Posted by heybusdriver on November 17, 2006 at 19:45:28 [URL] :
About rental or personal trailers, be careful of the ramps used when loading or unloading a tractor, even if it is to winched on .
I bought a tractor , rented a car hauler trailer, drove the tractor onto the trailer, but because I have no place to try my tractor, (I live on a city lot) I trailered my tractor to my brother's acreage to give it a try. When I got my tractor out to my brother's my tractor would now not start (flooded carb) . we pushed the tractor off the trailer , and tried to get it started by towing at a slow speed , after ten minutes would not go, so towed it back onto the trailer. Just as the right back tire got ot the top of the ramp, the ramp broke , luckily the tractor was still hooked to the chain towing me on to the trailer, had it not been the right wheel would have fell down causing the tractor to tip with me on it.
I went back to the place that I rented the trailer from and complained it may have caused me loose my life because of this broken weld on the ramp. They checked the other trailers they had and 2 more had cracked welds on the ramps.
So is what I am saying even if you are winching the tractor onto the trailer , MAKE SURE YOUR WELDS ON YOUR RAMP ARE NOT CRACKED OR BROKEN .
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