4 Ton Tri Axle Overhaul

As promised some time back are pictures of my 1993 Trailit 4 ton tri axle before and after rebuild. If I’d paid a company to do the complete job it would border line on cost of a new trailer. Trailer parts supplied all the parts. Brakes West supplied New pistons and seals and replaced 3 seized bleed nipples. Hartways did the galvanizing, I did not have the draw bar done as it was in good shape. Shane a Fremantle trailers installed new spring hangers, stainless brake lines and commissioned the braking system, they also put a GVM upgrade to just under 4.5T.
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Date Joined: 28/11/16

Looking great mate. What boat

Sun, 2019-01-13 19:53

Looking great mate. What boat do have? 

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Date Joined: 27/07/16

Dont laugh, it's an old

Sun, 2019-01-13 20:10

Dont laugh, it's an old Chivers commander (stretched Safari) ex ablone dive boat from Albany. Very heavy and not so fast, they had a reputation for not being that good in following seas but after 20 years I've got the hang of it. Next job is get rid of the old diesel and installa later one, I'd like twin outboards but would need a real good survey of transom integrity as it's an old boat.

 

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Tue, 2019-01-15 16:34

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Looks good, Ours is a tandem

Tue, 2019-01-15 16:33

Looks good, Ours is a tandem axle and we’ve had the underneath re done much as you would a caravan with independent springs and shockies, rides beautifully 

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looks the goods, interested

Wed, 2019-01-16 09:37

looks the goods, interested to know what it set you back against replacing it?

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Final cost was $7.5k, I could

Wed, 2019-01-16 17:05

Final cost was $7.5k, I could have saved a lot by using copper brake lines but went with flexible stainless lines. I used Fremantle trailers to install brake lines and commission the brakes. I needed lighting and safety chain upgrades also as the original method of welding chains to the trailer and light spacing rules had changed from when the trailer was built.