put a heavy load on your trailer....  LMAO

Get a better axle prob solved


Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:25 PM

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I have my honesty hat on here and I'll be make some assumptions

 

• 1 - You have never carefully guided a heavy trailer down an FNQ range road in the wet

• 2 - Millions of frogs on the road significantly reduce friction

I have a heavy Vehicle License (class HC)  *Heavy combination* and drove semi Trailers for 20 years .also a dangerous goods permit , Forklift , bobcat, Boat and Excavator.. ...  But never in far Nth QLD ..

I have driven over 6 frogs at most ...lol

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:45 PM

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Get a better axle prob solved

yes...I agree...I'm doing this during the week.. 

 

Edit :  ...new H/D axle rated at 1 ton next Monday   B) 


Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

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I read every post, thread,

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Do you mean read or edit  ;)


Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Most post edits are grumpy vocalising NO, I meant "blah blah'

It's not an easy job

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:20 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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Must be easier being a new mother 


Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:15 PM

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off topic

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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^^ Like.

He looks content but where,s the kids sock savers?  :D


Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

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Congratulations to you DJ, Grae and family!


Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:37 PM

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..I know I'm a dare devil ..  yes my bad

I really only carry a heavy load maybe once or twice a month..  and when i say heavy, its only just over a ton..  soo i'm maybe carting 400 kgs more than what the trailer is rated at ..    This is a heavy duty 8x5 Boxy with a huge square channel draw bar..not some flip flop trailer..  and its being pulled by a Holden Rodeo V6.

All I want is the trailer to handle the 1 ton weight comfortably...and it is

 

 

I'm guessing none of your guys have ever put a heavy load on your trailer....  LMAO

 

Are you saying once or twice a month you carry approximately twice the rated load for the trailer?

 

You may feel comfortable doing it but your insurance company and/or local law enforcement may not see it the same way.


Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:24 PM

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Are you saying once or twice a month you carry approximately twice the rated load for the trailer?

 

You may feel comfortable doing it but your insurance company and/or local law enforcement may not see it the same way.

its Ok Mother Teresa...its getting done properly Monday 


Posted 13 November 2018 - 05:35 PM

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Bloody internet police, second only to maintenance zealots

This country was built by convicts but don’t break a little law occasionally so you can pay more tax and make it even better
Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:00 PM

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off topic

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