Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Marek Marek is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,285
Whats the UVW on the trailer?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-17-2014, 04:04 PM
bobcatexc's Avatar
bobcatexc bobcatexc is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: IL
Posts: 254
[QUOTE=whiffyspark;4938473]I see your in IL. You get snow? I'm just wondering how bad it would be trying to get a skid up the ramp when its wet. The diamond plate is only $150 more for the entire trailer
Posted via Mobile Device[/QUOTE

I've got diamond plate floors on my trailers. I don't mess with much snow removal, I do trailer my takeuchi to clean snow off my church parking lot, the only time I've had any problems loading was when we got a lot of ice before snow.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-17-2014, 04:07 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,627
i don't like the half-tilt trailers. Mine (old photo attached) tilts the whole deck. Another alternative is so called "beaver tail" photos. I sometimes load 2-3 tractors on mine and don't think i could with the half tilt as you're discussing here.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-17-2014, 04:07 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marek View Post
Whats the UVW on the trailer?
Only 3700 for a PJ

82 inches between fenders
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-17-2014, 04:57 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandonV View Post
i don't like the half-tilt trailers. Mine (old photo attached) tilts the whole deck. Another alternative is so called "beaver tail" photos. I sometimes load 2-3 tractors on mine and don't think i could with the half tilt as you're discussing here.
I don't need anything that big. Not looking to hual more than one. The front is 10ft stationary so I'm sure I could if needed.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-17-2014, 07:13 PM
stuvecorp's Avatar
stuvecorp stuvecorp is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: lake wissota, wi
Posts: 5,142
My new to me Towmaster has the 4' stationary deck and it is awesome.

I love to just back the machine on and chain down, I hate ramps.
__________________
Do or do not. There is no try. yoda
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-18-2014, 12:48 AM
Junior M's Avatar
Junior M Junior M is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13,106
Buckets slide around very easily on diamond plate deck trailers..

Plus when wood wears out/rots it's much Easier to take off and replace(even just one piece) than metal..
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:05 AM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junior M View Post
Buckets slide around very easily on diamond plate deck trailers..

Plus when wood wears out/rots it's much Easier to take off and replace(even just one piece) than metal..
Posted via Mobile Device
Thats a good thing and a bad thing. Easier to slide pallets if needed but obviously slippery at the same time

I wonder if diamond plate reduces the trailer weight too? Wood is heavy. Espically 24 feet of it
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:28 AM
swanny swanny is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: mt. airy maryland
Posts: 527
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiffyspark View Post
Thats a good thing and a bad thing. Easier to slide pallets if needed but obviously slippery at the same time

I wonder if diamond plate reduces the trailer weight too? Wood is heavy. Espically 24 feet of it
Posted via Mobile Device
3/16" steel diamond plate is between 7 and 8 lbs. sq ft.. 1/4" is between 10 and 11 lbs. sq. ft.. I'm guessing 1.5" thick treated southern yellow pine dried is 3 to 4 lbs. sq. foot. Oak a bit heavier, but not as heavy as the steel, I believe.

I just sold 3 sheets of 1/4"x4'x8' aluminum T6061 diamond plate sheets for $150 a piece. Figure 30% weight savings on aluminum, but you could mount a sheet at the tail end of the ramp on top of the wood decking to give you initial traction. You can find aluminum sheets every once in a while on craigslist for cheap.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:42 AM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,069
It says floors are 2 inch treated pine doesn't give a thickness for diamond plate.

Neither does pj
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Page generated in 0.06984 seconds with 7 queries