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33T



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Swamp Weasel wrote:
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Great photos and info, swamp. How do they load / unload those towable generators on the trailer? Forklift? Or back them on?


Also I noticed your comments on the dovetail. Have you considered air ride straight deck as it dumps the deck height 3 inches?

Looking forward to more, thanks for sharing.
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UPG



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Location: Hartford, Connecticut

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swamp W., when adding a second shipment to your trailer requires you to add extra mileage to the first shipment, would this cause much trouble for the original shipper/broker? If so, how would this be resolved?
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Swamp Weasel



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Location: Palmetto, FL

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

33T wrote:
Swamp Weasel wrote:
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[url=http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/2062248/0426161709.jpg][/img]



Great photos and info, swamp. How do they load / unload those towable generators on the trailer? Forklift? Or back them on?

Thanks..  Most everything is loaded via forklift or overhead crane.  I try to load towable's facing rearward so in the rare event there's no equipment to offload me it can be pulled off by a pickup truck.  I've had to do it a couple times & it's always a headache..



Also I noticed your comments on the dovetail. Have you considered air ride straight deck as it dumps the deck height 3 inches?

I have..  Have you noticed the price tag for one of them suckers!!??  Hindsight's 20/20..  Dream trailer, I would've spec'd low-pro straight deck, 15k air ride lift axle..  Probably be a $17k-$20k price tag to go along with it though..  For me that might be going in too deep money wise for hotshot work..

Looking forward to more, thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPG wrote:
Swamp W., when adding a second shipment to your trailer requires you to add extra mileage to the first shipment, would this cause much trouble for the original shipper/broker? If so, how would this be resolved?


When I look for additional LTL it usually originates from the same area as the first piece, or somewhere along the route.  Personally the way I operate, adding more freight will never impact the time frame of the original shipment, & the rate per mile must increase..  The original shipper/broker shouldn't care or really even know for that matter if their load rides a few extra miles.  As long as their freight arrives to its destination on time & no damage I think that's all they are concerned about..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swamp Weasel wrote:
33T wrote:
Swamp Weasel wrote:
[img]
[url=http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/2062248/0426161709.jpg][/img]



Great photos and info, swamp. How do they load / unload those towable generators on the trailer? Forklift? Or back them on?

Thanks..  Most everything is loaded via forklift or overhead crane.  I try to load towable's facing rearward so in the rare event there's no equipment to offload me it can be pulled off by a pickup truck.  I've had to do it a couple times & it's always a headache..



Also I noticed your comments on the dovetail. Have you considered air ride straight deck as it dumps the deck height 3 inches?

I have..  Have you noticed the price tag for one of them suckers!!??  Hindsight's 20/20..  Dream trailer, I would've spec'd low-pro straight deck, 15k air ride lift axle..  Probably be a $17k-$20k price tag to go along with it though..  For me that might be going in too deep money wise for hotshot work..

Looking forward to more, thanks for sharing.
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I got lucky and picked a used load max (2016) with that set up for 15k.

May I also ask, do you ever load those 3/4 ton trucks off a dock of any sort? I know a lot of the military loads have ramps or docks for the Humvees etc. Just wondering as to your ramps getting in the way of folding back up.

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