How are crates full of new Harley-Davidsons typically unloaded?

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  1. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    Most Harley motorcycle dealers don't have an elevated dock.Them new bikes can be up to 800 pounds per crate. Is there some kind of conveyor belt on the deck of the trailer where the forklift on the ground can just pick the new bike crates off the tail end? Can forklifts be driven up a ramp into the back of the truck?


    But hold your horses, I just found this yootoob demo: it seems they are no longer packed in wooden crates. It looks like some special forklift-able steel pallet the bike is mounted on and the pallet slides in some special track on the floor of the trailer. I guess they can just easily be pushed along the trailer deck for unloading.



    This trailer looks like they can be stacked double high and slid at two levels.

    Here is a short clip of a virtual model Harley dealership with trucking action.
     
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  2. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Hand truck or electric pallet jack to rear of trailer .... then fork lift from there.

    More dealerships are getting docks everyday...:-/
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    The same way they unload anything where there isn't a dock.
     
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  4. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    Backing up fast and slamming in the brakes.
     
  5. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    I thought they rolled out red carpet conveyor belts for Harley's??
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I bought an old used Honda and put Harley logo on it.
     
  7. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Harley uses all kinds of Japanese parts to make a bike, so why not?
     
  8. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    The system used in the above video is called Joloda iirc.
    Normally used to unload paper rolls .
     
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  9. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Case in point of the recycled rice patty rockets.
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    When the customer says , "you're appointment was actually 2 hours ago ,ur going to have to wait until we can get to you"
     
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