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So much for security

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by j fisher, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Safety chains on trailers are there to prevent you from losing your trailer in case of hitch failure, right? Here's what happened when I forgot to unhook one from my truck yesterday. Didn't even pull the trailer off the block. So much for that secure feeling. Suggest everyone check there chains to see how well they are attached to the trailer.

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  2. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    chains only as strong as the weakest-link. i know what you are talking about scary ha.
  3. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    well, when mine came uncoupled back in early August, the chains held at 25 mph and instead smacked the coupler into the back of my rear end cover, busting a ring gear. $300 in damage all because I was stupid enough to forget to couple the trailer, and if I had my spare tire in place, then it would have been protected.
  4. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 987

    Dang bro you just keep having problems lately. Sorry to hear abou that. I take it you have a welder right? If so you know what to do.......
  5. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Something else for me to worry about :) ... Never checked that b4 ...will now.
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I remember when I worked for an asphalt company, crew went out with a kettle full of hot crack filler. Went over some railroad tracks, kettle came off the tralier hitch and both chains broke. Luckly it was out on some country roads and by total luck it just rolled to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

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