Direct Drive Trailer Build


#1

Hello guys,

Been a while since i have posted here. Hope everyone is doing well and having a succesful year. I wanted to post a basic set up i had done with my trailer last year. Unfortunately i had the trailer stolen last december and it completely wiped me out. Im hoping it helps someone trying to build a basic 2 man setup with direct drives. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask them.


#2

Man, that sucks. That was a nice trailer. I envy the guys that have the enclosed trailer. I’m assuming you had insurance and are I the process of rebuilding?


#3

Yes i am. Unfortunately i made a fatal mistake and i sunk all the money i made back into the trailer and didnt leave myself a buffer. One thing i will say i didnt get ripped of by the insurance company when they paid me back for the trailer, the paid me 5$ less than what i paid for it new. Not bad for a trailer used and abused for about a year and half. The equipement i didnt get jack all for it. So now unfortunately i am back to working for someone else, but i will save my money and have to rebuy all my things again. Live and learn i guess.


#4

Ugh. It’s one thing to steal someone else’s toys like a boat or car, but to steal their source of income is just a whole deeper Low. I hope your able to build another trailer & get a tracking device on it.


#5

Well to be honest i will not get a trailer. I live near vancouver, canada and it is a nightmare driving and parking on a big city. Some of the cities outside where the big money clients are is even worse. Small and lots of hills with narrow winding driveways… stressfull ■■■ hell. My next purchase will be a mid size transit 250. But yes i am back to the drawing board but i will come out stronger than ever thats for sure.


#6

That’s an interesting fueling solution for gravity fed machines. I like it.


#7

There’s a special place for people like that. Good luck with your rebuild.

Another option for gravity fed engines is by installing a fuel pump and a remote tank. You can get a pulse for it by drilling a hole in the valve cover and installing a barb. Run a hose from the barb to the pulse line on the fuel pump. Replacement valve covers are cheap so can always change back. My generator has a 7 gallon tank so I run my pressure washer off of that tank. It kind of serves two purposes. I don’t use my generator that much but it always has fresh gas due to running my pressure washer everyday. I just start my gen ever so often to get new gas into the carb.

You can also get pulse by installing a barb in the carb isolator. They also have aftermarket isolators with the barb already installed. I used one on a 18 hp 4 cycle engine I installed in our golf cart. I’ve used the valve cover method and carb isolator for the fuel pump and they both work.


#8

Yes it was. Was getting tired of lugging around 5 gallon jerry cans and refueling everyday. This saved me alot of time. Only negative was that being its red, you couldnt really see how much gas was left, so what i did was drilled a hole on the top so i could look down and see how much left over