Highmount headaches

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Jml304, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jml304

    Jml304 Bobtail Member

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    The company I run for has only four high mount units. we all seem to have the same consistent gripe list. overhang and Bridge spread see pic) are the big ones and Frozen electric over hydraulic systems. Are these pretty standard problems industry-wide with high mount units? And what and are guys doing for Solutions
     

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  2. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    The only guys who don't fight length and weight are running cars and small suvs. It's a matter of physics, you can't have that shallow kingpin depth and long tail without the rear taking too much load. Frozen electric/hydraulic is a maintenance issue, not checking for / draining off water.
     
  3. Terry270

    Terry270 Road Train Member

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    Run the heaviest crap in the front, whenever possible nose on first and maybe try running transmission fluid instead of hydraulic oil
     
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    Trans fluid in a Cottrell 7??
     
  5. Jml304

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    I always run the heavy units on the nose and with engine forward... but I've been getting a TON of big body suv's and quad cab trucks.... in order to be under 14 ft I've got to back that first suv on top...
     
  6. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Turning the front one around won't kill you on trailer weight. It's so far away it had minimal effect
     
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