I can’t find quite the right plans for the trailer I want to build. Can I make changes to the plans at Mechanical Elements to fit my needs?
When someone asked “What is a Specialty Trailer?”, I had to really think about it. Words are important in descriptions. Certainly it does not mean “Special”, as in “Unique” because almost all DIY
It’s a big dilemma. Why buy trailer plans (or crane plans or whatever) when you can get Free Plans? Some websites have free plans, other places charge. So what’s the big deal?
Nothing ruins a pleasant day quite like a goose egg on your head, or a throbbing finger pinch. Avoiding those things (and, of course, the much more disastrous potential events) is the context of this gantry crane safety article.
This post is a question from an engineering student wondering about trailer frame materials selection and safety factor. His analysis shows a material thickness that “does the job” is much less than his welder associates recommend. Wondering about why, he asks:
New Product Announcement: The Mechanical Elements line of DIY Trailer Blueprints has just expanded with some new sizes for Torsion Axle Trailer Plans. You ask, then we work to deliver.
“I want to build a new trailer.” That’s an awesome thing to say, and it’s even better to do. Yet, many such adventures don’t launch because of project economics? What does it cost to build?
What goes into the engineering of Do It Yourself Plans? How do we make them? When you purchase and download project plans from Mechanical Elements, you get a TON of work and information, much more than first meets the eye.
There’s an old song comparing the wise man and the foolish man. It might just be talking about a tiny house foundation! Goes something like this:
At Mechanical Elements, we encourage customers to modify and customize the plans. That’s how you build the perfect project. So, what things can you customize? And what shouldn’t?
Do you want a new Utility Trailer? Or, an OHV Hauler? We have plans for those, but the big question is: When should you build your new trailer? versus When should you just go out and buy one?
May, the time of new flowers after April showers, is also the time for building that project you’ve been stewing on over the winter. Spring has sprung, so it’s time to make it happen.
We have a winner of the $100 Visa Gift Card! We sent out the Photo request, and you responded. Now the drawing, and the winner.
Introducing a new product to the Mechanical Elements family of Do-It-Yourself Plans — the gantry crane I-Beam clamp. A simple product we give as Free Plans in our launch celebration! Well, is it really FREE Plans? Yes. Use the coupon code on
What is your DIY project story?
We’re interested in your DIY project. If you purchased plans at MechanicalElements.com, then we would love to see what you built.
January 7, 2016. Mechanical Elements is back online with a new look, a new logo, new functionality, and a better shopping experience. — With — an expanded offering of the Same Great DIY Project Plans and so much more.