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Offline Peter The Greek

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Engineer Needed
« on: December 09, 2019, 12:03:14 PM »
G'day all,

Can anyone recommend an engineer for chassis design?

We're building a large trailer for our farm (about 8400 x 4320) and would like some help with the chassis design. It won't be taken on road or anything, but the stresses and loads are not insignificant.

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Peter

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 12:51:21 PM »
Where abouts are you?
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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 12:54:00 PM »
Where abouts are you?

Hunter Valley, NSW. Just need the planning work, not the construction.

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 01:56:33 PM »
8m x 4m trailer, yep thats not insignificant.
Out of curiosity whats it carrying Peter?

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
Out of curiosity whats it carrying Peter?

We run a pastured raised chicken (egg) business. So we move the hens around the farm. At present they have a different trailer for nesting/roosting and another for feed. We want to combine the two. It'll have about 6t of stuff on it (water, feed, the hens themselves), plus the chassis

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 02:07:10 PM »
Peter, any mechanical engineer should be able to do this for you quite quickly. I'd suggest you give him:

1. a layout sketch showing the body with overall dimensions and the length of the drawbar
2. the position of the spring hangers and the number of axles
3. the size and types of loads - be they point loads or distributed loads plus the materials to be carried
4. the maximum tare weight you have in mind
5. materials of construction
6. your capacity to fabricate, just in case he comes up with some sort of complex open webbed beam for the main rails
7. the desired height of the bed above the ground

There are a number of trailer manufacturers in your area. Maybe one of them could draw it up for you and supply some of the components.  Good luck with the build.
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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 06:24:41 PM »
You could try this company, they do plans as well as certification for weight upgradesetc
https://www.trailerplans.com.au/

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 08:38:45 PM »
You could try this company, they do plans as well as certification for weight upgradesetc
https://www.trailerplans.com.au/

Thanks. I came across them via google. Seemed like a good option, but thought I'd check here first

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 10:36:16 AM »
Here's the almost finished product (I thought someone had asked to seeot....). Used Trailer Plans. Good outcome and greatto deal with.

https://youtu.be/FXWTHAw55F4

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 04:59:45 PM »
Thanks for the uodated....

Was that 1min time lapse??


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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 06:26:57 PM »
Mate I’ve been testing an rms engineer At Raymond terrace about upgrading the van gvm . His been recommended to me . Message me if you want his details
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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 07:44:50 PM »
Thanks for the uodated....

Was that 1min time lapse??


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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2020, 07:46:25 PM »
Mate I’ve been testing an rms engineer At Raymond terrace about upgrading the van gvm . His been recommended to me . Message me if you want his details

Cheers, I'll keep it in mind....not planning anything new for a while.....we need another one of these first..... [groan]

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2020, 06:49:09 PM »
Did you get the linear actuator working on the nesting boxes?
4.2L TD Toyota Troopy, (Clarke's Country Camper Trailer, softfloor.) sold it and bought a Avan Ray small poptop caravan. I miss being able to acces the little tracks off into the scrub.

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Re: Engineer Needed
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 10:17:35 AM »
Did you get the linear actuator working on the nesting boxes?

LOL, small world. Yep, I posted a thing on SNA this morning. Worked a treat. Thanks again

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2020, 12:24:15 PM »
LOL, small world. Yep, I posted a thing on SNA this morning. Worked a treat. Thanks again

Cheers mate, glad to hear.
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