Trailering a JD4500

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zabmasonry, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    I need to move a friends JD 4500 about 40 miles.

    He's got a loader on it, and i don't think that he has weighted wheels. I'm going to rent a trailer to do it, but i need to know if i need a 3 ton trailer or a 5 ton trailer.

    Also I've transported excavators before, but never a tractor, what is the best way to tie down a tractor. I assume one chain over the FEL but then what?


  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    new DOT regs call for 4 point tie at each corner then you need to run a chain over the loader...make sure he doesn't have his back tires turned out or it won't fit onto a standard skid-loader trailer, you will need a deckover trailer if thats the case. Depending how far you are transporting it, and the likely hood of passing a DOT officer i would just run a chain through a clevis hook on the rear drawbar and then between the loader bucket and loader arms...if you are going a longer way or will be going on a highway you better do the 4 point tie down...also i would go with the 10K will make the trip easier

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