Tilt Trailers - Just noticed a drawback
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Tilt Trailers - Just noticed a drawback

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    10-31-2011 @ 03:39 PM
    Posts
    733
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Tilt Trailers - Just noticed a drawback

    The company who does the plowing near where I work just dropped off a Skid Steer to do some cleanup....I noticed a drawback I never thought of...
    When they dropped it off the deck was frozen solid, it wouldnt tilt...so they chipped away at some of the ice, backed up the SS and started bouncing the bucket...eventually she popped and tilted back...got the SS off, and then they couldnt get it to seat enough to lock the transport latches...threw a chain around it and took off...

    Figured I'd mention it to anybody who may do wintertime towing..I know I NEVER thought about that aspect...

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    06-05-2014 @ 03:22 PM
    Location
    Bay City, Michigan
    Posts
    3,571
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 333 Times in 213 Posts
    When I looked at the PJ T6, it was outside and covered in about 6" of snow. It had not been run down the road, but the sun had melted some into ice. I was able to brake it free to tilt by jumping on the back a few times. Before we put it back, we cleaned out the area where it clamped down.

    I can see that once it started to get packed in between the decks and froze, it could be a pain. The worse part would be if he had a car/truck he needed to get on the trailer and nothing on it to help tilt it....

    They are very, very nice trailers, but the added weight and cost make them hard for the guy who tows once and a while to justify the cost.



    Brian

  4. Top | #3
    Captain Hook Kennyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:06 PM
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Posts
    16,598
    Thanks
    5,155
    Thanked 4,141 Times in 2,583 Posts
    I never considered that-definitely something to think about!
    Kenny

    -John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab TLB
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks and Modular Grapple, I-Match, Ballast Box, and lots of other STUFF.
    -John Deere 455 w/60" MMM


    Bolt on Grab Hooks and other cool stuff are now for sale!!

    Visit our YouTube Channel

    My Equipment:
    John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab, 300cx FEL, 366 Front Blade, 59" Front Snowblower, Ballast Box
    Artillian 3K Forks, Grapple, Front-Hoe Bucket
    John Deere 455, 60" MMM

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. broken steering wheel tilt 4310
    By 4310jd in forum Large Frame Compact Utility Tractors (LCUT)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-09-2017, 05:41 PM
  2. Can Haul New Federal requrements for trailers (?)
    By Uncle Wayne in forum Hauling Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-30-2012, 08:26 PM
  3. Media Library - PJ 20' Gravity Tilt
    By Brian in forum Media Library
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 05:28 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 05:25 PM
  5. Cheap top and tilt on craigslist
    By Brian in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-08-2010, 09:40 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •