Concession Trailers include a broad range of trailer types including cooking trailers and merchandising trailers. Our Concession Trailers are built with the highest grade construction materials available. Concession Trailers undergo heavy stress and strain and are pulled to a wide range of environments. All of our Concession Trailers are built from the Pro Pull Heavy Duty Commercial Grade Cargo Platform that has proven reliability. Our Concession Trailers are all custom built from the customers detailed design. A Pro Pull specialist will work to cover every detail of the design process. All of our Concession Trailers contain commercial equipment and detailed “fit and finish” that our customers have come to expect.
Five Step Design Process For Concession Trailer Design
1. What Equipment is needed?
Your trailer design specialist will work with you to determine the required equipment necessary to complete the food processing needs for your specific application. Concession Trailers can be equipped with a wide variety of manufacturers. Each manufacturer offers a specific set of specifications at a unique price. The price can vary widely and have a significant impact on the overall budget. Pro Pull will offer several options for equipment at a range of pricing to meet your budget concerns. All of the equipment that we offer in our concession trailers will be commercial grade. Pro Pull will only install equipment purchased from Pro Pull. We can build the trailer to any stage of completeness.
2. What are the power and gas requirements?
Now that you equipment has been selected, we will need to calculate the required gas and power required. Many considerations come into play during this calculation. The customer may need to consider the length of time that the trailer will be on-site and what facilities will be available at the various venues that the trailer will be located at. If the trailer will not be able to utilize power from the site, generator specification will need to be evaluated. The available options for generators will vary widely depending on the wattage required and the level of noise that the operator will be comfortable. Standalone generators can be located a distance from the trailer, reducing the noise inside the trailer. These generators are generally available in the 6-8 kw range and are suitable for smaller operations. These generators are available at a wide range of cost levels. Larger trailers will require on-board generators. Super quiet generators such as Onan or Kubota generators are available up to 30 kw. These generators require on board fuel tanks and generator enclosure. On-board generators can be purchased in gas, deisel, and LP models. The increased cost of larger generators is a driving force for selecting the remaining equipment. LP is the most economical choice for ranges, griddles, and cooking surfaces. LP Gas requirements need to be calculated and gas volumes will depend on the length of time between refueling opportunities.
3. What are the size requirements.
Now that we have the equipment specified, we will need to determine the size of trailer required to adequately house the process. Some things to consider are the number of people during operations and the flow of those people during cooking. Since we are limited by the maximum width of the trailer the overall design must consider the overall length based on the square footage needed. The floor-plan should consider the food triangle. This is the distance from the sink to the refrigerator to the oven or cooking surface. By reducing the area of this triangle the process flow is improved and the productivity is increased. Since all trailers are custom built, the trailer can be configured in any length from 10 to 48 feet. Our staff will work with you to help you determine the proper configuration and towing requirements for your custom trailer.
4. What are the the trailer specifications required?
Once the Size and equipment are agreed upon, we can determine the structural details and load requirement of the trailer chassis. Since many of the commercial appliances can be quite heavy, we will determine the axle layout and load specifications to ensure long-lasting satisfaction and performance. It is at this point that we will be able to provide a cost estimate. It is at this point that we may need to make material changes based on the budget available. Trailer axles are available in 3500, 5200,7000 and 10000 pound load capacities. Trailers can be designed in single, Tandem and Triple axle configurations. All Pro Pull HD trailers utilize Torflex axles. These axles provide the smoothest ride available for trailers with heavy loads.
5. Complete the floor-plan design?
Taking into account the information gathered in steps 1-4, we will develop a floor-plan to lay out the trailer and develop a detailed sketch. When all of the details are agreed upon the construction can begin. Below are some example floorplans. These are presented to help visualize the design process. Your Pro Pull Design Expert will develop a custom drawing specific to your custom design.