Hauling Inoperable Equipment and needing a winch?

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    i am seeing alot of loads on the boards for inoperable equipment needing to be hauled.. the brokers say that i need to have a winch... now my observation is this would seem to be a complete pain in the ### type of load to haul.. then comes the question of how big of a winch are you gonna need and how in the hell do you load this equipment having to detach the neck on your trailer? if the winch is on your trailer how do you power it if the neck is detached? if its on the truck how do you load it on the trailer? so many questions about these type of loads. and if they are even worth the time and heartache that i can only imagine is involved. they seem to dissapear off the boards so somebody is hauling them. does any of you guys actually haul this stuff?
     
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  3. nikmirbre

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    I’ve hauled em before, I’d rather have a wrecker load them. I don’t have a winch nor would invest in one
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    who pays for the wrecker? does broker reimburse you ? or they pay for it?
     
  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    They've always set up and paid for wrecker.
     
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Plus what kind of damage is sliding it across the deck going to cause. I mean if it has wheels ok, but if not.....
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    that is good point as well. most loads that ive seen the truck/equipment is all there just doesnt run.
     
  8. kranky1

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    I’m another one opts for a wrecker now that I don’t have a winch-tractor anymore. The brokers are a question mark for me, I don’t get my loads from brokers. I’ve always just added the wrecker bill, with a copy of it, on my invoice as a bill through without marking it up. I’ve never had any fights over it, but it’s something I bring up when I get that sort of call, not something they get blindsided with on the invoice. I bet that would be a different conversation with a freight pimp though. Part of the pimps mile wide margin is the money in it to look after that kind of thing. They don’t like giving that up, they’ve got a cell phone bill and an interweb connection to cover you know.
     
  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Order a wrecker that has crane capabilities
     
  10. AModelCat

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    I'd say either a Landoll type trailer or else you'd need a truck with a 30 ton hydraulic winch and a scissor neck float. 1979loadkingfoldinggooseneckdropdeckflatbedtrailer-6.jpg
     
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Normally detach, then drive around the back and pull the equipment on with the winch, then go back around and winch the trailer up onto the 5th wheel.

    Probably way overkill for most moves though.
     
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