How NOT to RGN across tracks.

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  2. bamanation

    bamanation Medium Load Member

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    Just an FYI. At every RR crossing that you come to. There is a blue tag “sign” on the pole on either side of the track. It will be an 800 number and track location number. Do not call 911 do not try to move off of the track. Go immediately to the crossing pole and call the number. They could easily stop all track movements and could save your equipment and insurance a lot of money. 911 will not call that number for you. It is your responsibility to call it in. Hope this helps if you’re ever stuck on a RR Track.
     
  3. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    I use to haul super oversized loads. We called everyone we crossed, before we crossed.
     
  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Didn't watch it all but instead of just burning rubber he should of inflated his bags some more. That just might of got it up enough to go
     
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    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Same thing i was thinking. Used to maje tons of service calls to the local factories because landing gear wouldn't come up.

    Yard dogs would jack em around annd often have em in a bind. Pull the leveling valve rod, raise till the shoes are off the ground. Crank up the legs a bit, and reattach.

    Same thing
     
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  7. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Makes me wonder. Valves on the trailers adjustable ride height adjusters on the trucks my guys would have been off there in a flash. Looking at that crossing I might have had it all aired up before I attacked it. A lot of the crossings we deal with are rural, or worse, on industrial roads. Either way they tend to just ramp the road up one side of the berm and down the other. Adjustable link rods on the trucks have cured a lot of headaches.
     
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  8. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    I am suprised that more lowboy type trailers are not equipped with an over-inflate system to raise the suspension a few inches at the push of a button. We have had them in the car haul world for a long time, raises both tractor and trailer by up to 6 inches.

    Really simple system to install, so important that they are pretty much standard equipment in today's car haulers. Flip the switch before crossing any questionable grade level obstrutions and avoid the problem all together.
     
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    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Some newer trailers are built with multi position ride height adjusters. All my older trailers and the trucks have been modified to adjust height. Pretty handy if you need to duck under something or clear a high curb.
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I sae that video when it was posted since i follow that channel. Thank god for the camera man had the brains to call the railroad phone number.. Luckily the loco engineer shut er down in time....
     
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