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tri axle fixed neck trailer manufacturers

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Randy88, May 1, 2019.

  1. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    That reminds me when we had a couple " Frog Cops " trespassing on the farm to set up an electronic Deer so hunters would try to take a shot at it .

    Get the hell off our property and take your limp deer with you punk ass toads !

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  2. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    Scout pickup reminds me of one of those (hundreds) times I may have skirted the edge of that "rebel outlaw trucker" thing. :D

    A good customer needed me to go pick up a Navy landing craft from a nuclear power plant about 300 miles away in the mountains and bring it to the port of Georgetown. I had 2 tractors at the time, one with farm tags, one with regular. My truck with the apportioned tags was down, and when I called to get the "over-width, over-length, over-height" permit the lady said she couldn't issue it on a truck with farm tags. I thought fast and said I was bringing this 60 foot boat back so I could dig a pond on my farm and raise catfish, I was gonna use it to harvest them. :p
    She issued my permit and off we went.

    Came back and parked the loaded truck at my shop. Got up the next morning and realized my permit was from the plant to my place- not the port! We headed to Georgetown with my helper in the scout pickup and me a mile behind. He called me and said DOT was in their usual place, in the shade under the bridge, where they could cover the entrance to the paper mill and the port. He told me to go over the bridge and turn around so I would be coming the back way and beep my horn when I was coming down the bridge and he would take care of it. When I did, I drove across a T intersection about 50 feet behind the DOT car and the lady standing behind it never looked my way!

    He had walked up and started an in-depth conversation and then argument about what lights are required; then we he saw me drive in the gate, he just said: "Thanks, bye!" hopped back in the pickup and drove off!
     
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  3. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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    Damned D O T

     
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  4. crane operator

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    Extended neck, tri axle, 22.5 rubber. If you really don't want the long neck, you could cut it down. Would have to put something like a angled deck/ beavertail/ ramps on the rear. Maybe bolt some conveyor belting to the steel deck to keep from sliding around?

    If its built like most oilfield trailers, you would have to work at it to hurt it. Not breaking the bank at $14,000 either.

    https://tulsa.craigslist.org/hvo/d/hallett-97-nuttall-oilfield-trailer/6921418590.html

    oilfield trailer 1.jpg oilfield trailer 2.jpg oilfield trailer 3.jpg oilfield trailer 4.jpg
     
  5. Randy88

    Randy88 Senior Member

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    Ok guys, some more questions, since starting this tread I've looked at more junk trailers than I knew existed in my area, and also out of my area and priced both new and used.

    One of the largest debates I've come across is weather to go with fabricated main beams or milled main beams, and how much camber to put in the trailer beams or no camber at all?? If a trailer is rated at a certain tonnage, does it matter to anyone of you guys how the trailer is made? is T1 absolutely necessary for the added cost to fabricate the main beams, or do you guys think milled beams, meaning those H or I beams right out of the mill are fine to use, most are grade 50 steel and they either put a camber in them or use them flat.

    Next option is, two or four main beams on the trailer, myself I've only run trailers with two main beams and the side rails are just channel irons sides, but several makers out there will put four main beams and the side frames are actually two more identical beams that help reduce the sag or bow in the trailer when loaded.

    Fixed neck trailers, tag and those higher off the ground are generally not made with a camber in the beams, they use flat beams, some detach makers are again offering flat beams in their trailers as well, which shocked me when I started asking about it, it really cheapens the price considerably and takes some of the bounce or spring out of them when loaded is the reason they are using milled beams I'm told by those that like the four milled beam design along with the cost savings.

    The whole reason behind using fabricated beams is weight savings, you can use stronger metals that are lighter weight but will carry the same load? ok I get that whole idea, but its a lowboy, I'm over width, weight and usually over height anytime I'm loaded anyhow, so where does a thousand pounds save me in the long run and pay many thousand more upfront for the trailer in the first place, then once rust starts, it actually rusts out and is weakened faster due to less steel to start with?

    Anyone want to toss their two cents into the discussion as to how you'd view this topic?
     
  6. crane operator

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    How about some out of the box thinking? A tri axle tilt deck? Came out of north liberty iowa by the sticker on the neck, but a paving outfit most likely, so no winter use, and the underside in the pictures looks pretty good. Low loading angle. Not breaking the bank at 14,500 either.

    It would turn short with those set ahead axles.


    https://joplin.craigslist.org/hvo/d/grove-talbert-equiptrl-tilt/6966458225.html

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  7. Randy88

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    Thanks crane operator, I've checked into it, the cross members were shot so those are new and the new owner is calling me back on some specs on it this morning.
     
  8. AzIron

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    Just a thought but look into hydralic tails used right now you can find a good one under 30 if you go hunting you can find one on triples with 22.5s on it

    Just start checking rental outfits there is one here local dumping a triple axle I think it's a 50 ton and if I remember right they were asking 35 grand for it not that it's cheap but it's not terribly expensive