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Tilt Trailer Angle

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by jjchavez, May 1, 2019.

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Tilt Angle

  1. OK - don't fret

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  2. Too Steep

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  1. jjchavez

    jjchavez New Member

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    I'm having a local shop build me a custom tilt trailer for my Kubota U35 mini ex. I'm wondering if/when a tilt bed is too steep? Here is an image of the build so far. There is still a back plate that will go on the end which will lower the angle a bit but wondering what your thoughts are on the angle of the tilt. Is it OK? too steep? Thanks for your opinions...I'm sure there will be many and varied.
     

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  2. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

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    That looks like less of an angle than my deck over gooseneck loads at. Can you put a smart level on it and give us an angle or measure it and do some geometry?
     
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  3. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    I like it !

    That's pretty close to the same angle we use with an excavator .

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  4. jjchavez

    jjchavez New Member

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    Unfortunately I won't be able to put a smart level on it for a week or so...I'm traveling but I appreciate the inputs. Thanks! (Seems like when we were talking he was shooting for 15 degrees...I've seen others that advertise 9 degrees). Right now I'm loading it into a 14K dump and that is always fun.
     
  5. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

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    That angle looks pretty standard should do just fine

    Trade off with a tilt is to get less angle you have to move the axel away forward from the tail and it limits the load placement a lot
     
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  6. Jonas302

    Jonas302 Senior Member

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    Looks pretty reasonable
     
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