Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks




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    Default Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    Not sure if anyone had to ever transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks (empty), trying to figure out what size trailer I need to rent.

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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    I think if you are needing to transport that much (if it is water it will be 10 tons) you need a truck not a bakkie. I think you may be able to drag it around a farm at a stretch with a bakkie but I would not venture near a road.

    If the tanks are empty, then it should be pretty straight forward, and I assume a double axle trailer would be fine? Is a New tank something like a JoJo?

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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    A vertical 5000L Jojo tank is about 2.3m high, thus stacking two end to end leaves you with a trailer that needs to be at least about 4.5m long. I will strongly advise to load them on their sides end to end. A slight overhang should also be fine. Radius is about 1.8m to 1.9m so a trailer with low railings should do the ticks. Keeps them from rolling and gives you good tying spots.
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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    Those tanks weigh very little when empty. A large flatbed trailer and a lot of tie-downs will do the job.

    5000L tank dimensions are usually 1.84m wide by 2.14m high

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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    I put one 5000l on the back of my Ranger and one on a small light weight unbraked trailer ,no hassles they weigh absolutely nothing.
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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    I once transported a 10 000l tank on my plat bakkie

    also 2x 5000l on my bakkie and 2.4m long trailer

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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    See you have a dc. Get a car trailer. Easy loading and off loading. 4 straps per tank.

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    Default Re: Trailer size to transport 2 x 5000L Nel tanks

    Thanx guys, I managed to source a normal flatbed that will take both.

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