This is the first article in our new section “Tom’s World”. When Tom quit his conventional job at the City of Laramie several years ago, his day changed dramatically. Many times we get the question: “What do you do?”. We will try and do a daily update in this section of our website.
Today Tom and Andrew worked on a project that has been in the shop for a few weeks. Honeywagon Sanitation is the local option for septic tank care and portable toilet rental. With the booming building economy in Laramie, Honeywagon has a serious presence at all of the construction locations.
Honeywagon Sanitation owner, Heber Richardson, asked Tom to design and build a twenty four foot long trailer that will haul 12 portable toilets.
The all steel frame sits on two 3500 pound rubber torsion axles with brakes. 205/75 R14 radial tires are used. The deck is made of extruded aluminum that happens to be recycled bleacher seats. No maintenance and lightweight is an added bonus.
The front of the new trailer has a Rubbermaid toolbox mounted to hold a trailer breakaway battery and extra tie down rope. The trailer will be outfitted with LED lights.
Tom’s day began by painting the entire trailer red. Adding the decking and accessories took up the rest of the afternoon. In the next post, we will explain and show how the portable toilets will be placed on and off the trailer and how they will travel.