Fabricating custom truck trailers is no easy task. It requires well-rounded knowledge of engineering and fabricating processes. Here’s a guide to help you get a better understanding:
The design & engineering
If you are in the market for the perfect custom truck trailer, the first step is to determine the design that fits your needs. It is important to consider the size within the parameters of the load you plan on carrying, how much weight the trailer can pull and the overall durability for long-term use. You should also keep in mind the suspension type, the tyres, hitches and brakes that will be necessary for safe and efficient operation. It’s all part of the initial design and good engineering.
The fabrication process
Fabrication involves the customisation of the trailer body, parts, assembly, electrical installation and more in order to build the highest quality trailer specific to your required purposes. The fabrication process also involves adding insulation to help regulate temperature, as well as installing rods, hinges, gauges, brakes and other components that make up a complete unit.
Fabrication experts need to ensure that custom-made designs are sturdy, capable of withstanding wear and tear and ready for use. The trailer frame must reach specific weight requirements and specific durability standards in order to be approved as roadworthy by the Department of Transport.
Engineers are responsible for making sure the trailer is functioning correctly while adhering to government regulations on safety and efficiency standards. Therefore, it is essential to have a team of experienced professionals in engineering and fabrication that can create a high-quality custom truck trailer tailored to fit your needs perfectly.
Additionally, it’s critical to have processes in place that can detect if components don’t meet the necessary quality assurance criteria before installation or delivery. Ultimately, custom fabricators must not only design these parts, but also account for all the safety parameters associated with them.
Want to know more?
Call the experts at TRJ Engineering, we can custom design and manufacture a trailer that’s perfect for your truck. Call us today on 03 9703 1701 to arrange a consultation and a free quote. Based at Hallam, Victoria – you can rely on our highly skilled team to create a truck trailer that ticks all your boxes. For metal fabrication services in Melbourne, we’ve got you covered.