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I've still got them, and all you have to do is install to pins to put them back on, but the vast majority of stuff we haul will be loaded/unloaded with a crane. I'm not going to put them back on unless we need them. As it sets right now, I can load it on our lowboy and haul it to the job if needed, if I have the ramps on it, it will be overheight on the lowboy.Are the ramps getting reinstalled?
When I was out there taking those pictures, Dad was trying to get me to video it in a turn, but it was fixing to rain and I didn't get around to it. It takes some training to pull the thing. You figure out real quick that if you take a turn like a normal tractor/trailer you'll wind out running to back end of the trailer into the ditch on the far side.Now were going to need a video showing how the wheels turn while your driving down the road! Nice work on the trailer.
No plans for a M1070, that old Mack didn’t even know there was a load back there.M16ty I do have to give you some congrats you busted your butt getting this trailer into beautiful looking shape and I have been reading your posts since #1 great write up extremely informative and very interesting! The last HUGE congrats is getting to use it for exactly what it was built for, hauling OMG forsakes amounts of weight, do we see a 1070 HET in your future???
Great job and thanks for posting all your progress, it can be kind of a pain when you have so much work to do but trust it was highly appreciated!!!!
He's actually adjusting the level. When moving something that heavy and that tall, you really have to watch your trailer level, when traveling over uneven terrain. There is actually a framing level laying on the deck, and he is watching it and adjusting accordingly. For the military uses, they just get everything level before they head out, and put the trailer hyd into the "run" position. You can't really do that with most of the loads we haul. YouTube is littered with hyd platform trailers turned over, because the operator failed to keep a high center of gravity load level. Once you get to a certain point of out-of-level, you overload the axles on the low side of the trailer. At that point, about all you can do is sit back and watch, because it is coming over.Great pic!
The guys standing next to the trailer really provide scale and show just how big that thing is.
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