Recommended Posts

On ‎11‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 10:12 PM, trash collector said:

Have you calculated the weight of you portable trailer including all your equipment?

I had it weighed.. the person doing it swore it was correct but I doubt it is.. 16,600 combined weight of truck and trailer..  6800 truck and 9800 trailer... 

 

I don't think it's right because the truck is a 96 F250 7.3L Auto with long cab and long bed with all the shoeing equipment in it.. GVW on the sticker is 9800lbs and it has a Dana 60 front vs TTB.. 

The anvil  275, stand 290,, vise 230, forge 225,  HC box 275, bar stock 600lbs,  tongs 150lbs, hammers 100lbs, shear 35lbs.. coal 100lbs..    4 sheets of 18G 4X10', 2 18G 4X8' sheets. 

40ft of 3" heavy channel,  40ft of 1/8'x 1" sq tube. 80ftx 0.062X1"sq tube, 50ft of 1/8"X1"X3" tube, Fenders are 1/8" X24"X 8ft X2,  Stack is 100lbs, 

Work bench I figure is about 200lbs and blower 80lbs...  Water tank 300lbs.. 

30ft of 1/2" black iron water pipe..  Jacks 50lbs..  
 

The springs in the trailer don't even take a sag and have plenty of arc left in them when on the ground...

if someone wanted to figure it out all the materials and equipment weights are there.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The pickup weight is right but almost 10k on  the trailer. Seams a bit much. You would definatly feel that when taking off from a stop. Do you have to put your foot into it to get it to go?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, Kevin Olson said:

The pickup weight is right but almost 10k on  the trailer. Seams a bit much. You would definatly feel that when taking off from a stop. Do you have to put your foot into it to get it to go?

Not really I mean I'm not a heavy footed driver when towing but 64sq ft of sail makes a little difference.. . I do feel this huge air brake I'm pulling.. anything over 60mph and the shear sq footage of the front will slow you if there is a head wind or you let off the throttle even going down hill..  Under 60 and it pulls really nice.. tracks straight..   I have since installed all new greaseable bronze bushings and new pivots... It pulls like a champ.. 

15 minutes ago, JHCC said:

Anywhere near you with a drive-on scale?

Thats how I had it weighed..  At a gravel pit.... I can't confirm it but again I think the weights might have gotten mixed up.. 

If someone wanted to figure out all the matieral weights and then added all the equipment together it would be close.. :) LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see 9800 on the truck. My 2001 Dodge is an extended cab 4x4 dually 6spd with a Cummins and it is 8,000# empty.  The 6 speed transmission alone is 350# with a 100# transfer case hung onto it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

I can see 9800 on the truck. My 2001 Dodge is an extended cab 4x4 dually 6spd with a Cummins and it is 8,000# empty.  The 6 speed transmission alone is 350# with a 100# transfer case hung onto it. 

I was feeling the same way as you..  I added up most the equipment and even if it goes 2000 or even 4000lbs I don't know where the other 5800lbs would come from..  2630lbs is what I got for the equipment, bar stock...  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, I think he got the two tickets swapped. Any farmers coops around? In Lindsay we have a grain coop and a truck scale at the truck stop, over in Chicksha we have a cupple of scrap yards... All with scales. 

Having stuffed over 3500# of PMU mares in two horse I can say they are stout, but I don't see 5000# in the trailer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning,

You can drive over any Truck Scale on a highway. No charge. Quite often there is a digital display and you can check each axle weight.

We have a Potable Blacksmith Trailer, the box is 17 feet long. Loaded with all the trinkets it tips the scale over 8000 lbs.

Neil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, swedefiddle said:

Good Morning,

You can drive over any Truck Scale on a highway. No charge. Quite often there is a digital display and you can check each axle weight.

We have a Potable Blacksmith Trailer, the box is 17 feet long. Loaded with all the trinkets it tips the scale over 8000 lbs.

Neil

 When you say loaded.. Do you mean like my trailer?  Or do you mean loaded like stacked in?

Any scale on the side of the road here has State police or DOT people watching them....  i have personal plates on everything so I can avoid the inspections which occur here at every weigh station open.. Unless you have passenger plates..   

I keep all my stuff up to par, but  a bad bulb,  or any regulation that you do not adhere to can get you huge fines and even having your equipment towed or confiscated..  Also once you move up to commercial plates you have to keep a log book... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup still have crown..  Up till this past summer all the bushings and pivots were worn and the trailer still pulled decent..  

Once I replaced everything with Greaseable fittings and bronze bushings and new center pivots I was amazed at just how nicely it tow's..   And now it doesn't even make a sound going over the bumps.. :) 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/23/2017 at 12:34 PM, Charles R. Stevens said:

Trailers are so generaly neglected...

This trailer was originally built in 1976.. Paid 400 for it 8 years ago and it then lived outside int he back field for those 8 years..  Neglect.. Nah.. Just miss understood.. :)   LOL.. 

She took on a new life and neglect isn't in the cards any longer..  She's very spiffy now and as long as I continue to do demos she'll get paint and upkeep.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now