New Torsion Axle Trailer Plans
New Product Announcement: The Mechanical Elements line of DIY Blueprints has just expanded with some brand new Torsion Axle Trailer Plans. You ask, and we work to deliver.
While we try, unfortunately we can’t accommodate everything, but here’s one more that you ask for. Please let us know if you have a particular size you’ve been dying to build.
What’s The Big Deal?
We have said a lot about selecting axles and about differences in design for torsion axles or leaf springs. We talk about the benefits of rubber suspension, but until now we have not given you the trailer plans to build.
Today that is changing. We now have some light duty, utility, torsion axle trailer plans in the store. We don’t have a lot of sizes yet, but this is the start. We hope you’ll be patient as we expand the offerings.
All of the DIY blueprints at Mechanical Elements are fully engineered so you know the trailer you build is sound. Most of our plans use leaf spring axles because they spread the load more. However, that does NOT mean we think torsions are bad in any way — they are just different.
The torsion suspension applies load to the frame differently, so our new blueprints include design enhancements for proper stress distribution. We’ve given a few examples of this in our post about choosing axles.
If you compare trailer plans, please check to see that other authors discuss the way that torsion stresses are applied in the design. Just like our other blueprints, the new torsion axle trailer plans include all the needed engineering. They are ready for you.
Torsion Axle Trailer Plans
Mechanical Elements is introducing DIY blueprints for 2 new trailers with a torsion axle. These are based around the very popular Dexter Torflex for consistency (though other types will work).
We say many times that the ideal place for the torsion axle technology is with the lighter capacities. To support that, the 2 newest torsion axle trailer plans are the 4′ x 6′ and the 4′ x 8′ utility trailers — both at 2000 pounds capacity. Both with lots of options for customization, including which axle to choose.
Just because the max capacity is 2000#, does not mean that’s what you must use. For instance, to haul your luxury HD motorcycle, a 1500# axle might give it a smoother ride. It’s perfectly fine to substitute that axle instead of the specified 2000# one. It’s one of the ways t0 customize your new trailer for just exactly your specific needs.
Torsion Axle Trailer Plans are available for download now. Get yours today, and start building.