MemberApril 7, 2008 at 10:57 am
Can anyone advise ………….
I have a customer looking for large signs (approximately 12 x 6ft or thereabouts) and wants them ‘on wheels’ so that he won’t require planning permission. 😕 Anyway, the only thing I could think of is an Ad Trailer type of thing but there’s a spanner in the works ……….. to visit the site we had to go across a golf course on a buggy, then into a 6 wheel drive thingy down onto a railway embankment where he wants them put!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does anyone know of an Ad Trailer company that may be able to do this type of job?
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:06 am
Why not just supply the signs Marcella and tell the customer to sort out the wheels.
May be easier than getting involved with supplying trailer 😕
Not much help I know but from experience these types of jobs can leave you out of pocket.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:08 am
Probably easiest to get a local company to fabricate a simple frame like a tent shape onto a simple axle with wheels – then add some legs that can be dropped and clamped at each corner to level – just pop rivet your panel to the frame.
Other than that sounds like you need a tank.
Also just because it’s on wheels I would think it depends on the council as to planning.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:15 amquote Neil Davey:
that was the original plan ……….. but now that the builders have left the site he’s looking for someone to ‘wheel’ something into position. But the size is so large that I have no idea how the hell to get them on site. Can you imagine if we trashed the golf course 😳 😳 😳 :lol1:
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:21 am
Have you wondered why he’s asked you to sort out the trailer?
Are you the first company he’s contacted about this job?
Just be careful Marcella, golf clubs can get quite irate even if you park your van in the wrong parking bay let alone roll some contraption across their course.
You could always get helicopter to fly it in 😉
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:26 am
that’s why I’m looking for another company to pass this job on to!!!!!!!!!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
Anyone want this job? 😀
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:34 am
Not my cup of "tee".
I’d divit to someone else whilst supervising from the 19th hole. 😉
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:41 amquote Peter Dee:
shocking attempt!!!!!!!!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
thanks for the link Neil.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 11:49 am
ad trailers are a real pain got one if you want one, dont talk to me about planning or highways, depends how the locals look at it.
offer to make the sign, he does what he wants with it else keep clear.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm
Thats a fair size graphic, if you built something on wheels it would act like a sail and just blow away. Can you not sell him a banner instead? there are frames you can but which bolt together and am sure you can add locking wheels to after. At least this is a way to get it to site too
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm
mark my words and thank me for this down the line!!!
*****WARNING – AVOID AVOID AVOID *****!!!! these trailers are a total nightmare, adverse weather easily topples them, they need to be so secure its unreal, as someone else has said they act like sails. I found out the hard way and wound up costing me more cash to replace them all. I sited 2 near the M8 and out of all the jobs I have ever done this was easily the worst and I will never get involved again. This added to your access problems should let you make your own mind up!!!!
As Chris said, offer to make the signs supply only and get them to source the trailer etc just you are covered but might still get the sale.
I subbed this out I might add..no names mentioned though as Im sure he still reads the boards, the most fun part was when I called him when transporting one of them and I jest you not half of it blew off his transport truck whilst going across the forth road brifge!!!! I can laugh now but my god it was so much stress for a job which lost me nearly £1k!!!! just my tuppence worth I might add but its up to you.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 2:49 pm
well I have emailed him suggesting his best option is a mesh banner. I have said I will supply this and he can do with it what he likes. Anything else I am not getting involved with. 😀
take it no one wants this job then? 🙄 :lol1:
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 3:34 pm
wise choice 🙂 and no…you couldn’t pay me to take this on!!!
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 3:56 pmquote smedia:
you sure ……………. can’t I tempt you? 😀
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm
we built, rented and then sold about 10 of these trailers.
we bought old chassis from wrecked caravans for about £30. some were free if we uplifted.
the chassis has to be in good condition, as does the brakes. we added towing lights, plates etc and new tyes to the wheels if needed.
we basically welded up a steel frame and sheeted it. never had any problems… the idea was for us to build them and rent them out lettered.
that way you get the rental and the sale of the signage each time… but everyone we made and rented, the customer just asked to buy it after their first month or so… we sacked the joiner that worked for us at the time, so never got round to doing anymore…
i don’t know the positioning of the trailer or how hard it would be to get it onto site but i would imagine a good 4×4 towing it into place would do the trick. tel the customer this and if he is worried about spoiled grass then that’s his problem. unless john lowers it in by helicopter. 😉
the traler needed be that heavy… a simple bare chassis with a steel frame welded onto it would be done in a few hours.
you could drill every 12inches around the frame and attach a banner or mesh banner using bungee rope and hooks.
if its sitting in an exposed area, the banner should flex with the bungees enough to prevent it being toppled. if this is still a worry then simple load the base with sand bags once on site.
because you are using only the frame on a chassis, a banner both sides and weighted by sand, its not going anywhere…how can it, theres nothing ridged for the wind to push against.
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm
What you need is an interference pattern laser projection device. This will allow you to project your image or message of choice into the air beside the motorway. Highly portable, unaffected by weather conditions and capable of producing a sign of any size depending on the power of the lasers used.
No planning permission required cos none of the planners have any idea what it is 😛
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 9:29 pm
I prefer Phill’s option Rob! 😉 :lol1:
MemberApril 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm
Aintcha gonna ask what an interference pattern laser projection device is then. 😕
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