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>I took the remains of my house and turned it into a fabrication shop. You can see the 16 ft. I-beam with A-frame legs, well under the tarp I had a 40ft X 4 inch I-beam that went into the house about 50/50.I fastened the I-beam to the upper floor joist with the use of lag bolts and smaller angle rod, welded to the top of the I-beam. At the far end inside I put a post at the end going to the lower floor joist and there was a post under that. It had a chain hoist on a rolling one ton trolley.
With no chains and the temporary taillight panel.
I had the frame work done on the fenders before they turned off the electricity. No rear hold downs yet. The stock rear tail lights were ugly.
A whole fleet of trucks in one. Even with no payload bed, (or tray) I have hauled whole bulks of plywood with the use of a strap and a couple sticks saving the weight of the bed. How much would you have to pay every year to have four trucks? A smart man like me will save the expense of three.
So you want to pay for four? Sucker.
A big tool box on the ground.
If you are a contractor, you probably pay Labor and Industry insurance or work cover, incase an employee injures their back. (Work Cover in Australia is $2 Billion in debit.)
I'm willing to bet that most of those back injuries are caused by trying to load tools and equipment into the back of your motorized horse and buggy. I guess you are paying for my truck whether you like it or not. They've taken your money and all you got out of it a bad back.
I heard a statistic on the radio that between 1992 and 2000, trailer related accidents had increased by 36%.
Sounds to me like people are requiring more versatility from their vehicles and they’re adopting an obsolete way of achieving it. Therefore everyone is to paying for the increased risk on their auto insurance policies. Another way to put it is my truck would save every driver some money on their car insurance, even if they didn’t own one of my trucks. Since we don't have it on the road, we're paying the price for it whether we like it or not. Suckers…..
I'll bet car trailers are among the highest risk factors, because they bounce around and sway. Hell I’ve got that problems solved, but the public is still doing things the hokey way.
Well, if its piece of junk, it may as well look like it.
When the chains shafts, sprockets, motors and trolley get added the system pretty much had the 20 ft. span of I-beam maxed out.
The rubber fender period
This was when the system was a couple years old. I changed the operating system and cut out a few pounds. Notice the large hole in front bulkhead. The small ones down the side. It was painted with Imron industrial paint.
Pictures taken while building the prototype
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