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How do Tilt Trailers do with 2 Pieces of Equipment?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Just wondering if they will still tilt with another machine on the front. Obviously 2 pieces of equipment would not work at all with a split deck but a full tilt Im not really sure.

    Maybe better off just looking for a ramp one.
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    If you want a tilt deck you need to have a spit deck trailer you really shouldn't be hauling two machines on a tilt deck. You would be better off with a trailer with a dovetail and ramps.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,646

    Usually will not work unless the trailer is a hydraulic tilt type. If not, then front machine will be heavy enough, that trailer will not tilt on it's own to unload rear machine.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    thanx. But theres now way you could fit the 1st piece of equip on the split part right? stationary is usually just 4 feet.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    What are you plan on hauling on the trailer ?
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Theres a good chance at some point I might light to carry a mini X and skid steer. Obviously not very large machines in either case.
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Are you looking at a deck over tilt deck or one of those low slung between the wheels tilt deck ?

    If you are looking at a inbetween the wheels car trailer type trailer I would just stick with one of those.
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    one of what? Tilts? Im really just looking at equip trlrs. All types.

    Im not sure how significant a difference it is for deck over/between with non tilts. With a deck over you get a beaver tail so both have pretty nice load angles. I dont think I want a deck over tilt. They seem odd and I never see them.

    If tilt, then a low pro but Im not going to be stuck with only ever loading one thing on it. That would be crazy. Someone here must have one and know the tricks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    anyone know what the deal is with channel frame vs angle frame Cam trailers? Same class, same weight, low profile...
     
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    what size machines are you looking to haul together?
     

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