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be careful unloading when it is wet

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by lgammon, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. MKTEF

    MKTEF Senior Member

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    Hey Nick.

    Looks like a 2,5m wide trailer.
    When u have a 210 or bigger machine u normaly have the chaincenter just on the edge of the trailer.
    And when the timber dekking stops some cm in on the trailer, the chain twists on the exc. Then u already have growser pads angled down and out to the side.
    This is a bad combination, you have to bee very very carefully when u move the exc. To say it politicaly.;) ;)

    And i see he has used the extension timber only on front, where he had the exc under transport.
    When u come to the tipping point at the back, you very quickly get in trouble.
    Growsers leaned out and down, nearly zero contact area, well, it looks like thats the point he got problems.

    I learn my guy,s to put timber on the whole way, also down to the ramps.
    And our timber extension is so thick, that the hight matches the timber on the dekking.(On our 3 axled machine trailers,Kelberg)
    On our big trailers we use the trackguiders.
    Is a picture of them here:
    https://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=2887&page=3
    These trackguiders may be a good security improvement for you trucker guy's.:)
     
  2. Nick Drew

    Nick Drew Resigned

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    Hi MKTEF,

    As we have come to expect from you, a very informative and interesting reply :notworthy

    Thank you :drinkup

    Nick
     
  3. fhdesign

    fhdesign Well-Known Member

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  4. MKTEF

    MKTEF Senior Member

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    Hey fhdesign.
    We have a number of holes in the trailer. i belewe 6 pairs.(never counted)
    Under the guider there is only 2 pins, and they are asymetric plased.
    So u get a half movement when u turn the guide 180 degrees.
    The plate down to the trailer keeps it in place when u drive over it.
    I'll se if i can find som pictures.
     
  5. dozerdewees

    dozerdewees Member

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    sliding equipment off trailer

    I slid a 963 off the trailer and down a steep embankment,and we could not get it back up the hill until the next rain when all the ice and snow in the tracks melted.:Banghead