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Tying down skidsteer in dump trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Tomt, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Today I picked up my new dump trailer to replace the equipment trailer I hauled the skid-steer on.
    My question is do most of you that use dumps to haul skid-steers tie them down?
    My trailer is a Big Tex 12LX, there are no tie downs in the bed. I will probably be adding them.
    On the equipment trailer I secured it with DOT chain and binders.:confused:
  2. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    mine has 4 tie down point in the floor of the trailer.. Its a 7X14 trailer and the machine barely fits in it.
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    lets see........if i was towing, hit someone that pulled out in front of me........the last thing i want to do is explain to insurance why a skid steer is on top of my truck

    yes tie it..........cover the "what ifs"
  4. bugthug

    bugthug LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 57

    I think you answered your question to what you did before chain 4 points
  5. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    The L&L dump trailer we have at work has 4 d-rings welded to the floor. If yours doesnt that would be the first thing I would do, weld one in each corner. I don't think DOT would really care if you had anywhere to tie down to or not if it wasn't tied in and you got stopped, not to mention the the insurance issue mentioned above.
  6. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    why not just strap around the sides to under the frame?

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