Multiple machine thread


#41

Myne has an old true green fiberglass body on it.

I set it up just to get by the last few months.

250 gallon buffer , 35 gallon chem tank , 2 machines on stainless mounts with hose reels on top.

This winter I’m working on getting it set up a lot more efficient.

Like Florida said, sucks on the highway but it is awesome in communities with sharp turns. So far, nice little truck.

I plan on buying another flat bed NPR here in January / Feb. (New tax year) you can find them for right around 5k if you take time looking and willing to travel. Seems like yours is a good deal to me if everything checks out


#42


This is how I set mine up when I added my second machine. 1 275 gallon tank works perfect with 1 inch lines feeding each machine.


#43

That looks nice


#44

Take some pics of your plumbing set up for me… if you dont mind


#45

Such a clean rig!


#46

I’ll see if I can find one I’ve already taken. I’m in the process of sanding everything down to repaint. If not I’ll send you a picture when I get everything put back together.


#47

What kind of sander you using on trailer metal. Thinking about doing mine soon. Got some rust on my curbside fender


#48

The sand blast nozzle for your pressure washer will work great. I’ve used it several times from metal to removing bottom paint from a boat


#49

lol, I’d have to buy a sand blast nozzle, etc… I’ve never used one. But that might do the trick. I’d kind of like to get rid of some Herculiner too in a couple of places. But doesn’t it make an awful mess?


#50

I may just sell my trailer and get a new one tho. This one is like 2 years old. Kind of ready to do a fresh build anyway.


#51

Yes it makes quite a mess . Get an aluminum trailer This time. I good one will last forever even with SH on it. Aluminum frame and PT deck is as good as it gets for our industry


#52

Will an aluminum carry that much weight though? Never really looked at except for a car hauler.


#53

Aluminum is much stronger actually. Comparing the same tencil strength of steel aluminum will require much more stress before failure. Aluminum also has no memory so I can flex and still return to its form.
Aluminum is also 40 percent lighter.
60 series aluminum is considered structural aluminum it is strong and stiff and good for welding .
Ideally when using aluminum you should increase the gauge by 25 percent for rigidity.
If a trailer is usually made out of 3/16 steel . If using aluminum 1/4 is recommended.
Because aluminum weld is very soft every joint should have a gauset . Premium aluminum trailer builders use bolts or rivits in addition to welds of most joints .
When built correctly a aluminum trailer will last forever because they will likely never rot


#54

If I had time I would build you one for half the cost of buying one. I honestly couldn’t tell you when that would be though.
Both my 16’ flatbeds were quoted $4500 each .
I built mine with 50 percent stronger material for $1500 each . If I used PT decking instead of diamond plate it would of been under $1000 .


#55

Where can i find a good quality aluminum flatbed trailer? Anything i should look out for in the build?


#56

I’m not sure we’re the best place to buy one is . As far as what to look for 4 or 5” main frame 3 or 4” cross members . But mainly gausets everywhere a bare minimum of every other cross member should have a gauset on it. Critical areas or high stress areas should also have through bolts for safety.
Be prepared to spend better 4 and 5 thousand on a good one. The cost in material isn’t much different. But the time to build one is twice that of a steel trailer.


#57

I totally agree alloy is awesome, I’m sick of rebuilding boat trailers the salt water smashes them.
The next one is going to be aluminum for sure.
My brothers boss built a beauty for his 23 footer
It had independent suspension and airbags-no expense spared.