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Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby RayTrans » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm

Hi all, my question is has anyone cut the cab off a Tipper Transit & welded an A-Frame onto it, so it can be towed by a Car, Van or Jeep. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby Chug » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:40 pm

Not quite sure what you mean, welding to the chassis minus cab? What are you trying to achieve?
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby MinorMatt » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:32 am

I'm guessing to make a tipper trailer?

I have thought about doing it to go behind my tractor for moving wood/soil etc around.

It would be very nose heavy for a car though?
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby RayTrans » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:20 pm

I can buy a Tipper Transit but the engine has been taking out of it, so all that is left is the cab & tipping bed. What I was thinking of doing is cutting off the cab/seating area so all that is left is the tipping bed minus the cab & engine. I than will weld on what is known as an a-frame with a tow hitch with brakes & a hand brake, so now I have a Tipping Trailer with an electric motor that I can power off my Transit trailer plug. I feel I could have a tipping trailer for very small money. I was just wondering had anyone else do this & what are the pit falls while doing my conversion. Thanks a Million Cheers
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby Keef » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 pm

First thing that springs to mind is the weight of the finished trailer.
Assuming you are using a twinwheel chassis, it's going to be a seriously heave beast with a lot of nose weight.
You might be better off fitting the tipper mechanism and bed to a lighter 4 wheel chassis trailer?
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby RayTrans » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:55 pm

Keef wrote:First thing that springs to mind is the weight of the finished trailer.
Assuming you are using a twinwheel chassis, it's going to be a seriously heave beast with a lot of nose weight.
You might be better off fitting the tipper mechanism and bed to a lighter 4 wheel chassis trailer?

Keef you might be onto something there, as I have an olde double axel caravan trailer parked up at the rear of the shed , but has a aluminum chassis, but the 2 axel could be welded onto the Transit tipping bed.
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Re: Changing a Tipper Transit into a Tow Trailer

Postby MinorMatt » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:29 am

This is pretty much what I want to do... but for a trailer for a tractor
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