How do RGN trailers work?

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by Midwest Trucker, Mar 18, 2022.

  1. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

    Aug 9, 2009

    some times you learn the easy way and sometimes it hurts but you never forget

    had a wrecker loading a dead machine on my big trailer a few years ago - he got the machine in a bind and bent a 15t shackle - almost impossible to get off.
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  3. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Light Load Member

    May 5, 2019
    San Diego
    i don’t work that cheap though a load board but as a sub hauler for other trucking companies i have been hauling for for years or a regular customer it’s by the hour i’m covered when the machine is not ready to go or won’t start or they can’t find it because some bone head hauled the wrong machine to a job site.
    i don’t know if it works like this in other areas but we work for our competition and the competition works for us on a regular basis without steeling the customer the haulers that can’t work like that loose out on lots of work and help in the for of backhauls and the overflow the big guys can’t handle
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  4. Phoenix Heavy Haul

    Phoenix Heavy Haul Medium Load Member

    Feb 8, 2022
    Raleigh NC
    So here’s the deal. Hook up hydraulics, move some levers, unhook some lines …load your stuff, rehook lines, move levers and your done.
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  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Couple questions…

    How does this work where there are slots for chains instead of hooks?


    Second… What type of weights or trailer would require you to have three rear axles on your truck? Will a standard tandem axle handle pretty much anything you could do with a 35 ton or even 50 ton RGN?

    Lastly.. Do all Landoll trailers with the hydraulics require wet kits for the most part? I hadn’t saw any yet with pony motors like the RGN’s.

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  6. MAMservices

    MAMservices Light Load Member

    Aug 9, 2021
    Kaufman is low end in RGN. We use one and have found many structural problems and very bad welding quality.
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  7. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Moose Jaw SK CAN
    For flat and tandem step a good start is
    4 1.5t 3/8chain (3k wwl)good for man lifts, small tractors, etc
    4 2t 1/2chain (4k wwl) good for man lifts, small tractors, etc
    4 4.5t/ 3/4chain (9.5k wwl) good for smaller excavators construction equipment and more

    add more as you seem to need them.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2022
  8. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Light Load Member

    May 5, 2019
    San Diego
    F37A234A-C196-42AD-B222-B0E486953BA3.jpeg this is some of my stuff
    red hooks are 3’ one with one hook
    purple hooks are 6’ with one hook
    green hooks are 3’ with 2 hooks
    yellow hooks are 10’ with 2 hooks
    and i have added slip hooks to 2 binders makes it easy to tie down in a smaller footprint and can go right to D ring or machine 2 less chains to move
  9. truckdad

    truckdad Road Train Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    Penn Valley, CA
    We think alike. I color coded my chains too.
  10. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Yes, you can attach with just a chain in the holes along the side of the trailer, and then have a hook on the other end to attach to the equipment. The small slots at either end of those holes will catch a chain link similar to a grab hook.

    So, with a 35 ton trailer it has the capacity to haul 35 tons. Obviously this will put you way over legal on axles and you will be running on a permit. Many states sell an annual permit that allows up to a certain amount of weight per tandems, tridems, etc. Often it is much less expensive to have a three axle trailer than a two axle trailer to haul the same amount of weight due to less expensive permits.

    Essentially, from what I gather you would like to use the trailer for, I would think a two axle trailer would suffice, but it might be worth learning the permit costs if you intend to haul more than say a 200 class excavator (50,000 lbs. ish). The lighter the trailer, the more you can haul without a permit.

    I can give you an example of what Idaho does in regard to the annual permit and subsequent cost per mile of various loads if you like, but you can probably access your states permit system and get a feel for how it works - may be completely different than Idaho. Wyoming is quite different for example, but I can essentially permit most anything in Wyoming that I can in Idaho, I just have to get a clearance and by a single trip permit each time.

    I think it boils down to what your immediate needs are, and what you anticipate playing with in the future.
  11. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    When a Flatbed and a lowboy love each other very much...:D
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