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48' Loadking 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer

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Hey all 

  This is my 1/25 scale Loadking drop nose lowboy trailer build. I started this as a drawing on paper of a trailer that I wanted to build for the AMT D8H bulldozer that I'm in the process of making. While I was scouring the internet for pictures I came across a 3D model of a 3 axle 55 ton Loadking drop nose trailer for a free download. It has air ride suspension, flip up rear axle has all of the out riggers and "D" rings. I also came across a 4 axle 100 ton drop nose lowboy trailer 3D model that I downloaded. It has spring suspension and flip up rear axle. It only has a 14' well, no out riggers or "D" rings. I plan on modifying it into a 27' well with air ride suspension, out riggers and "D" rings. It does have a better front nose set up, it has a hydraulic mechanism for supporting the drop nose on the frame of the tractor when not hooked to the trailer, and bigger hydraulic cylinders for lifting the trailer deck. My plans are too combine features of both trailers to make both a 3 axle and a 4 axle drop nose trailer with air ride, out riggers and "D" rings. Here are some pictures of the Cad models.

3-axle-trailer1.jpgthis view is looking from the front aft of the 3 axle 55 ton Loadking drop nose lowboy trailer.

3-axle-trailer2.jpgthis view shows the rear of the trailer looking forward.

3-axle-trailer-3.jpgview looking down at the deck of the trailer.

3-axle-traile-4.jpgthis view shows the bottom of the trailer.

4-axle-trailer-1.jpgthis view is of the 4 axle 100 ton trailer Cad model.

4-axle-trailer-2.jpgthis is a view from the rear looking forward 

4-axle-trailer-3.jpgthis is a side view of the trailer.

4-axle-trailer-5.jpgthis view shows the front nose and mechanism for supporting the nose on the tractor frame.

4-axle-trailer-4.jpgthis view shows the bottom of the trailer and the spring suspension. That's it for now be back soon with more updates.

Ron G 

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If you keep this up, you won't be able to keep up..😛. all the guys will put you right into a business that will be so cool for us but time consuming for you , buddy, 🤗this is such good stuff Ron, can't wait to see what comes next... keep going , very cool

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Thanks Jeff 

  I have the 4 axle stretched out to a 27'0" well now, it still needs some tweaks but it's getting there.

Ron G 

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 Salty,

       i love those drawings.. I can see that you are really into these heavy type lowboys. 

this project will be interesting for me . And I will follow it with great interest !

  I have an in progrees AMT lowboy and I stretched the neck and the well . Just need to make the D-rings and possibly outriggers for it !

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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Hey all 

Here are some more pictures of the trailer. I  added a hydraulic power Pack to it and also incorporated the nose support mechanism from the 4 axle trailer to the nose assembly.

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20200827_175638.jpgfront view looking aft.

20200827_175832.jpgside view.

20200827_175753.jpgrear view.

20200827_175725.jpgtop view.

20200827_175814.jpgfront iso view.

20200827_175655.jpgrear iso view. Well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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Hey Mopar 

 I still have to convert every part into individual files and convert them to stl files before I  can print anything. Thats a lot of work!!!

Ron G 

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Ron it's going to be interesting once you begin printing all those parts !

 

 Be Well

  Gator

 

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8 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Ron what 3D program are you using? 

Hey Mopar

  I'm using UG NX 11, my wife works for FCA (Chrysler) and because of the Covid situation she is working at home on a UG laptop, so I've been using her setup to create all this, problem is when its all over she goes back to work and I loose my system 😭 but thats the way the ol' cookie crumbles...lol

Ron G 

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Hey all 

  Some more pictures of the trailer and the hydraulic power pack.

20200828_165919.jpg13 hp Honda motor, hydraulic pump and tank, I still need to plum it.

20200828_165742.jpghere is another view of the power pack.

20200828_165820.jpgthis view shows the Bridgestone R244 285/75R 22.5 tires and Alco 10 hole wheels.

20200828_165849.jpgbetter view of the tires and wheels.

20200828_165942.jpgthis view shows the Michigan license plate that I made for it. Well that's it for now be back soon with more.

Ron G 

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I wonder if someday there will be a way to simply push a few buttons and send this to a 3D printer for building it in scale The renderings are most impressive.

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30 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

I wonder if someday there will be a way to simply push a few buttons and send this to a 3D printer for building it in scale The renderings are most impressive.

Its almost that simple right know. Pretty close that is.

Ron G 

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On 8/28/2020 at 2:40 PM, ShakyCraftsman said:

Hey all 

  Some more pictures of the trailer and the hydraulic power pack.

20200828_165919.jpg13 hp Honda motor, hydraulic pump and tank, I still need to plum it.

20200828_165742.jpghere is another view of the power pack.

20200828_165820.jpgthis view shows the Bridgestone R244 285/75R 22.5 tires and Alco 10 hole wheels.

20200828_165849.jpgbetter view of the tires and wheels.

20200828_165942.jpgthis view shows the Michigan license plate that I made for it. Well that's it for now be back soon with more.

Ron G 

I will probably use some of these drawings when I build my Lowboy trailer. It will not be 3D printed, but modified from 2 AMT Lowboy trailers. This will help out a lot. I wish I could wait for you to off this as a kit, but I'm ready t go now. 

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Posted (edited)

Hey all 

  I guess it's been a while since I posted anything on this build, so here are some pictures of where I'm at. 

20201231_190931.jpg

I have the two main beams, all the braces  and the gooseneck built. I used 5/8" 'I' beams for the main beams and 1/2" 'I' beams for the cross beams. I used 1/4" 'I' beams at the rear for the cross beams under the bucket well. I used 5/8" & 1/2" beams to make the rear frame.20201231_190907.jpg.d259ca3e709256aa4f6acffc9ca9dcf5.jpg

 I made the gooseneck from 1/16" thick flat stock and 0.03" x 1/4" strip stock, also I made the pivot from 3/8" down to 3/16" telescopic plastic tube from Evergreen plastics. The pivit pins are made from 1/8" plastic tube with copper lock pins. The part of the gooseneck that attaches to the trailer is made from 1/16" thick plastic stock and various sizes of 'I' beams. King pin is a piece of 1/8" aluminum tube.

20201231_190949.jpg

the rear of the trailer transitions from 5/8" to 1/2" 'I' beams and has 1/4" 'H' columns for cross braces. I'm thinking about scratch building the rear air suspension, but I may use the ones from Moluminum, don't know still on the fence on this one. The wheels & tires are from Moebius

20201231_191218.jpg

this view is looking down at the gooseneck. I still have to make the front flip portion of the gooseneck, add all the lines, finish the lift cylinders, etc., etc....🤪

20201231_191240.jpg

this is a side view of the gooseneck area. I have the trailer posed with my AMT Kenworth 925 for the gravel train for pictures only.

  This has changed a little from my original concept, it's now closer to a XL Specialized HD130 with s 28' well. I plan on making a three axle 'jeep' for this also and possibly a three axle 'stinger' too! Need to order more wheels & tires. Well back to it, be back soon with more updates.

Ron G

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Ron you are out of practice the links or Picture imports

don't work :)

 

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Following. I built a modified lowboy in 2019. I decked the rear section and extended the front.

Finished 2.JPG

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On 12/31/2020 at 11:35 PM, ShakyCraftsman said:

I think it's fixed now 

Ron G 

Looking fantastic!

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Hey guys 

  I now have the gooseneck with the front flip extension done. I also have the lift cylinders for the gooseneck done. Here are some pictures of the set up.

20210101_183344.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck attached to the gooseneck base and the main pivot pins with lock pin clips.

20210101_183411.jpgthis view shows the front flip extension and the pins and pin clips. Also you can see the channel braces for the two king pins.

20210101_183459.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck front extension. The pins on top are the pivots and the pins on the bottom are the lock pins. You can just see the two  king pins on the bottom.

20210101_183558.jpgthis view shows the front extension flipped up and resting on the rubber support blocks. You can see the front king pin it's made out of a 1/8" diameter aluminum tube.

20210101_183734.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck in the down position and the gooseneck flipped up.

20210101_183821.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck and the main pivot pins with pin clips.

20210101_183906.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck base and the locking cylinder. On the right is the rear of the gooseneck.

20210101_183957.jpgthis view shows the front of the gooseneck base and the attachment pin locations to the frame of the trailer base.

20210101_184016.jpgthis view shows the trailer connection pins this is were the gooseneck base attaches.

20210101_184032.jpgthis view shows the front of the trailer base and the relief area for the locking cylinder.

20210102_192806.jpgthis view shows the hydraulic lifting cylinders and how they attach to the gooseneck and the gooseneck base.

20210102_192647.jpgthis view shows the gooseneck and the front of the trailer and the approximate width of the trailer base.

20210101_184157.jpgthis is a 1/50 scale diecast set up of what I'm trying to make in 1/25 scale. It's a Kenworth T880 tridem tractor, XL Specialized XL130 HD 28' well lowboy trailer with a 3 axle jeep and 3 axle nitrogen stinger with a Cat D10T2 sitting on it for prospective...lol. you can see my scratch built lowboy trailer in the background. It's as long as the whole set up in 1/50 scale...lol. well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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