Anyone ever had a tilt like this?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by whiffyspark, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whats the UVW on the trailer?
     
  2. bobcatexc

    bobcatexc LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
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  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Only 3700 for a PJ

    82 inches between fenders
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
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  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    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..
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    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
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  9. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    It says floors are 2 inch treated pine doesn't give a thickness for diamond plate.

    Neither does pj
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