New trailer suppose to be here this wk. Very curios to see how this will work out for the 5075 an 12' Rhino shredder. It is expected of me to load, transport, unload, do the job, then do it all over again on a daily basis.....SOLO!. As most of you know, that size of Rhino is not set up on the 3-point hitch. Any short tongue can get away w/the blink of the eye. Unloading is the part that has me concerned.
Their "the company" first attempt was revamping a tandem trailer that was tongued to the Reese. It was my first wk. on the job, so I just set back and watched. It was very apparent to me right out of the gate, this set up would not work. Axle's set to far back on the trailer, putting all the wt. on the dually, nearly lifting the front end. My boss, backing down the outfit, had difficulty w/the shredder tracking straight.
They went ahead and ordered a specialty gooseneck and added air bags to the truck. A month in the works. I believe the new set-up will work if the tandem is set up correctly, I can't see unloading it will get any easier tho.
This being all new to me, is there anyway of locking the sway on the tongue in order of helping it track straight for the short distance? If so, please advise. No one from the company seems to know anything about that.
I'm pretty good at backing short tongues as I been doing it for 25 yrs. w/a bucket truck an chipper. Guess it's the trailer thing that bugs me most.