Hay all since im adding on to my saltshield its going to make it heavier to lift for loading . I have a block of wood i stuff under the bed to the tongue to hold it there for loading back up now. But i think with the added wt i might have a hard time tilting it if i forget the block( or falls out). Has anyone used the springs that go in at the hinge point ? how strong are they (lifting power) ? . My guess is the shield will be around a 150 lbs+-.
I think these would be better than the shock thingy for the wt .I would like it to tilt on its own when empty. Another thing is, i want to pull the bolts to see if theres any egging of the holes and replace the bolts. This tralier was used 1 yr when i bought it and havent had a thing done to it far as replacing anything(except wiring). I have notice some leakage on the backside of the one wheel , so new bearings will be on order too, even if there not bad . The trailer is going on 6yrs old and im not sure how many miles it's been through or what its been through before i bought it. I've always kept it clean and greased , but piece of mind will help me feel better when theres 13k sitting on it .
Thanks for the feed back in advance, and ill have some pics of the mock extention for my salt shield ( need to load them up).
Location: L7 C2 oakland twp 44 King St N RR 4 Scotland N0E 1R0, southwest of brantford, southern ontario
Mileage: 2487 miles
Primary Sled: 2007 blizzard 600
Where I sled: southern ontario and wisconsin.
wow that is going to be a heavy shield. why so heavy? as for the springs you'll have to fight them to get the bed back down. maybe move the pivot point ahead a little to better use the balance point.
IF WE GIVE ALL THE PROFIT TO THE IMPORTS WHAT WILL BE LEFT?
Im not sure on the wt of the shield , just a guess. What i have right now is a custom shield i made . It has 3/4 plywood for sides and alum sheeting w/ conduit running across the front . It flips back down empty, but with a foot on the back i can flip it up When dropping the sleds all i have to doo is move 1 of them back about 4-6" and it tilts.When loading i have a spot to stop at and it just takes a tug with the hand and it flips down. IM just thinking the springs will help when we trailer out(snow4 keeps forgetting the block, she says it keeps fall out :slick: ).The springs (if rated right) will help keep it up or atleast help it so were not busting a nut to tilt it for loading.
My new ext is going to flip up onto the exsiting shield. This is for my delima of having the trailer inside and still be able to work on my sleds. Not to mention the added protection to the rides.This will add some wt too.
Our first trip this yr was a mess, our sleds seen more salt spray than snow. The covers were soaked in slat water and all inside the sleds, also to add insult to injury our covers started to rip up by the bars from the wind.
This is my plan to extend the shield and then canvas the rest back to the end. This way i could still have a open trailer when i want it.
Here's a few pic of my idea for the ext, now it's just getting a matiral list together which will be all alum.
This whole concept is so i can work on the sleds on the trailer . The shield will clear the ceiling and all i need to do is block the back up and slide the sleds back a few ft. Plus with the ext flipping up I can get to my T bars instead of a door in the front.