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Old 02-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I got all my equipment lined up and should have it next week some time. I am going to mount it on a 20' car trailer. Just trying to figure out the best way to do this to keep the weight distributed right. I was thinking the compressor up front with the pot and media behind it. I am going to be buying media in the 3000lb super sacks and was thinking about building a rack above the pot to hold the sack so i don't have to use buckets. If anyone has any ideas,opinions or tips for this kind of setup and would like to share i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Keep your weight low and centered,
To high and it will get hairy going into corners.

I put my stuff on a car hauler to, the compressor went just in front of the tires and I mounted the blast pots on the back.

Took me a few times of reconfigure to work it out.
With The blast pot on back, I can back up to jobs and get cloeser to the job. And the air in part of the compressor is away from the grit and dust.

I will post a pic later, I'm headed out to work...

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Thanks Dyer, would sure like to see a pic if you get time. Also what do you do with the media, bags or super sacks?
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Check this guy out...

https://www.contractortalk.com/f41/ne...railer-111319/
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Thanks for the link, but i am a bit confused as to what i am looking at? He has a very nice trailer setup for a carpenter but not sure how it applies to a open sandblast trailer setup. Did i miss something?
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Thanks for the link, but i am a bit confused as to what i am looking at? He has a very nice trailer setup for a carpenter but not sure how it applies to a open sandblast trailer setup. Did i miss something?
My bad, didn't see you were a blaster...
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My bad, didn't see you were a blaster...
hey no problem, it happens. Thanks again for tryin to help.
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So, I finally got time to upload my rig

I used to load all the equipment into the back of the truck, with grit
and tow the compressor with the fans attached to the tow tongue.

the move to the trailer set up was and has been a really great thing.

now i put all the grit into the truck, to keep dry
I usally dont blast more than 10 hours a day, I use 3 bags of grit per hour on ave. so 30 - 40 bags for the day does about right.

everything else on the trailer.
i had the pots in front of the compressor, but had to pull up to the job
half way, and the compressor was sucking up dust really bad.

moved them to the back, and i'm very pleased with it.
i can back up to jobs, get closer than before.

The only draw backs:
I should have gone with a covered trailer
should have got a 10,000 Lb tailer
and I need a One ton to make DOT happy, The half ton with overload
springs do good, but DOT dont like it....
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I had an 04 Superduty f250 with 6 ft bed I grew tired of taking equipment in and out of it.Went to enclosed utility body w 7.3 diesel.
This setup works for me w/ 10 ft bed I can carry 3klb media and the pot too.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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I have my blast pot and soda blast pot on the back of mine. I can change over in less that 3 mins and start blasting with soda if need be, I like not having to unload the equipment every time. Back up hook up the hose and within Avery short time start blasting.
Just need a bigger truck to haul more media.
Having a covered trailer would be nice to keep the snow and rain off when loading the pots
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Sometimes I run the pot from inside the truck works ok if I cover it when it pressurizes ,but things have a way of getting hectic hence grit all over everything.
In the back I do have a door that closes to the cab. This is the best setuo I have had in many years . I am using a Clemco 3cu ft tall pot that I can get in and out of the truck by myself if need be.
When I had a compressor mounted in a trailer it was impossible for maintenance and mine sucked up way to much dust,to the point of overheating and shutting down.Being inside the trailer when the compressor was running was terrible.
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Wesschaff, I know what you mean, I lost a compressor last summer from over heating.

Only hurt the ring, no other damage. Needs a rebuild. At some point.
I posted a while back about keeping the radiators clean.

When I mounted my compressor, I cut a hole under it so I can change the oil, but it's still gonna be a tight fit to get under the trailer..lol

I like your truck, I looked a a few like yours. I like the tool boxes in the back plus the weight it can haul to.
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thanks for the pics DYER, that is what i am looking at doing. Looks like it should work pretty good.
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I love my set up. Takes very little to set up.
Like I said though, I should have spent the money for a covered one
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My set up has worked great. I have a 16' enclosed. The compressor is up front, tools on one side, pot and media on the other. I have room to have a pallet placed in the rear, the side door allows easy access for ladders and such, and the front door I installed works perfect for the fans to blow out of.

I can't imagine not having it covered. I don't have to worry about anybody touching my stuff, things falling off the trailer, I can fit lot more stuff in there, and obviously it is fully weather proof.

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Let's see some pictures!!!!
Any from different angles too!
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I have had my stuff mounted in a 20' trailer for almost a year now. I love it you always have everything ready to go, no more loading up. I keep a big fan at my side door pulling out air and I haven't had a problem with it over heating. Now if I can just fabricate a reel for my hose.
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Triad, That came out nice looking
I saw the pictures on Face book as it was being done.

I love the wraps on big trailers, they look so cool. the picture
is clean and readable!

im focused on a new truck this year, then the new trailer!!!
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Yea for sure...looks professional...nice job.

GO JIM GO!!!
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Now if I can just fabricate a reel for my hose.
http://www.carpet-cleaning-equipment...FQKEhwodrR0hfA might look at a carpet cleaning site I know they make Live reels not sure if they would work(unmodified) for you but it is a place to start.

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