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Old 08-04-2008, 02:04 PM
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I got bored again.

Really bored, since Sunday morning I have been thinking about how I would best fit the skid steer and mini excavator on my trailer.
This was the trial test fit:





Next test will have the Cat with it's ass end up against the neck, and the blade of the excavator inside the bucket with the boom on the end of the trailer, then I don't need to jockey the end machine around to get the ramps to flip up and I can get more weight to the end of the trailer.
The truck suspension only went down an inch and the trailer suspension was only damn near bottomed out, Cat weighs 7600 lbs (full cab and bucket) and mini weighs 7200 (full cab and buckets) for a combined weight of 14,800 lbs.

I'm going to have to increase my insured GVW another 2000 kgs.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:09 PM
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Ron, what are you allowed to haul on that bad boy? I think that would be pushing the limit down here without a CDL. I can't remember if you said you had a CDL or not.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:27 PM
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the things tht happen when yur bored!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:02 PM
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Looks good ron, nothing beats going down the road with two machine trailing behind you. I always load my trailer with my s185 and 331 mini-excavator, you can see people pass you and turn their heads... thats right keep lookin!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
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Ron, what are you allowed to haul on that bad boy? I think that would be pushing the limit down here without a CDL. I can't remember if you said you had a CDL or not.

I'm Class 1 with full air and multi-trailer combo's, I passed my Road test in October of last year.
My truck and trailer Licensed CGVW is 11,500 KGS, so I'll get it up to 13,500 to be safe.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:20 PM
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doubt this will work......
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:26 PM
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Maybe this will work
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:27 PM
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sorry, i was trying to post a picture of my truck with the machines loaded on on the trailer.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:48 PM
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Ron, who manufactures your gooseneck trailer?
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:11 PM
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you could put a platform up on the neck and set the bucket of the cat up there and then put the mini on the back of the trailer to save some space
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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