Trailer wheels finally arrived

  1. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Only been waiting 3 years!
    Finally bit the bullet and had them custom made by Aspect wheels.
    Saved £30 each by having them bare shotblast finish. Didn't want powder coat so going to use Jotun 87 AL as a primer with a pu topcoat.

    Seriously heavy duty wheels. Nave is 12mm thick. They weigh about 35kg each without the tyre. Lorry tyres going on them 245/70 x 17.5".

    2 main wheels and 1 spare. Arrived today very nicely packed.
     
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  2. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Thats the old wheel next to a 17.5" tyre - big difference.
    Old wheels and tyres wouldn't take the payload.
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    Being rude did they cost much being custom made??

    They do look great.
     
  4. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Why not go twin axle? Single axle terrible for a heavy load.
     
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  5. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Arm and a leg but not bad for the work involved. £165 each.
     
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  6. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I wanted good offroad performance.
    Really building an expedition trailer.
    Of course it will be used for other stuff a lot more.
     
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  7. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Should of looked for a Sankey/NATO trailer? Could of bought one for the cost of those wheels
     
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  8. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Too small.
    But yes you are quite right. The cost of a single axle 3.5 ton trailer is crazy. No wonder they are all twin or triple axle. Everything so much cheaper.
     
  9. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    like ur style......off roading in OZ I guess.......hahaha......
     
  10. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Should have looked at a Wide Track Sankey - they are towed behind the lorries. Mine had hydraulic disc brakes !
     
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  11. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Done some work on a sankey a few weeks back. So over-engineered it was mental.
     
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  12. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Mine is pretty over engineered as well.
    Side beams are I girders - can't remember the size but they were special order used as supports for mines.
    The floor supports are 6mm angle pretty closely spaced.
    The floor itself is 10mm ply as an infill with 6mm ali checker plate over the top.

    I can stand right on a corner and there is no flex at all - unlike an Ifor Williams :laughing:

    It really has been a labour of love.

    Early stage photo.

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  13. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Multiple mounting holes to get the balance right.
    Bolts will be in the right way up when finished!
     
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