View Full Version : Need a stand - jockey wheel not up to the job

30-03-2007, 03:25 PM
I have a BMT rig on 3 tonne mark
The jockey wheel is fairly solid but does not handle being wound right up so the boat will drain in event of rain.
Also I would prefer a stand so when the boat is stored it cannot roll on the jockey wheel
Does any one know of a stand that is solid and safe (and galvanised) and is high enough to let the boat drain and ideally would fit where the jockey wheel goes?

30-03-2007, 04:01 PM
Wallaby jack worked for a mate of mine.

30-03-2007, 04:19 PM

Try Vehicle Components at Albion ph/ 32622622 or Aspinall trailers at Coopers Plains ph/ 32773305

They will sell you a much larger jockey wheel set up than you already have.


Ps. A high lift jack works for me though, but its only a single axle trailer, with the duel set-up your always going to be fighting the rear wheels which puts alot of strain on the jockey wheel but a bigger one will be fine.

30-03-2007, 04:21 PM
Thanks Peter
Excuse my ignorance but what is a wallaby jack?
Is it a high lift jack used in 4WDing?
Is it a brand of jack or something else altogether?
I did a search on Google and the only hits are from hire companies and no pics.
Where do you get one?

30-03-2007, 04:22 PM
Thanks Ian
Any reports from the co owner yet?

30-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Evening Bomber,
The Wallaby jack is indeed the high lift jack seen on many 4WDs. Once you have your tlr high enough, it is possible to lock the jack to the drawbar using 8mm chain to ensure stability.

30-03-2007, 07:57 PM
....Excuse my ignorance but what is a wallaby jack?....

The last thing you need is a wallaby jack, kangaroo jack maybe but not a wallaby jack! A wallaby jack will lift a D8 off the ground, a Kangaroo jack is a very poor (light weight) version of the original wallaby jack.

But all jacks aside :) at 3 tonne you obviously have twin or triple axles and trying to lift the front of a tiwn/triple axle trailer that far off the ground isn't the best thing to be doing.

30-03-2007, 09:40 PM
What about building a banana-back ramp?
(Imagine a boomerang with its two ends on the ground, but with somewhat less of an angle). Could be dirt, stones, concrete, metal - whatever you like.

No excess pressure on axles, and correct angle for drainage.

A bit of overkill, but solves the problem.

30-03-2007, 11:07 PM
This may be do the job...... click here for Trailmate jack info (http://www.travellerwa.com.au/trailmate.html)
http://www.camec.com.au/images/0045-050.jpg (http://www.camec.com.au/images/0045-050.jpg) and with plate attachedhttp://www.camec.com.au/images/0045-050-b.jpg

We have these retailing at $310 (inc GST) down here in melbourne at my place of work. Could get it cheaper if interested.

31-03-2007, 08:34 AM
Thanks Seadog
Its bloody obvious when someone points it out to you! I'm a dill.
I will be looking at the front wheels being higher than the rear. No wonder the poor jockey wheel isn't coping.
Thanks the creative drawing.

31-03-2007, 08:37 AM
Thanks phewy
the stand does look interesting
I'll look at the site.

31-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Finally thanks Kerry
A jack for a D8 now that's a jack!
I see what you mean with throwing the weight back and will have a re think
Thanks for your help everyone