Cutting Edge Trailer News
with Andrew Lyons.
Interviewed by, Kent Sundling "MrTruck" Looking for
quality products for you!
Andrew Lyons with
Transwest Truck Trailer
is a genuine trailer guru. He's fun to talk to about trailers! I have learned
many new advances in the technology that has engulfed the industry, from
Andrew. When I meet Andrew, he was showing me trailer accessories that were
only 2 weeks old, just coming to market! Below we briefly cover Hart horse trailers, Werm Flooring, LTA
Series air ride axles, Master Brake Systems, Dexter disk
brakes, and Outlaw Conversions.
Transwest Truck Trailer RV, is the largest
"Hart" horse trailer dealer. I live in Colorado and see Hart horse trailers
all the time, on the highway and at horse sales and shows. From the quality and strength that I see in these aluminum
trailers, you will be hearing more about them in the rest of the country
soon! Manufacturing trailers since 1968, a year before we landed on the
moon, Hart offers custom built trailers as well as a full line of models
including a trailer for Miniature horses. The floor on these trailers are
interlocking aluminum tongue and groove, with I-beam cross members on 6 inch
centers. Try to find that on any other trailer! All Hart roofs are 5/8"
thick "ENCOR" fiberglass reinforced structural panels with a R2 thermal
value for the ultimate in temperature, quietness, and strength. Tubular
frames and upright posts instead of C-channel, with stainless steel bolts
used everywhere and double framed doors. Even the rear butt bar folds to the
left instead of the right, to avoid a backing injury. When Andrew
orders your trailer as he does for the trailers he has in stock, he picks
the best axle rating and tire rating to fit your trailers individual loaded
weight. Ask him about the low profile goosenecks available from Hart.
Contact Andrew for more on the Hart trailers, tell him "MrTruck" sent you.
Werm Flooring Systems.
The next trailer accessory
that Andrew showed me, was the new Werm Flooring Systems. His shop was
"pouring" a floor of a horse trailer while I was there. First the mat was
removed, the floor cleaned, dried, and coated to bond with the Werm
flooring. This left a non-slip, permanent floor that matched up with the
walls and flush at the tail-gate. No more pulling the heavy floor mats out
to clean them and dry the floor underneath them. It's just how I
like my truck floor, all rubber and easy to clean!
LTA Series air ride suspension.
LTA Series air ride is as good
as it gets! And each wheel is totally independent with 5"'s of travel. This
is the ride that could let your horses fall asleep cruising down the
highway! There is an equalizing valve that keeps the trailer level and the
same weight on each wheel, no matter if you are parked on a curb, in a pot
hole or those nice level fairground parking lots. How would you like to
lower your trailer 3#'s to unload the horses or walk into the "living
quarters." And all this bolts to the same spot as the torsion axles you have
now. These "Super Axles" are available with drum or disc brakes and electric
or hydraulic actuation. The suspensions are the same brake plungers you see
on the big rig, 18-wheelers. All this quality workmanship and a 5 year
warranty. Contact Andrew Lyons, tell him "MrTruck" sent you.
Transwest Truck &
Up here on the right is the equalizing
valve that keeps you level and keeps the weight on each axle.
Dexter disc brakes.
The "Big Three" truck makers from
Detroit, all have 4-wheel disc brakes standard now. I was glad to
see this. Disc brakes fade heat better, brake better and are
cheaper and easier to replace. I live in a mountain state. Going
down hill will test brakes in a hurry. The
brake dust falls threw the rotors instead of sitting on the bottom
of your drums and you don't have to pull the hubs to work on them.
Dexter has a disc brakes with calipers on both side of the
rotor, like performance cars have.
- Fixed caliper, opposing
piston technology as used in racing for superior durability
- Self-adjusting calipers
eliminate manual brake adjustments
- Brake pads can be replaced
without removing the caliper
- Improved resistance to
- Lower maintenance cost
- Dexter disc brake mounts to
the axle using the same flange position as drum brakes
Outlaw Conversions, One
more thing, I saw on my visit
to Transwest Truck & Trailer, is the Outlaw LQ horse trailer
conversions. There is a big difference in what you see between an
average RV trailer and what Outlaw Conversions does to a horse
trailer! I wish my house had the quality Oak cabinets that were in
this horse trailer. I go to a lot of RV shows a year, looking for
the latest and greatest, and I've seen several $100,000 plus RV's
that didn't have Outlaw's kind of quality! Some of their upgrades
belong in Faith Hill tour bus! Ask Andrew about them,
Call Andrew Lyons 1-800-909-7071 email
With the more powerful diesel
pickup trucks coming out each year, I know you can pull more weight, pull it
faster, and now the with all these trailer accessories, you can stop this
bigger trailer, smoothly and safely! Tell Andrew that MrTruck sent you.
Transwest Truck &
One more thing, is saw on my
visit to Transwest Truck & Trailer, is the Outlaw LQ horse trailer
conversions. There is a big difference in what you see between an average RV
trailer and what Outlaw Conversions does to a horse trailer! I wish my house
had the quality Oak cabinets that were in this horse trailer. I go to a lot
of RV shows a year, looking for the latest and greatest, and I've seen
several $100,000 plus RV's that didn't have Outlaw's kind of quality! Some
of their upgrades belong in Faith Hill tour bus! Ask Andrew about them.
Transwest sells used trucks
and the big ones. I know when I upgraded to bigger trucks, I never got to
work on them much anymore . Go look at the size of those axles, brakes,
trannies, engine brakes, diesels, tires, fuel tanks and then count the
gears! In Colorado we have these tall hills with snow on them year-round. A
truck with a loaded trailer pushing it, can get some speed on the fast side
of the mountains! It will surprise you how much brake pad you can use up,
when you're scared to death! Call Andrew Lyons 1-800-909-7071 email
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