Double Drop Trailer (What can I haul)

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  1. OldRed98

    OldRed98 Light Load Member

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    I ended up winning an 08 Double Drop trailer from RItchie Brothers a couple of weeks ago. I picked it up for $6500. Kind of an instinct buy. Its in decent shape and so far it pulls really nice. I think these are commonly used to haul glass.

    Its a 44 foot trailer with a 21 foot well (Neck doesn't detach). The upper and rear decks are 11-12 feet. Its nice because I can get it up my street and park at my house. My 53' step deck is too long to fit. I want a trailer that I can park at my house. Hoping to stay local right now and make it home most nights.

    I need to invest some money in this trailer for tie downs. Maybe a rub rail and some stake pockets... trying to decide if I should keep it. I could also use my step deck ramps to load from the rear.

    I'm in Colorado. With all the construction I'm hoping I can haul heavy equipment... Backhoes, boom lifts, telehandlers, wheel loaders. Theres also some work for hay. and occasionally I can find some extra tall loads that pay well.

    Does anyone know what other items are hauled on a trailer like this? Do you think its a bad idea to try and make this trailer work? I know I'm limited with it being short and the double drops allow fewer loads than a standard step deck.
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Did the trailer come with ramps and levelers?

    Different subject...how do you put tire chains on that truck?
     
  4. OldRed98

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    No I already own some ramps. I just have to weld on the pin attachments to this trailer.

    LoL you can't run chains with those fenders.
     
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  5. Hurricane69

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    So....you've never sideloaded equipment???
     
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  6. OldRed98

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    No I haven’t. But I’ve seen it done with excavators.
     
  7. daf105paccar

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    You need to look under the floor to determine if you can sideload it.
     
  8. supersnackbar

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    If it were a former glass hauler, it would look like this, (minus the A-frame, but most glass doubles have raised frame rails off the deck that the A-frame mounts to)

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  9. OldRed98

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    This trailer doesn’t have many tie down points at all. Which makes me wonder what it was used for.

    here is a picture of the deck up close. I noticed some broken glass on the trailer and wondered if that’s what it was used for
     

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  10. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    That is kinda how glass trailer ratchet strap bottom securements look except the smaller bar hook locations on the frame are a little small. They may have had removable A-frames on there, but usually those are bolted down. It does look like there are chain pull-outs for chain binders along the edge.
     
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  11. daf105paccar

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    It had some sort off removeble structure fitted on a regular basis.
    4 u shaped pieces welded on the outside with a support under them.
     
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