I just looked up how strong 3/4" all thread is and as a hanger one can hold 2700 lbs and that’s with a 25% safety reduction. Just hanging is a lot different than the force of hitting the brakes with a full tote though.
I don’t plan to be traveling full but would be nice to have the option if I ever needed to. I doubt it though. I guess if for some reason I ever did I could throw some big 4" straps over it just for peace of mind.
Full on these is better than half full due to sloshing, but with trailer brakes, two axles, and the right truck, just keep it slow and I imagine you’ll be just fine doing what you’re doing. All the weight will me traveling downward and at 2700# per hanger you’re 4x over the weight of the full tote.
I’d add 4 lifting bolts for trucker straps if I should have to tow it full and only use them when necessary.
The ad is 25 days old so might be gone. It said the bed has a few years left but is rusty. Oh well, maybe next time. Not sure how the wife would like me pulling home with another truck after recently buying a trailer.
I’m not trying to hijack the thread but has anyone used or heard of anyone using a door way tank with a cage surrounding it and over the top to secure it. The design looks like it would reduce sloshing and small footprint. The height seems to be the biggest concern
The 400 gallon is 29x66x66 and the 300 gallon is 29x66x50. I’m needing to mount 2 tanks. I’m thinking about wrapping them with three levels of 2” angle iron wrapped in foam to keep from rubbing and bolted to the trailer sides and ladder rack. Also with the angle iron going through the center hole. How would that work and would any of you veteran members trust it
Don’t forget about the added weight of the angle. 2" X 2" X 3/16" weighs about 2.5 lbs per foot so can add up pretty fast.
I’m sure a cage would work fine as long as it’s designed correctly. Having it attached to the verticals of the ladder rack and also attached to the bottom of the trailer frame would probably work just fine. If you really want to beef the cage up use 1/4" angle. As long as the flat part of the angle is up against the tank to keep it from sliding around I wouldn’t even worry about using foam in between.
I worry more about the force from a wreck breaking it loose. Then again, even if it broke loose, it would probably just flop forward on its side. It would probably take out some equipment though.