check it out - new equipment

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by rollin coal, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I was told by a few people resale on Great Dane, Utility, and Stoughton was always a given - they'd fetch top dollar. Never pulled any Stoughtons. Always liked Utility because the ones I pulled were always super light weight. But don't think they are made as well as a Dane. Look at these pics of my old Utility versus the Dane:

    The stainless edge just above the ICC bumper got bent downwards several months ago at a shipper. The bumper is not mounted under the lip like with a Dane so it's not as sturdy. The shipper had one of those plates they lifted into the trailer on an outdoor concrete loading ramp. The lips underneath the dock plate (to keep it from sliding back and forth when entering/exiting trailer during loading) landed on top of that stainless edge and when the forklift drove over down it bent.

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    Dane is much better design I don't think it will ever get bent out of shape.

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  3. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Years ago, all the pro's had Great Danes. Best wagon out there. Utility's and Stoughton's were ok, Dorsey's (remember those?) were ok, but seemed flimsy, Brown was a good wagon, but GD's were the best. Best of luck.
     
  4. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    [QUOTE="semi" retired;4417157]Way to go, RC.:thumbup: If it's any consolation, it will never look like this again. No grease fittings is simple, like ball joints, they want it to fail. Btw, are you cheating with those tandems slid all the way forward?:biggrin_25525:[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I am wussing out with the tandems up short. It's because of where I park my unit on the weekend. It's a tight spin around, unless I back off the street to park which can be busy at times, so it's best to have them always shortened up for the spin around. They actually aren't as short as they could be there's another hole or 2 I think. It's loaded that's where I set them.
     
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    wow thats nice price
     
  7. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Also not to forget thanks to Bill, Lauren, & Dan for the opportunity and risk we all took a few short years ago.
     
  8. ampm wayne

    ampm wayne Heavy Load Member

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    Nice looking trailer. Looks like a good investment.
     
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  9. spectacle13

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    Congratulations! Always good to see an o/o doing well! What year is that t6? Those are the first slanted stacks I've ever seen on one I like!
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    nice trailer

    look for a brass bolt type cap. probably on top. take that out and install zirks for your grease fittings.

    them slack adjusters suck to adjust when they quit working. when you get a chance, might want to change to a different style.
     
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  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Good stuff!
    Agreed on the GD quality - we have a lot of the 28 footers, good solid build.
    Now I just need to sell you my pressure washer to keep it clean . . . !
     
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