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


Mother Teresa? Really?

OK it's your call what you do.
Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:45 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

I load up with a ton or more on occasions. I have stoppers wielded up underneath so the springs don't bottom out. Its an old home made thick steel, over engineered farmers trailer. It doesn't like a Ton on it and neither does my van but they both get the job done.


Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:38 AM

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:12 PM

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OK...Today was the day for all of my upgrades to come together...

I bought a H/D axle from the manufacturer of my trailer..  Rated a 1 ton

(plus new wheel bearings and new U bolts)

New Light Truck Tyre's Rated at 950 kgs each

all this with the combination of my 9 leaf springs rated at 1.4 ton..

 

I installed it all and went and picked up a load of soil...I must say the handling and ride improvements are amazing  ...it was total worth doing everything

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:32 PM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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So, advice for newbies, maybe spend the extra upfront ?


Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

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I thought the current ADR (38) rules were

Trailer GVM exceeding 750kg requires brakes

source - https://www.legislat...ils/F2018L00692

 

and this excerpt copied from from the NSW gov 'Road Rules - Towing'

Braking system

The minimum braking system for a trailer depends on the type of trailer, its weight and the weight of the vehicle: 

  • 0 – 750 kg loaded weight – no brakes required.
  • 751 – 2000 kg loaded weight – braking on both wheels on at least one axle.
  • 2001– 4500 kg loaded weight – braking on all wheels, and an automatic breakaway system in case the trailer becomes detached from the vehicle.

Brakes must be operable from the driver’s seating position.

source - https://www.rms.nsw....les/towing.html

 
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:56 PM

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


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I thought the current ADR rules were

Trailer GVM exceeding 750kg requires brakes

source - https://www.legislat...ils/F2018L00692

 

and this excerpt copied from from the NSW gov 'Road Rules - Towing'

Braking system

The minimum braking system for a trailer depends on the type of trailer, its weight and the weight of the vehicle: 

  • 0 – 750 kg loaded weight – no brakes required.
  • 751 – 2000 kg loaded weight – braking on both wheels on at least one axle.
  • 2001– 4500 kg loaded weight – braking on all wheels, and an automatic breakaway system in case the trailer becomes detached from the vehicle.

Brakes must be operable from the driver’s seating position.

source - https://www.rms.nsw....les/towing.html

 
Grae

 

yes you are correct... 


Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:58 PM

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I got sidetracked, pest customers asking 'it's raining, are you coming tomorrow, should I leave the gate unlocked?'

(I'm not sure, it's not tomorrow yet!)

 

 

Ando, good to see the overslung axle in your pics, they tend to help with road stability (lower centre of gravity)

 

anyway… the point was, for you and others

 

Trailers are great on flat terrain/straight roads but throw in some road slime, hills/curves/off camber bends or an EMERGENCY hazard evasion situation and the trailer forgets that something is towing it.

 

Graeme

 

Edit: I have had one in my rear view mirror for more than 30 years, I've crashed them, lost 'em, had wheels fall off, had one go past me and many times driven down the range roads (Kuranda/Gillies) in the wet at 10km/hr and still sliding…


Edited by Grae, 21 November 2018 - 05:20 PM.

Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:31 PM

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


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I got sidetracked, pest customers asking 'it's raining, are you coming tomorrow, should I leave the gate unlocked?'

(I'm not sure, it's not tomorrow yet!)

 

 

Ando, good to see the overslung axle in your pics, they tend to help with road stability (lower centre of gravity)

 

anyway… the point was, for you and others

 

Trailers are great on flat terrain/straight roads but throw in some road slime, hills/curves/off camber bends or an EMERGENCY hazard evasion situation and the trailer forgets that something is towing it.

 

Graeme

 

Edit: I have had one in my rear view mirror for more than 30 years, I've crashed them, lost 'em, had wheels fall off, had one go past me and many time driven down the range roads (Kuranda/Gillies) in the wet at 10km/hr and still sliding…

Yes, towing a trailer can be very dangerous and when things go bad...they go very bad..  I at no way encourage anyone to over load their trailer..  But I do encourage people to set their trailer up to handle a load...  we all carry heavy loads in the is game, be it top soil, garden waste and mulch.

I see lawnies driving around with toy trailers on...  250kgs would blow them out...

I pulled a load of soil this morning and the ute and trailer handled like a dream it was very predictable driving and handling ..Mind you..  my Work ute (rodeo v6) is rated at 2,500 kgs ..


Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:27 PM

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So, advice for newbies, maybe spend the extra upfront ?

my advice is never be scared to set your self up. and don't listen to people who say .."no you cant do that"...have a crack !!...  some lawnies will never do the work i do... I do lots of turfing, top soiling and mulching... always use a H/D trailer..  I see lots of lawnies towing total pieces of S.HIT trailers...spend the money and buy proper gear...make yourself look professional.


Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:35 PM

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my advice is never be scared to set your self up. and don't listen to people who say .."no you cant do that"...have a crack !!...  some lawnies will never do the work i do... I do lots of turfing, top soiling and mulching... always use a H/D trailer..  I see lots of lawnies towing total pieces of S.HIT trailers...spend the money and buy proper gear...make yourself look professional.

I'm busy as just mowing with the odd hedge and rubbish removal. Don't want to do turfing or top soiling and my $250 Heavy gauge 8 x 7.5   home made steel trailer made in the 70s gets the job done ,plus being so old its got no VIN or Chassis number so I can use the number plate on the boat trailer to (after I grinded off the chassis number that was on the boat trailor..). I keep thinking I should upgrade to something a bit more flash but then think if its not broken don't replace it.. People don't care what ya gear looks like, they care on the value for money, reliability and the quality of the job. But yes a nice new trailer would be sweet. 

 

I recon I might be one of those lawnies towing a piece of shi.t (Hey my work van is a $450 piece of shi.t that just keeps going and going. Toyota Vans- unbelievable reliable and you can have all your gear everyday without ever unloading at home). I didn't buy a business either- I built it. See new guys come and go in fancy gear every year...

Each to their own I recon. Wife likes her brand spankers new car. 

 

Did I tell you guys a Commodore ran into the back corner of my trailor last year whilst I was eating lunch? I got a couple paint chips and his passenger side front end was crushed. Scared the fk outa me, I nearly dropped my Basil chicken and rice..


Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:36 PM

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:lol:


Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

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I'm busy as just mowing with the odd hedge and rubbish removal. Don't want to do turfing or top soiling and my $250 Heavy gauge 8 x 7.5   home made steel trailer made in the 70s gets the job done ,plus being so old its got no VIN or Chassis number so I can use the number plate on the boat trailer to (after I grinded off the chassis number that was on the boat trailor..).

 


 

 

I like your style ;)


Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:11 PM

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LOL 

 

I looked on Gumtree for a trailer a while back just to have one - what a godawful selection of rusted hulks - doesn't anyone store their trailer under cover? - decided I may as well spend the money and get a new galvanised unit if I decide I really need one.


Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:29 PM

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Originally I bought my 8x5 for $800 ..  I covered it in fish oil..  Built my own cage around it with whipper racks ..and I also have a custom made tarp that goes over the top to protect everything in bad weather.

I'll take some pics of my full set up


Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

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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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Nice mullet Ando the mando, or is that Ando the man do ? :-)
Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:21 AM

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Nice mullet Ando the mando, or is that Ando the man do ? :-)

haha...Ive had some crazy hairstyles over the years...(Hello Ladies) :P


Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

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