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I bought the HM130

Well packaged which is good considering how many times DHL must have loaded and unloaded it.

I bought a galvanised custom trailer made to Woodland Mills spec from Chris Pearce who's the woodlands mills guy for the UK and have started to build the setup on that. Hoping to finish the build on Sunday.

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Once the outer card box is removed there's a metal cage frame that protects the mill from damage in transit.

Most bits come out easily but if you haven't got mechanical lifting equipment then taking out the main unit by hand is interesting

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I bought the HM130

Well packaged which is good considering how many times DHL must have loaded and unloaded it.

I bought a galvanised custom trailer made to Woodland Mills spec from Chris Pearce who's the woodlands mills guy for the UK and have started to build the setup on that. Hoping to finish the build on Sunday.

What did Chris use for the side rails on the trailer, the drawings spec. 2" x 6" (50 x 150mm) box but that's not a size you can get in the UK so I was planning to double up with 2 lots of 50 x 75mm, one on top of the other and stich welding.

Also be aware that all new trailers used on the road need type approval now.:thumbdown:

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Don't go for the doubling-up method as it will create pockets of moisture, especially with a trailer, and start corroding. The first thing you will notice is the bulging in the steel where the rust is expanding and that will start to deform the steels. It may not sound a lot but it's always best to avoid laminating steel together if possible.

 

There's a standard section of 120 x 60 x 5 that would be a good compromise and plenty strong enough, or a 160 x 80 that would be super- rigid, but might add too much weight. Or, if you really like welding, how about two unequal angles, 150 x 75 to make a box section?

 

I assume you aren't having brakes so the trailer needs to be under 750kg.

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What did Chris use for the side rails on the trailer, the drawings spec. 2" x 6" (50 x 150mm) box but that's not a size you can get in the UK so I was planning to double up with 2 lots of 50 x 75mm, one on top of the other and stich welding.

Also be aware that all new trailers used on the road need type approval now.:thumbdown:

 

As far as type approval goes the law is a bit confusing but I've found this which helps a bit.

 

The Law for Trailers.

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