53' Slider vs 48' spread

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by MLC Adventures, May 7, 2021.

  1. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Light Load Member

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    Looking and found the slider trailer pretty close at a decent price. Opinions?
     
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  3. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    48’ spread is just better. You learn how to load it once and you’ll never have to worry about it again. You can put 6k more on the back, never have to worry about tail swing, and depending on your tractor 65’ length limit routes are fine. So what if you have to put a red flag on every now and then if you have overhang.
     
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  4. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    I like the 53 slide. But the length doesn’t cooperate in some places nicely I’ll admit

    And loading certain things gets tricky at times. Like 40` of lumber 47k. You have to pay attention to the loading. They will usually load from front back. Lol. Not a good idea
     
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  5. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Heavy Load Member

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    All loaders are the same, back to front , unless it's OL, then a couple feet overhang in the front, means a legal load, loaders think you are heavy on the trailer.
     
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