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Interesting new open trailer

Looks like these guys are about to bring their products to the US from New Zealand. Pricing seems similar to other aluminum trailers but these have a cool lowering feature. Check it out: Futura - Single Axle
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That's a good looking trailer ... And so easy to load ..perfect for the Lotus
I live in NZ and have never seen one ... Will do some research.
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That's a good looking trailer ... And so easy to load ..perfect for the Lotus
I live in NZ and have never seen one ... Will do some research.
Thanks for the lead .
Awsome. Give us a report on them if you can. Also, if price of the single axle trailer includes that Lamborghini Miura, I will have to buy one for sure

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Brilliant. Hope there is some manual override in case the lift fails.

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Very nice, but the price...wowser
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Nice for sure! But a single axle for $5000? Ouf.


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Interesting new open trailer

http://www.alumaklm.com/utility/sing...tility-trailer

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I purchased a double axle with ramps. This one tilts.
That's a really nice trailer, cool how it drops.
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Is it really much more than a Featherlight or Trailex similar (other than the extra axle)?

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I'd seen a similar concept 2 or 3 years ago that uses airbags instead. In this case I'd be concerned about the motors running each set of cables - they'd be challenged to stay evenly loaded and maintenance seems like a nuisance. Looks really slick though.

Edit: here's the link.
and www.airbaggedtrailers.com

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I'd seen a similar concept 2 or 3 years ago that uses airbags instead. In this case I'd be concerned about the motors running each set of cables - they'd be challenged to stay evenly loaded and maintenance seems like a nuisance. Looks really slick though.

Edit: here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikzm_4Adz3U and Airbagged Trailers Photos
WE have one these at work to move cars from the lower building to the wind tunnel. There are no cables, each axle has air valve control so that you can raise and lower the bed.

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WE have one these at work to move cars from the lower building to the wind tunnel. There are no cables, each axle has air valve control so that you can raise and lower the bed.

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Bad english on my part. I like the airbag version, and not the cable version from the start of this thread. Both are crazy expensive for what they are.
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