In this episode of “Sparks Fly”, Tom fabricates small trailers for portable toilets. The portable toilets belong to Honeywagon Sanitation. Honeywagon Sanitation is owned and operated by Heber and Jennifer Richardson of Laramie Wyoming. The red and blue portable toilets are a common scene at construction zones, job sites and special events around town.
Heber asked Tom to design and build small trailers to hook on is trucks for quick and easy transportation and placement.
Tom decided to go with a low start angle, torsion axle. This allowed to trailer to sit low to the ground for ease of use. Deck hight was an essential part of the design. The step up is only about eight inches, comparable to a regular house step. Tom began by finding a light duty tortion axel, about six hundred pounds. This allows the suspension to work in harmony with the portable toilet while traveling down any road, paved or gravel.
Angles were fashioned to act as clips to secure the skids of the portable toilet. A hot rolled steel rod, along with a simple hitch pin fasten on the back of the trailer to keep the portable toilet in place.
Another feature Tom added was an inexpensive folding screw jack. The jack helps level the portable toilet on site, as well as provide for a smooth removal from the truck.
With the completion of several trailers to add to his fleet, Heber is one happy business owner. We were glad we could help. Don’t forget to check back with us, Trade Tool Innovations, for more projects from the shop!