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Old 10 January 2015, 08:02   #1
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Looking for 8 wide wheel trailers (twin axel) these are for use on sandy beaches with 6.5 mtr ribs
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Old 10 January 2015, 08:45   #2
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road legal? I'd guess you are in custom build territory anyway - but some of the forestry trailers come with multiple fat tyres.
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Hi Andre

Are these to be just launching trolleys, or road going too?

All the best, Ben
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Are these to be just launching trolleys, or road going too?

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Hi Ben, both. This is for a SAR organisation. First by road then across soft sandy beach to the sea to launch
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I'd fit them with 5x165 (actually 5 x 6.5 inch) M16 thread Land Rover pattern hubs and then get some 8" x 15" LR rims with wide 4x4 tyres on - something like a BFGoodrich All-Terrain.

I only have relatively narrow 235/70R16 tyres on my trailer but could easily fit up to a 33x12.50R15 tyre if I wanted to.

My SBS trailer has an Al-ko axle with the Land Rover pattern hub/stud on it, and in the process of looking at a Degraaff that is similarly specified. It's a fairly standard hub and once you fit that it opens up loads of options for tyres and rims. Most of the light truck spec tyres are rated at around 1000kg so no issues with weight rating, and I run the tyres on my trailer quite happily at 30psi which is about half what a normal 13" pram wheel would have in it!

All my use is beach launching.
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Old 10 January 2015, 14:57   #6
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Here you go:

First pic is the fitment on my trailer: 235/70R16 tyres (what you would find on an old model Discovery) onto standard 5.5x16 Land Rover Defender steel rims. For comparison, the spare is still the original 13" tyre fitted by SBS. Excuse the kelp

Second pic is the footprint you'd get with a 33x12.50R15 tyre - these are mud-terrains for my Defender, I'd get a less aggressive pattern for a trailer tyre.

Mudguards were from Trailer Tek Plastic Mudguards the ones sold for 16" tyres about three quarters of the way down the page, product code MG126. I just made the brackets out of some angle iron, sprayed them with cold galvanising stuff, and U-bolted them on to the frame. I'm not sure if they would cover a 12.5" wide tyre sufficiently for UK regulations, worth checking that out.

I reckon it would be easy enough to get a fairly standard twin axle trailer specified with the right stud pattern, move the axles apart a bit and change the mudguards to accommodate the bigger tyres, and swap the wheels and tyres for something suitable. It avoids getting into anything heavily customised and correspondingly expensive!

Ben can certainly get the bits, as he supplied the spare drums I just fitted to my SBS trailer

Hope that helps?
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wide wheel / tyres trailers

Show us your Land Rover Rig only

Have a look at Marks trailer
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Spot on - he's done pretty much what I described
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Many thanks to all for their input. I guess this is a custom matter not off the shelf
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