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We Have An Announcement To Make.

Cheap Jockey Wheels
Cheap Jockey Wheels

DSG Products has an announcement to make. We’ve been hiding something from our #DSGFans.

 

 

 

Keep scrolling for our top secret…

 

If you haven’t worked it out already, we are a trusted supplier of cheap jockey wheels for trailers and caravans. Here are our top 4 cheap jockey wheel variations.

 

34mm Cheap Jockey Wheel for Lightweight and Small Trailers

34mm Cheap Jockey Wheel for Lightweight and Small Trailers
34mm Cheap Jockey Wheel for Lightweight and Small Trailers

 

For its quality, this is one of the cheapest 34mm jockey wheels on the internet, seriously look around and if you find this cheaper anywhere else I’ll be very surprised. This 34mm ‘standard duty’ jockey wheel is suitable for most lightweight/small trailers, trailer tents etc. It has a 160mm solid steel wheel rim with a solid rubber tyre.

This jockey wheel is perfect for mounting even on uneven terrain, wet or softer grounds and gravel. Best of all it has a 100kg maximum nose load capacity.

43mm Standard Duty Jockey Wheel for Trailers and Caravans

43mm Standard Duty Jockey Wheel for Trailers and Caravans
43mm Standard Duty Jockey Wheel for Trailers and Caravans

This smooth jockey wheel is perfect for small trailers, caravans, and trailer tents.

Do you really need more information? Okay, I can oblige.

Key information:

  • Constructed for standard duty applications.
  • Ideal for small leisure trailers.
  • Cast steel handle.
  • Heavy duty ball-race handle bearing ensures smooth and easy rotation.
  • Solid rubber tyre.
  • static nose weight guide 100kg.
  • Clear zinc plated finish to help resist rust and corrosion.

Warrior Brand 48mm Jockey Wheel Smooth with Pneumatic Wheel for Trailers/ Caravans

Warrior Brand 48mm Jockey Wheel Smooth with Pneumatic Wheel for Trailers/ Caravans
Warrior Brand 48mm Jockey Wheel Smooth with Pneumatic Wheel for Trailers/ Caravans

This is a 48mm jockey wheel with a pneumatic wheel AND, it’s only £19.99. What other information do you need?

If this doesn’t sway you, nothing will.

This product comes with steel wheel and 4 ply pneumatic tyres measuring 260mm x 85mm. It is ideal for use on soft ground where solid tyres are more likely to sink. This jockey wheel also has a ball bearing top race to ease operation and clear zinc plated finish to help resist rust and corrosion.

60 mm Retractable Jockey Wheel C/W Bracket for Trailers and Caravans

60 mm Retractable Jockey Wheel C/W Bracket for Trailers and Caravans
60 mm Retractable Jockey Wheel C/W Bracket for Trailers and Caravans

Do you want a cheap jockey wheel from a reliable source that has a good enough quality to get the job done? You’re in the right place.

This 60mm retractable jockey wheel retracts the jockey wheel by the trailer A-Frame as the wheel is wound off the floor. This means the assembly is directly attached to the A-Frame without using a clamp. This reduces the risk of the assembly dropping while towing.

Looking for an additional clamp?

Warrior Branded Pressed Steel Clamps

Warrior Pressed Steel Clamps
Warrior Pressed Steel Clamps

Warrior pressed steel clamp are medium duty pressed steel clamps suitable for use with the Warrior and most other makes of jockey wheel.

Warrior Brand Cast Clamps

Warrior Cast Clamps
Warrior Cast Clamps

Warrior cast clamp is a heavy duty cast clamp suitable for use with Warrior and most other makes of Jockey Wheels. There are various sizes available.

 

 

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How to Ensure Worker Safety on the Job

It is highly important to create a safe working environment because when employees know they are working in a safe environment they work more efficiently. Recognising these potential dangers to worker safety and addressing them immediately is a better method to follow than waiting for these things to happen.

Here are three suggestions to improve worker safety:

Strict screening of potential employees

Most people assume worker safety refers to the physical space where employees work but the actual employees are equally as important. Human resources can conduct a background check on all potential employees, looking for any red flags which would threaten the safety of their current workers.

Strict screening of potential employees
Strict screening of potential employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace inspection

If compliant with the law, everything in the workplace is thoroughly inspected. For example, the lighting must always be working correctly, particularly for employees working late. As well as this, any work area which uses any machines, from computers, factory machines or equipment used in construction must have regular maintenance.

Workplace inspection
Workplace inspection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety gear

Aside from making the area and equipment safe, it is also important that employees are kept safe by wearing the correct safety gear. For example, employees who work in a warehouse should wear safety gear such as hi-vis jackets, helmets, gloves, etc.

Safety gear
Safety gear
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What are Brake Shoes in Your Vehicle and Why Should You Replace Them?

What are Brake Shoes in Your Vehicle and Why Should You Replace Them?
What are Brake Shoes in Your Vehicle and Why Should You Replace Them?

What is a Brake Shoe?

A brake shoe is a curved piece of metal with a high-friction material (lining) attached to the outside of it. It is attached to the backing plate inside the brake drum with springs and levers and rests against the wheel cylinder.

The brake shoe is a curved piece of metal with a high-friction material (the brake lining) attached to the outside of it. It is attached to the backing plate inside the brake drum with a series of springs and levers and rests against the wheel cylinder.

What is the Purpose?

The purpose of a brake shoe is to produce the friction needed to slow down and stop a car. It has a curved steel finish on one side and an abrasive lining material. They are a much cheaper option than brake pads (ours are the cheapest available) abut use a general material so we advise you to replace your brake shoes in multiple sets to ensure even wear.

A worn or damaged brake shoe is a safety risk to yourself and other road users. We recommend a replacement every 50,000 miles. We stock high-quality brakes shoes which are Warrior branded but compatible with Knott, Alko, and BPW.

Why Should I Change My Brake Shoes?

One way a brake shoe can be affected is through heat generation which effects braking performance. If the brakes are subjected to a long period of harsh breaking the heat generated can cause them to expand meaning the brake shoes have to be pressed further outwards to stop the vehicle.

Brake shoes can also be susceptible to water as if water gets into the brakes it can become compressed between the brake shoes and the inside of the brake drum. This also affects the length of time it takes for the vehicle to stop.

To avoid this, we recommend regularly changing your brake shoes every 50,000 miles. Our affordable and reliable brake shoes and a perfect option as you will receive two sets of brake shoes and c/w springs for a very competitive price.

Click here to view our brake shoe options.

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5 Products You Might Not Need but Will Definitely Want to Buy When You See the Price Tag.

7 Pin Connection Lead, 60mm Retractable Jockey Wheel with Bracket, Carpet Protector Film, Complete Vehicle Recovery Ratchet Strap Set and Bag, 4' Trailer Lighting Board with 6m Cable.
7 Pin Connection Lead, 60mm Retractable Jockey Wheel with Bracket, Carpet Protector Film, Complete Vehicle Recovery Ratchet Strap Set and Bag, 4′ Trailer Lighting Board with 6m Cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put your hand up if you’re addicted to online shopping. If you didn’t put your hand up, then you’re either lying or in denial. I prefer to shop online, it is easier and a lot quicker. In the past, if you wanted to buy a new TV you would have gone to two or three different shops to compare different brands and prices. Then based on this information you would make your decision.

Today, however, this rarely happens. Major retailers have now opened up online stores which have expanded to selling the universe of ‘everything’. You can find almost anything online. Especially within an online store such as Amazon. We now joyfully open up our computers, get online and do all the comparison shopping we want – or do we?

After completing some research, I found out that the prices within DSG Products are a lot cheaper than the prices you can see on eBay and other similar e-commerce sites. Not only are our products of high quality, but we provide our DSG fans with cheap and reasonable prices. Here are five products which follow this principle. You might as well add them to your cart right now.

1 – 7 Pin Connection Lead

This high quality 7 pin coiled connection lead is used to connect the lights from a vehicle to a trailer with ease. Due to its spiral shape, you can easily use the product as you don’t have to roll the wire up or waste time removing tangles.

The product includes two connectors which are male/male and 2.5 m long. The coiled cable can be extended by up to 2m of normal operation. It also has a 7 pin plug which connects easily to your trailer socket. This means you will be well-equipped for most situations. At only £10.49, this product is perfectly suited to trailers, caravans, boat trailers, etc.

In case you were wondering, this product is the cheapest by £2 and has free shipping.

2 – 60mm Retractable Jockey Wheel with Bracket

We have yet another variation of Jockey Wheel for you. This 60mm retractable jockey wheel has been constructed for larger standard duty applications. The item comes with an integral mounting bracket and has a clear zinc plated finish to help resist rust and corrosion. The tyres are manufactured from a heavy duty rubber and the handle is made of steel.

This jockey wheel is a whole £17.10 cheaper on eBay and costs only £32.89.

3 – Carpet Protector Film

This is an excellent quality carpet protector that is 100 microns thick (almost twice as thick as standard 60-micron carpet protector!) I would recommend being careful when buying a thinner product as it will tear easily, and your money will be wasted.

This carpet protector is a high performance self-adhesive, temporary carpet protection which protects your carpet from a range of situations such as a party or when decorating your home. This ‘must have’ DIY product will save you expensive clean-up costs and/or carpet replacement.

The brand ProSolve is trusted by several top tradesmen, contractors and top retailers in the UK. This brand is used by some of the UK’s leading house builders, home service companies and interior fit-out companies.

Again, we are the cheapest by £18.45 as our product will only cost you £29.99 (yes, you read the price correctly!).

4 – Complete Vehicle Recovery Ratchet Strap Set and Bag

This is a Warrior branded complete vehicle recovery strap assembly which is designed for securing cars to cars transporters. Each strap comprises a two-part ratchet strap assembly with a link strap which operates as a choker to ensure that the vehicle is held securely without damaging the vehicle bodywork or wheels. The high-quality Warrior ratchet assembly makes it a quick and easy one-person job.

We are £10.05 cheaper on eBay, so you can buy now at our incredible price of £39.95!

5 – 4′ Trailer Lighting Board with 6m Cable

These 4′ Trailer Lighting Board C/W Reversing Light With 6M Cable is ideal for use towing or touring they can be used as a permanent fixture but are easy to attach and detach due to the two formed mounting holes.

The holes are 12mm in size and 705mm apart. Can be used for any type of vehicle including trailers horse boxes, tractors, boats, jet skis, trailers, caravans, bike racks and more.

It is a legal requirement to have a visible Trailer Board. Each light cluster has a rear side light/brake light, number plate light and an indicator light. The board comes complete with a 6m long cable (approx 20ft) with the standard 7 pin plug.

Once again, we are £3.29 cheaper with free shipping.

Click to view our eBay store.

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#DSGCompetition

One aspect of DSG Products which makes us stand out from our competitors is our commitment to our customers. To celebrate our success so far in 2018 we have decided to bring back our #DSGCompetition and introduce a new prize.

Our DSG fans who have supported us from the beginning are aware we have regular competitions to thank our DSG fans for all their support loyalty when choosing who to buy construction/ DIY products with us. Our usual prize is a toolbox full of tools and our followers simply must follow and engage with us on social media. Our last prize was a toolbox and tools worth over £45! In specific, we had a 16″ plastic toolbox, self-retracting knife, 6″ combination pliers, 8pc metric hexagon key set, 8″ adjustable wrench, 9″ magnetic spirit level, 8oz stubby claw hammer, 12pc bit set, bradawl and a 4pc screwdriver set. Most of these tools are a must-have for your toolbox so the competition gives us an excuse to prepare you for any DIY job which may arise.

You can see our previous #DSGCompetition winner here.

For our current #DSGCompetition, we are giving you the chance to win a super lightweight 4.8V Cordless Screwdriver worth £25! All you have to do is sign up here, follow, share, like, and comment underneath the image shown below. There are bonus entries to be won by completing these steps across all our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

The Prize

  • Comes with its own handy holster
  • Really comfortable to use
  • Equipped with 4 assorted screwdriver bits
  • It has also been manufactured to be lightweight
  • Speed: 2000 rpm
  • RoHS compliant (2002/95/EC)
  • 5-7 hours on one charge
  • 4.8v battery

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Why You Should Buy Our Warrior Branded Universal Trailer Tester

 

A high-quality trailer tester is an important tool which should be bought alongside a trailer. Our Warrior branded universal trailer lighting tester is designed and manufactured for both leisure and industrial users to enable the speedy testing of caravan and towable equipment lighting. With this tool, you do not need to couple up to a vehicle which makes the system especially useful for fleet users.

This tester is the ultimate trailer tester for tow bar electrics including all the road light circuits and supplementary power feeds. The tester can also be used to independently power and check trailer or caravan lighting.

Testing all tow bar road light functions is the necessary standard procedure during the annual MOT, but more importantly, the lights should be tested immediately after installing a tow bar wiring system.

Details about our listing:

  • The kit includes a universal plug adaptor, 12v auxiliary lead with croc clips and 12v AC/DC adaptor.
  • It is designed for both leisure and industrial users to enable the speedy testing of trailer towing lighting without the need to hitch up to the vehicle.
  • The universal trailer tester is designed and manufactured out of durable shock resistant ABS.
  • The body incorporates a carry handle.
  • 13 Pin mounted socket for testing the new style 13 pin Euro plugs now fitted on many new trailers.
  • Universal plug adaptor included for testing the traditional 7 pin plug type 12N.
  • Rocker switches on the front of the body for testing the individual functions, stop, tail, indicators LH & RH, fog and reverse lamps.
  • Includes a rechargeable battery to enable the portable tester to be used anywhere without any trailing wires.

As if you needed another reason to buy our universal trailer tester, here is some feedback from eBay buyers who have recently bought this product.

One buyer commented on the fact that we offer ‘lightning quick delivery’ and described our trailer tester as a ‘great item’. Another buyer left us positive feedback mentioning that the item had ‘done the job thanks’.

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Looking for a WD40 Alternative?

Are you looking for a brilliant penetrating oil that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase? You’ve come to the right place! If you’re one of our DSG Fans, you will know that we specialise in providing our customers with high-quality products at low prices.

You can mess around with water and olive oil to make your own WD40 type solution or use vegetable oil and acetone. However, there is no guarantee that this simple solution will be tough enough to act as an effective solution. With our great price, you might as well use a product you know will work.

Similarly, to its more expensive counterpart and penetrating oil, our maintenance spray loosens rust, frees nuts and bolts that are stuck, lubricates and displaces moisture, AND, by spraying it on metal items, protects them from future rust problems. Our solution lubricates just about anything and is brilliant at loosening rusted joints or fixings whilst providing lasting protection from corrosion.

These are large 500ml cans while the standard WD40 is only a 200ml solution.

Applications

At its core, this is a multi-purpose product which displaces water leaving an electrically non-conductive barrier. It also:

  • Penetrates rust, loosening rusted parts – you simply spray and leave for a few minutes.
  • Penetrates corrosive components (by capillary action) – again loosening them
  • Protects metal against rust and corrosion
  • Cleans away grease and grime quickly and effectively
  • Leaves a protective film of lubricant
  • No-clog straw is needed. You just use the spray nozzle to produce a precision stream.
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5 Brilliant Father’s Day Gifts for A Construction-Loving Dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day is right around the corner – Sunday 17th of June to be precise. Maybe you know exactly what you’re getting your Dad, it’s already wrapped and successfully hidden in your house. However, for those who leave everything to the last minute (me every single time) this blog post is perfect for you.
Here is a list of construction goodies which are guaranteed to make you your Dad’s favourite.

1 – The Ultimate Screwdriver Set

It’s likely that your construction-loving dad’s trusty tools haven’t aged gracefully, and they are starting to show their age. What better way to show him how much you care by buying him a Screwdriver Set with a Carry Case. With 12 screwdrivers differing in size and shape, there is not a DIY task Dad cannot complete.
Buy here.

2 – Cordless but Not Any Less

Most people think big and expensive is better when it comes to hand tools. However, our DSG Fans know our products are high quality AND inexpensive – you don’t always have to pay more for a better quality.

Our Cordless screwdriver is lightweight with a 4.8v battery, 200rpm (revolutions per minute), and comes equipped with 4 assorted screwdriver bits. In other words, it is perfect for a construction-loving dad.
Buy here.

3 – Main(ten out of ten)ance Spray

Described as a ‘brilliant penetrating oil’ and a ‘good alternative to WD40’, this maintenance spray can be used to loosen rust, free stuck nuts and bolts, lubricate and displace moisture, protect metal items form future rust problems, and so many more. This multifunctional product is a cleaning essential for construction and DIY lovers, and Dad will definitely thank you for it.
Buy it here.

4 – Ignore This Deal And You’ll Only Have Your Shelf To Blame

Give Dad a place to store all his new tools and avoid the garage becoming a complete mess. These premium shelving units are suitable for garage shelving or office shelving. The boltless construction system means it is simple to put up while the strong frame and reinforced shelving system mean that each shelf will take 275kg of weight. The best part is it’s currently on sale on our website.
Buy here.

5 – These LED Twin Beacon Light Bars Are De(light)ful

Why limit yourself to one gift for Dad? These powerful 2 x 60 LED modules with twin, round, secure magnetic attachments perfectly fit a vehicle. An added bonus is the fact that they are magnetic which means no holes need to be drilled in the vehicle roof. You can give your Dad a brilliant and unique gift he will never forget and spare his car roof.

Buy here.

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Do you need a new Jockey Wheel?

 

Are you in need of a new jockey wheel and are unsure of what you need or the measurements you need? As well as exactly identifying your problem, I will tell you our top tips and key signs to look out for.

One key indicator is the fact that jockey wheels can get damaged easily so if yours is damaged and has been worn out, it is in your best interest to get it replaced as soon as possible.

You might be able to get away with just knowing the diameter of the shaft part of the jockey wheel as this usually just clamps onto the existing clamp on the frame of the caravan or trailer.

However, we recommend getting the whole lot replaced, including the winding handle and the wheel section. If your jockey wheel has taken a knock, then it’s worth remembering that something has taken the impact of the knock. Therefore, to ensure your caravan or trailer is secured safely you should get it all replaced.

Our second top tip is looking for a pneumatic wheel which will absorb a lot more of shocks or knocks more than a solid tyre would. This means there is less damage to the overall wheel.

We supply a good range of jockey wheels and spares on this website and we are proud to say that they beat most online and local prices.

Our 34 mm standard duty jockey wheel is one of our DSG fan favourites. The smooth jockey wheel design is perfect for small trailers, caravans, and trailer tents, and is constructed for standard duty applications. It has a cast steel handle, solid rubber tyre, and clear zinc plated finish to help resist rust and corrosion.

Buy here.

 

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4 Summer DIY Project Inspiration for Your Back Garden

Are you feeling inspired by the sporadic warm weather in the UK? Have you always wanted a swing or patio, but the project seems too difficult to complete? You’ve come to the right place! I am going to show you four unique potential projects which will turn your back garden from a dull and dreary patch of land to a beautiful haven you can enjoy all year round.

1 – Raised Garden Bed

 

 

 

 

 

An enjoyable and practical summer DIY project could be to build a raised garden bad which are easier to use than a flat garden bed and easy to personalise. To build a basic raised bed, you will need equipment such as several wooden posts, PVC pipes, screws, and power tools. The cost of this project depends on how detailed you would like your garden bed to be however we estimate $150 for a basic raised garden bed.

2 – Garden Swing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A garden swing could be the perfect addition to a back garden. The best part is it will simply require wood and rope to make a rustic swing as shown in the image above. We think this DIY project is worth the effort and money when the result will give you a chic homemade swing in your back garden.

3 – Patio Floor

 

 

 

 

 

A more challenging project which you can get the whole family to participate in is laying a patio. For this summer DIY project, you will need to move around heavy materials and be on your knees to set the stones or bricks. The cost of this project is dependant on the size of the patio and the materials used. Although laying a patio can cost you a substantial amount of is a labour intensive project, I think you will be satisfied with the result.

4 – Birdhouse

 

 

 

 

To end this blog post I chose a simple and inexpensive project which is perfect for your back garden. You can make a birdhouse with any materials you can find lying around such as branches, cans, and even old fence planks. This project is perfect for bringing some wildlife into your back garden.

 

 

 

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Why You Should Maintain Your Warehouse Floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warehouses play a large role in the construction industry and more focus should be placed on how they operate. There are obvious dangers in a warehouse but one important risk which not many consider can be found on warehouse floors.

Busy, Busy, Busy

One reason why warehouses can be dangerous is that they can become filled with forklift trucks, heavy pallets, and lots of people. With the hectic environment, it is important for the conditions to be safe and free from hazards such as wires, spillages, etc.

Accidents

The condition of a warehouse floor is vital to ensuring the safety of workers. The cost of injuries among a workforce can have implications on a business. The last thing a business owner wants is for most of their workforce to be off work with broken limbs for example. Safety is very important, and a business should treat it as such.

Stock Cost

As well as a workforce cost, there is also a cost of profits if safety isn’t made a priority within a business. Warehouses can be filled with heavy, product-filled parcels and pallets, one slip or trip on a dangerous surface can cost a business a significant amount of money all in one go.

Here are some of our small tips and tricks to help you maintain your warehouse.

  • An organised cleaning schedule
  • A safety policy for employees to know how to report and deal with hazards
  • Staff training
  • Anti-slip coating on the warehouse floor

Small steps such as these can reduce the risks of accidents in the warehouse and the potential costs of workers and stock.

 

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Three Quick Tips To Mastering Maintaining Heavy Duty Equipment.

Heavy Duty Equipment
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be costly to repeatedly buy and replace heavy duty equipment, especially if you’re a company which depends on such machines. It Is important to take suitable care of these machines to avoid high costs for repairs. These costs can be higher than the initial buying price and even affect the return on investment.

Here are three tips to prolong the lifespan of your heavy-duty equipment.

1 – Clean Your Equipment

Dust, dirt, mud and even stones can stick to parts of the machine when they are in use.  To ensure your equipment can be used again you should wash and clean them after use. This will increase its durability.

One way to make cleaning that bit easier is to come up with a schedule and ensure the equipment is cleaned frequently. This will make the task easier as the machines won’t be as dirty after each use.

2 – Invest in Secure Storage

Leaving your equipment out in the sun or rain can be dangerous for them as the parts can overheat if exposed to too much sun. They could also rust if exposed to excess water. To avoid this and keep your machinery safe, store them in a clean, dry environment and cover them to keep them clean from dust.

3 – Read the User Manual

It is important to read the user manual which comes with all types of equipment as it contains important information about how to use the machine and repair it. There is also important information about the weight capacity of the machine and the maximum amount of luggage it can accommodate.

Reading up on these types of important information will enable you to understand your equipment’s limit and ultimately prolong its lifespan.