Two-wheeled Trailers for Special Work.
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• 11/1-ANY interesting types of trailer INI.have been completed in theworks of the Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd., Warwick, and two particularly noteworthy models which have just been built by this company are shown in the accompanying illustrations. One of these is a two-wheeled outfit built for the transport of cable drums ; it has been delivered to Ole London and NorthEastern Railway Co. It is of a particularly substantial design and has a capacity of 6 tons.
The chassis is of all-steel construction and the robust axle carries caststeel wheels equipped with giant solid rubber tyres of 729 mm. by 204 mm. dimensions. Internal-expanding brakes are employed and the shoes take effect on drums 18 ins, in diameter. Special attention has been given to the subject of springing and the assemblies are deep.
This particular trailer is fitted with the Eagle patent spring-drawbar ball attachment. It will be seen that the body has two winches at its front end, one on each corner of the deck. A strong ramp is employed at the rear and this is suitably stayed. This type of trailer has been very successful when used in conjunction with industrial tractors and many prominent users employ it.
In the other picture another special two-wheeled trailer is shown, this being built for the conveyance of barrels. The wheels of this outfit are of the double-disc type and are fitted with 26-in. by 6-in, solid-rubber tyres. The platform height is 2 ft. 6i ins, from the ground, and the loading space which
is available measures 15 ft. 6 ins. by 7 ft. 2i ins. It is so arranged that loading and unloading operations can be conducted from the sides or at the rear.
The trailer is built to carry 72 barrels of the size shown in the picture, and, to secure the loads at the sides, wire ropes, which are tautened by suitable strainers, are employed. This particular trailer has been delivered to a Glasgow general cooper and contractor and is shown in use with a Fordson tractor, which, it will be noted, is equipped with pneumatic tyres on the front wheels.