Drawbar trailer, 4-axle (2010)


Building instructions (PDF)
(172 pages)
Example instructions (PDF)
Parts Inventory:
(1.014 parts)

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Drawbar trailers are mainly used in combination with a truck or tractor to transport vehicles. I developed this 4-axle drawbar trailer after finalizing the 5-axle dump truck. The model is based on the original Nooteboom ASDV-40-22 trailer. Both ramps fold/unfold manually by operating a 'handle' at the front-side of the loader. This handle drives a linear actuator which is integrated in the rear-side of the chassis. Each ramp consist of an automatic unfolding mechanism for the 2 sections, which provides a reduced ramp angle. 

The floor is made of studded plates, which gives the ability to secure the load with buffers anywhere on the floor. Additional buffers can be stored in a dedicated stock area on the front-side of the trailer.











Remark: the chassis of the original LEGO® Technic® excavator (set 8294) is modified (4 studs smaller), otherwise the excavator did not fit on the trailer. My personal opinion is that the excavator looks even more realistic with a smaller chassis as well. Reason for the the wider chassis of the original model is to provide space for the battery box.


The dimensions of the 'Drawbar trailer'  model are:
* Length: 65 cm
* Width: 14,5 cm (18 studs)
* Floor load length: 46 cm (52 studs)
* Ramp angle: 15 degrees
* Weight: 1,1 kg

* Number of parts: 1.014

* Development time: ~25 hours
* MLcad time: ~20 hours

















Connecting the 'Drawbar trailer' on Technic Tractor #8284
No modifications for the tractor needed, just mount a towbar.