4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

Fully Engineered Blueprints are just the start with these Torsion Axle Utility Trailer Plans.  With the deck a little larger than tradition, you can put true 4′ x 8′ cargo inside!  Up to 3500 lbs.

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Description

Description

A workhorse trailer that’s the perfect size for many people.  These plans are designed with Full Engineering for an excellent 4′ x 8′ – 3500# utility trailer with a torsion axle.  An excellent choice for all sorts of yard and garden, home remodeling and other chores.  Plus it’s not so big for storing.

These plans include a lot more than just the trailer.  Our competitors sell plans for a specific trailer.  Not us.  These plans include lots of options so you can build the trailer to do the things you need a trailer for.  We know one trailer does not meet all needs, so choose from options in the plans, or add your own.

This is a tough, 4′ x 8′ torsion axle trailer design, with full 3500# strength as a flat bed.  While you can add sides (options are in the plans), they are not necessary for full strength. See more product detail by looking at the 4′ x 8′ – 3500# leaf spring suspension utility trailer.  They are similar, with the same options, except the axle.

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We have alternate sizes — like 4×8-2000# or 5×8-3500# — if that works better.
If you prefer a leaf spring suspension, we have plans for that too.

Open “Alternate Sizes & Conversions” below to make this a Tilt Top Trailer.

Specifications

Specifications

4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

  • 4′ x 8′ Functional Bed Size (inside the frame rails for true 4′ Cargo width).
  • Plywood and other materials will fit in this trailer without damage to the edges.
  • Torsion Axle Utility Trailer – 3500 lb. Capacity – Designed for a Single, Torsion Axle.
  • Welded steel frame design.
  • Has design options for building a Ramp, and Sides.  Build it the way you want it.
  • While trailer weight varies with design options, the minimal flat bed is approximately 550 lbs.  Weight goes up with options.  See our FAQ on trailer weight.
  • Blueprints include an optional Motorcycle Rack and lots of Tie-Down Options.
  • Because you deserve it complete, plans include full Drawings and illustrated Instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Plans are fully engineered and include easy to follow, illustrated instructions, with a parts list, and recommendations for materials and components.  Then, because it’s your trailer, we include options for customizing — so you can build it to do what you want.  (See the images to view some of the options.)

We recommend looking through the options, then choose the ones that will make the trailer perfect for you.  Use our ideas, or some of your own.  While you may want a simple plain trailer, there are options too.  A top, sides or tailgate.  Maybe a ramp, a tongue mounted toolbox, tie-down bars, or something else.

Some options in the 4' x 8' - 3500# Utility Trailer Plans
This is the 4′ x 6′ utility trailer shown.  The 4′ x 8′ – 3500# Torsion Axle Utility Trailer has the same functional options (+ more), and it’s longer and stronger as well.

4′ x 8′ – 3500# Torsion Axle Trailer Technical Information:

  • True trailer bed size is 4 ft. 4″ wide by 8 ft. 3.5″. long — for a full usable 4′ x 8′ deck size, even with added sides.
  • A little bigger than tradition, because we think cargo space is a better measure for utility trailer size.
  • Overall length including the tongue is ~147 inches.  (Can vary with options.)
  • Trailer bed height depends on design options and can range from 16 inches up.  (Bed height shown is 20″.)
  • Max capacity (depending on options) is 4′ x 8′ – 3500# * including the trailer.
  • True Torsion Axle Utility Trailer Design — Engineered for long life — even when fully loading the torsion axle.
  • Check out all the construction tips and advice to get your trailer built perfect.

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Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Not Quite The Perfect Trailer?  Check These Too.

More trailer sizes and variations are available.  See All Trailer Plans.

Make It A Tilt Top?

Tilt ConversionIf you want this trailer as a Tilt Top, we have Plans for the Conversion.  They show how to make this trailer with a tilting top, like in the image.

Conversion plans are sold separate.  You will need both the above Trailer Plans and these Tilt Top Conversion Plans.

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