Spec’ing a cable reel trailer for your sole purpose is something very crucial. You are spending hundreds of dollars on something which you require, but all the money goes down the drain if you don’t spec it properly.
Maintaining a cable drum trailer is equally important as buying it in the first place. 3 common problems to avoid while spec’ing a cable reel trailer are:
1. Reel size:
It is very crucial to know the exact reel size that you need to haul. Not only do we need to know its weight, but also its diameter, since a reel carrying assembly required to haul a smaller diameter reel which weighs 4000 pounds, is not be suitable for carrying reel which has the same weight but a different diameter. Therefore, understanding that, one needs to be really careful while looking for the appropriate size.
2. Whether the trailers are suitable for highway speed:
There are some people who buy the trailer and have no idea whether it can be hauled on the highway, at a high speed. Before buying the trailer, one should spec it carefully for the speed it can be hauled in, and whether they can be used to transport reels.
3. Always check the diameter of the reel bars:
You should know the diameter of your reel hole, so you can determine the diameter of the reel bar in the trailer that you want to buy. Although, a tapered adapter can be provided and put it on the reel bar, if the issue arises; it is always better to be careful before buying it.
Feel free to ask questions while looking for a cable reel trailer. It is better to be careful now, then to regret t later.