Drop deck trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by D Felix, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who makes the trailers that the deck drops down to ground level? What I'm talking about is similiar to the Lawn Rabbit trailers that were posted a week or two ago, but without the dumping options.

    I've tried a Google search, but all I'm coming up with are semi trailers.

    Thanks!


    Dan
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No one can give me a name? Just a name is all I need, I can find out the rest.....


    Dan
     
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    I'm not sure what you're asking, Dan.

    Do you mean the skid steer type that hydraulically tilts down for loading?
     
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No. Basically the whole bed drops horizontally and sits flat on the ground, then after the equipment, etc, is loaded, it is able to be raised back up for towing. There is no tilting involved.

    I've seen *one* like this, but I don't know who makes them.


    Dan
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    sorry, not sure who makes that.

    Matter of fact, I still don't have any idea what you're talking about :p
     
  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look for the "Lawn Rabbit" thread from a week or two ago. Follow the link. One of the trailers there drops down to the ground. That's what I'm talking about.

    If I could find the d*mn things, I'd give you a link so you could see what I was talking about.:) It's the same concept as a low-boy semi trailer, but you don't have to unhook anything to load/unload. And you don't need ramps either.


    Dan
     
  7. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    that's the first thing I thought of. I'll look around
     
  8. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    He's talking about a trailer where the spindles holding the wheels fold up lowering the deck to the ground. Home Depot has them for their scissor lift rentals.

    There used to be a company in north Texas that sold a sliding axle trailer that was pretty slick. It appears you set the brakes on the trailer and then pulled a pin, probably like a sliding axle assembly on big rigs. Then when you backed up the wheels stayed still and the bed slid off of them giving you a long slow ramp for loading and unloading.

    I'm sure the capacity of those kinds of trailers are limited due to their complexity. And the cost is substantially more for the same reason.
     
  9. lamarbur

    lamarbur LawnSite Member
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    Harv
    nice to see you joined here,, your welding experience I'm sure they will all enjoy.. Lot different forum than the others,, Now you know where I've been hiding lately
     
  10. Rotor-Man

    Rotor-Man LawnSite Member
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    They are made by JLG. Put JLG in Google and go to their website. Pretty slick and very expensive also, priced one out for my pipe puller on a 6 x 10, and it was about $5700! I'll keep what I have and use my ramps for that kind of money!
     

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