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wierdscience
03-09-2008, 10:26 AM
Okay,all you guys keep posting pics of lift bed trailers.

Next time some one rents one,could we get some detailed pictures of the suspension system,please:D?

I have square tube,rectangular tube,axles,tires and a fab shop at my disposal,all I need is a good look at the suspension;) :D

John Stevenson
03-09-2008, 10:38 AM
Sorry weird, can't help with the pic's but one of the best trailer I have ever seen was a home made one used to take a tractor to shows.

Basically it was a deep box section 'U' with the hitch on the front and the wheels on swinging arms at the side, no thru axle.
The rear of the trailer was hinged to close the 'U' off and complete the box.

At each corner was a vertical post with a top frame connecting them, imagine a 4 poster bed.

On each post was a hand operated winch which pulled a cable going over the top vertical post.
This whole thing was open, no floor.

In use the guy opened the tailgate, backed the trailer ROUND his tractor, closed the tail gate and fitted the cable.
He then lifted the tractor clear of the floor using the winches one at a time, two people makes this even easier.
Once the tractor was in the air, floor board were slotted in from the sides, pushed forward and rearwards to form the bed and the tractor lowered onto them.

I didn't have a camera in those days with me but I thought at the time how easy it would have been to move machines with this, no rollers, no having to get packing out etc

The best bit was though they was no way the load could slip or tip if simple safety measures were applied like don't lift too high with one winch.

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Milacron of PM
03-09-2008, 11:10 AM
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php?t=73013&highlight=home+depot+trailer

Milacron of PM
03-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Or if you need lower the bed to the ground but also raise it to dock height...

www.advancemetalworking.com

More complex and heavy trailer though....

IOWOLF
03-09-2008, 02:43 PM
Find an old Bomb trailer.

Bob Farr
03-09-2008, 04:11 PM
It's a double leaf spring setup with the axle between the springs. I wasn't trying, but I happened to catch a bit of the suspension in this picture:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Millmove5.jpg

Here's a general shot. Hope these help.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Millmove3.jpg

ptjw7uk
03-09-2008, 04:21 PM
IOWOLF
nice idea but not much ground clearance on bomb carrier they are for tarmaced roads etc
We had a scrap yard here in Essex that had some but for the life of me I couldnt see a use for them apart from the nice wheels that is.
They also had some nise plastic cases that shells were transported in alas I couldnt see a use for them as well, sad but it closed I suppose they run out of stock, I could spend many an hour there looking at all the goodies!!
Peter

Smokedaddy
03-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Here's a "different version" sort of ...

http://www.flixxy.com/speed-bump.htm

-SD:

Alistair Hosie
03-09-2008, 05:32 PM
:D well done Smokedaddy:DAlistair

dockrat
03-09-2008, 05:32 PM
Smokedaddy!!!

LOL Still chuckling!!!!!! :D

wierdscience
03-09-2008, 07:59 PM
It's a double leaf spring setup with the axle between the springs. I wasn't trying, but I happened to catch a bit of the suspension in this picture:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Millmove5.jpg



Hmmmm..they just depend on the leaf springs huh?This I have to think about.

Nice mill,what was the treadle for?

Bob Farr
03-09-2008, 08:11 PM
Nice mill,what was the treadle for?

Thanks. The treadle is linked to the spindle downfeed. Production drilling is my guess.

PTSideshow
03-09-2008, 08:47 PM
Here is the web site for a brand that is favored and advertises in the the National locksmith magazine. http://www.loriser.com
Y9ou might pick up some info from the site. Also check out any safe sale place as they are used for that unless they have a good solid truck with lift gate. you might be able to scope one out in person.800-369-5365

Milacron of PM
03-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Here is the web site for a brand that is favored and advertises in the the National locksmith magazine. http://www.loriser.com Already linked to in previous post. Advance Metalworking makes both the LiftaLoad and the LoRiser trailers.

http://www.advancemetalworking.com