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Load Runner Trailers

Trailer Repair Services You Can Count On!

If it’s broken, we can fix it.  

We know that you work hard and you work your trailers even harder.

Downtime is falling-behind-time, and you can’t afford that. 

We will get your trailer back to making money for you as quickly as possible.

We stock most common parts and can easily get the rest quickly.

Sample Services Offered

  • Annual service (required to keep your limited warranty in effect)
  • Axles and hubs replacement/repair
  • Electrical issues traced and fixed
  • Installation of hitches 
  • Tire service and repair
  • Rapid charger installations for dump trailers
  • Installation of couplers, hitch balls, jack stands
  • Spinner installation
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Parts? We have Parts

Relax…

We have them or can get them quickly.

How to Read a Tire

How to Read a Tire

How to Read a Tire

There is a lot of information to be found on a tire.  There is great value in knowing what the stuff means that is stamped on a tire.  To make it as simple as possible, we have created some graphics that show where the information is on the tire and what it means.  Check the graphic below for the most important information about your tires.  Of course, none of this information will be of any value unless it is followed and respected. 

Common sense required.  

Think about it; you are trusting a set of armored balloons with your valuable cargo and human lives.  Those balloons have a narrow set of specs, which when observed carry your trailer gracefully down the road.  If you ignore these specs, you will put undue stress on these balloons causing them to heat up or burst. 

Heat.

If a tire is under-inflated, the road surface friction against the tire will increase causing the tread to wear quicker.  Wear through the tread will expose the steel belts of a radial tire.  After that the tire will come apart in a spectacular and sudden way known as the blowout.  Make a habit of checking the tire pressure on your trailer tires, just like you should on your car or truck.

Overloading.

Squeeze a properly inflated balloon and it will burst.  Ditto for tires, except the squeezing is done by a load that exceeds the load range for those tires.  

Your trailer was designed and built to carry a certain load.  The frame is optimized to carry a max load that matches what the axle(s) can support.  Finally, the tires are selected to carry the weight of the trailer and its maximum cargo.  Given that, you can’t just throw any old tire on a trailer axle and expect it to do the job. 

Speed.

Not too long ago, trailer tires were only rated for 55 mph.  That was okay because 55 was also the speed limit.  Since then, speed limits have been raised and tire technology has developed to keep pace–almost.  Your trailer tires have a max speed rating, probably 75 mph or so.  That is more than enough for today’s posted speed limits, but perhaps not nearly enough if you feel like you have to keep up with the guy putting his new Porshe Cayenne through the paces.

Speed creates heat because the tires make more frequent contact with the ground becuase they spin more times per second at excessive speed than they do at speeds up to the tires’ speed rating. Heat causes air to expand,  expanding air increases tire pressure.  Excessive tire pressure puts untenable stress on the tire structures.  Do that long enough and you get a blowout. 

Below is a graphic that shows the most important information you need to know about your trailes tires.  Let us know what you think–or if you have questions, leave us a comment. 

Or better yet, come on in and see us at 5311 Young Pine Road in Orlando.  We will be happy to talk tires or show you your next trailer.  

We Have Your Next Trailer

We Have Your Next Trailer

Alaska or bust! What do you do when you find a once-in-a-lifetime deal on that helicopter that you have always wanted? You hop in your truck and go get it, right? That is what this customer did. He drove all 3,800 miles from Alaska to get his chopper. Once here, he also needed a trailer to bring the chopper home. So, he found Load Runner Trailers in Orlando and picked up this Load Trail 40-ft car hauler so that he can bring his new helo back to the land of Moose and Grizzlies. As we keep telling you, if we don’t have it, you probably don’t need it, and conversely, if you need it, chances are, we have it. Come  see us! We have excellent financing too! All the best.

Load Runner Trailers to Open in Orlando

Load Runner Trailers to Open in Orlando

​Load Runner Trailers to Open in Orlando

If you’re a frequent, in-person, contributor to the Orange County landfill, you have probably spotted us by now…  We’re on the left side, about halfway between Curry Ford road the landfill.  Not the most glamorous location, but incredibly advantageous to all who tow a trailer to the landfill.  And we–a bunch of trailer-obsessed service and sales professionals–couldn’t think of a place where we’d rather be.

Load Runner Trailers, that is who we are.

Trailers sales and service is what we do.

5311 Young Pine Road, Orlando 32829 is where we are opening soon.

Call us at 407-258-3266 or use the handy “Podium” app that is in the bottom right hand corner of every page you visit.

George, operations manager.

Walt, sales.

Jan, sales

Joanne, administration

Aaron, service

Josh, service

Load Runner Trailers is opening soon on 10 acres and will have 250 to 350 trailers on site, well-priced, and ready-to-move.

We carry all kinds of trailers, and we specialize in the trailers that folks need to excel at their work:

  • enclosed
  • car haulers
  • equipment
  • utility
  • specialty.

and last, but certainly not least, DUMP TRAILERS!  Lots of DUMP TRAILERS.

We look forward to getting to know you,  earning your trust and your business for years to come.  Even though we are not open–if you’re in the neighborhood–stop in and say hello.

We look forward to seeing you at Load Runner Trailers, Orlando.

Best.

Jan

Why Did My Trailer’s Axles Give Out?

Why Did My Trailer’s Axles Give Out?

Calculate Your Safe Cargo Weight

What could possibly have gone wrong here?

The trailer dealer clearly explained that your dump trailer could hold 13 cubic yards.

So…,

You filled it with 16 cubic yards of concrete.  That trip didn’t even last a quarter of a mile…

Why?

The answer is density.   Density = lbs/cubic ft.

Think concrete vs down feathers.  A trailer-full of concrete weighs way more than a trailer-full of down feathers.  Concrete weighs 150 lbs per cubic ft,

So, what to do?  You need to know how much a cubic yard weighs of the stuff you routinely haul.  The calculator below will help you figure out how much of that stuff you haul you can actually and safely put in your trailer.  Run your numbers here.

How much does a cu yd of this weigh?
15

Now, let’s do one more set of calculations.  Let’s figure out how much your trailer actually can carry safely.

The calculation goes like this:

Carrying capacity of axle(s) — weight of trailer =  safe cargo weight

So, now run the safe trailer towing numbers here:

Can My Truck Tow This?

Is the weight bueno or no bueno?  If your cargo weights are putting the trailer way over what it can safely tow, please don’t do it.  Make a second trip instead.

Gross Vehicle Weight Confusion?

It’s gross alright… GVW, GVWR, GCW, GCWR, GAW, GAWR…?  Really? All you want to know is, “can I tow this trailer with my Mini Cooper or Ford Super Duty?  Does it really have to be this complicated? Is it even important? Relax. It’s not really that complicated, and, YES, it is that important.We willl help you sort this out. Let’s start by breaking down some acronyms.

GVW–Gross Vehicle Weight.  It’s the weight of your car or truck–including the weight of standard amount of people, fuel , and luggage.  Also known as the curb weight. You’ll find it on the sticker on the jamb of the driver’s door.

GVWR–Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.  Plain and simple: if you exceed this weight, your vehicle’s engine, transmission, brakes, and/or suspension are being taxed beyond what they were designed to take.

Actual weight > GVWR, NO BUENO.

Use this handy calculator to see what your vehicle can do.

Can My Truck Tow This?

GVW–Gross Combination Weight.  The combined weight of your vehicle, your trailer, and what you have loaded on that trailer.

GCW = Weight of vehicle + weight of trailer + weight of trailer cargo

GCWR–Gross Combination Weight Rating.  It’s the weight of the whole enchilada: vehicle, people, luggage, fuel, trailer, trailer cargo. Exceed this and you are asking for trouble. What kind of trouble?  Take your pick: engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, vehicle axles, trailer axles, etc…

GCW > GCWR, NO BUENO.

GAW–Gross Axle Weight.  This refers to the axles of your truck.    It specifically shows the weight that your vehicle’s front and rear axles can bear. They are likely to be different because the front axle bears more of the engine’s weight, for instance.

GAWR–Gross Axle Weight Rating.  You will find this on that same sticker in the driver’s door.  There are two numbers, one for the front axle and another for the rear.  If you put more weight on the axles than this rating indicates, you risk creating dangerous vehicle handling conditions and you might also risk damaging the engine, transmission, and/or suspension of the vehicle.

GAW > GAWR, NO BUENO.

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The Value of a Great Dump Trailer

 

If your business depends on the trailers you invest in, nothing is more expensive than a piece of equipment that was a “great deal” but then fails to deliver on a consistent basis.  At Load Runner Trailers we specialize in trailers for work.  Just like you show up and give your business everything you have every day, you expect your equipment to do the same.

Take a look at this Lamar dump trailer with 14 ft by 7  ft with 24-inch sides that was purchased earlier this week by Belgard Home Contractors.  Marcelo Norberto, the very satisfied owner (his words) of this trailer sent us the following videos to show how his new trailer performed when he put it to work the very next day after he bought from Jan at Load Runner Trailers in Orlando.

 

 

That was four cubic yards of sand that was dumped into the box of this trailer.  You can see how solidly it accepts the load. By the way, four cubic yards of sand weighs approximately 10,000 lbs.  That is a lot of weight.  this particular trailer is carried on two 7,000 lb Dexter axles and it has 14-ply tires.  Because the trailer weighs 4025 lbs, Marcelo took this trailer to its load capacity limit, but as you can see, it handles the load without complaints.

Marcelo then took this load to a customer’s home, where he we dumped the load in the driveway.  Notice how high the dump bed lifts and how cleanly and fully the sand comes out.

 

 

We obsess about trailers and we welcome you to come check out our inventory at our Orlando location, 5311 Young Pine Road, in the 32829.  Not everyone would say this, but we’re proud to be on the road to the land fill.  If you’re not stopping to check out our inventory, at least wave to us as you drive by.

 

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