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Jun, 2019
Mark 154 Blog

Welding Tips for Building a Strong and Durable Trailer

When it comes to building trailers, at Basic Trailers we pride ourselves on a couple of things — the strength and durability of our trailers, and the fact that we are able to build high quality trailers at affordable prices. We do a lot of things to help us achieve these goals, and it starts right at the beginning, with the techniques and equipment that we use to build our trailers.

The overall strength and ability of a trailer to withstand demanding working conditions begins with the way in which it is welded together. In our Adelaide trailer workshop at Holden Hill, we use 3 phase welding equipment, as opposed to a single phase welder as some manufacturers use. There are a number of benefits to doing this, all of which contribute to helping us build Adelaide’s best trailers.

As 3-phase power produces more constant delivery, it is possible to carry more load. When using a 3 phase welder, this in turn means a higher duty cycle, which is the amount of time a piece of welding equipment can safely produce a welding current without having to pause. This higher duty cycle essentially means we have to have less down time during which our welding equipment needs to be rested.

How does this translate into benefits for our customers? Less down time means that we are able to operate more efficiently by making better use of manpower and resources, thus reducing our overheads, which we in turn pass on the customers in the form of lower costs.

In addition to this, production using a 3 phase welder is markedly faster than if the same process is completed using single phase welding equipment. Again, this represents a significant boost to our operating efficiency, and allows us to produce more trailers within a given time frame than we otherwise would, but without in any way compromising on the quality and integrity of our work.

Likewise, being able to work productively by using 3 phase power and welding equipment actually reduces our energy consumption and costs, and this gives us another opportunity to pass on savings to customers and means we can offer the best value trailers for sale in Adelaide.

A further reason why we opt to use 3 phase welding in the production of our trailers is that in our experience, this produces better weld penetration (known technically as the depth of fusion). While weld penetration is not the only factor determining a weld’s ultimate strength, a weld will nevertheless be stronger if there is greater fusion between the base metal and the filler metal. We have found that we are able to achieve greater penetration using 3 phase welders rather single phase, and so this enhances the overall integrity of our welding work.

While this may all sound rather technical, essentially what it means for our customers is that our trailers are manufactured to be extremely strong and durable, and provide long operating life without the need for ongoing repairs or maintenance work. Anyone who is buying a trailer in Adelaide from Basic Trailers can be assured that it will be able to take on the sort of work it’s needed for in a range of tough Australian conditions, and that it will be structurally sound.

In the end, that’s what we’re all about at Basic Trailers. We are constantly looking for ways in which we can produce high quality trailers in the most cost-effective way, giving our customers the best possible value. However, we’re also conscious of the fact that when you buy one of our box trailers, cage trailers, or any other trailer in our range, that you expect it to be strong, durable and to last. Our manufacturing processes ensure this, and using 3 phase welding is just one of the things we do that help us to make the best value trailers in Adelaide.

If you want to find out more about how our trailers are built in our Holden Hill workshop, or would like to see more of our range, call Sam on 0477 799 871 or email us at info@basictrailers.com.au and we will be happy to help.

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