Cheetah extenable

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As some of you know I have already developed some trailers with CNC milled parts. The latest is a Cheetah extendable. Some photo's, at first the parts.

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And the build model. It still has to be painted of course.

The first photo the trailer is not extended, the second is extended. Wheels are from Ertl.

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For more details look at my fotki.

http://public.fotki....heetah-chassis/

Thanks,

Hessel

DMTC Holland

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Posted · Report post

Nice work !

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Posted · Report post

Sweet

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Awesome !!

Tim

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Hessel, nice work. Will you be offering these for sale?

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Posted · Report post

No doubt this is designed for the Italeri container models.

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No doubt this is designed for the Italeri container models.

To be honest it is not. The dimensions of the Italeri trailer or wrong. If, and I say if, this is going to be a kit, I will consider changes in this design just to make the italeri containers fit. I now have plans for a tank-container as a cargo for this one.

keep you updated,

Hessel

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Posted · Report post

Nice job on the trailer, what size containers are these able to transport with it extended?

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Tony,

The trailer only carries 20' containers. I'm guessing the reason for the sliding axles and suspension is to keep the trailer from "hopping or bouncing" when the trailer is loaded with an empty container or empty with no container. Possibly the axles are made to slide to support the weight of the load, depending on how much cargo is in the container, same as the sliding tandams on a 48' reefer or dry van are used.

I've never heard these trailers refered to as extenable. They are not really extending, the axles/suspension just slide back and forth.

Anyone else know anything about the use of the sliding axles on these trailers?

Doug

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Posted · Report post

Sliding the trailer wheels forward can somewhat reduce the turning radius of the trailer.

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The trailer is 99% ready now. I've painted it yellow as you can see. Red and white are just tape from an electrician. Rear lights are from AMT. Mudguards are paper with plastic tape on it. Sprayed with mat lacquer makes the right thing.

Hessel

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Hessel

Great job on the whole trailer, love to see you build something Australian, like a side lift container trailer, something challenging for you

Do you know what the total parts count was for the cnc parts?

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