Load levelers for dummies (me)

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Kyle G., Aug 20, 2022.

  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    I thought the same thing. Id be total chicken #### to drive off the top deck . i took that screenshot from dooners video. Heres the video if u wanna watch him do it. :biggrin_25523: skip to about 5:30 minute mark

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  3. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Moose Jaw SK CAN
    the load levelers I have used locate in a stake pocket and need to be chained down to prevent collapse.
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  4. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    The City.

    If you are gonna put a moffett on a step, better off with a top mount bracket. Its a sliding cage you put the forks into, mounted on an I beam frame. You insert the forks into the cage at full outward extension, put the forks down until you clear the deck, retract the fork carriage, when the front tires of the lift are onto the deck, lock the diff and drive forward to where the cage max’s its forward movement. 2 chains pulling the unit forward and voila.
  5. cgilliland

    cgilliland Medium Load Member

    Mar 13, 2017
    i have the leveler ramp combo set never used the levelers, use the ramps constantly
    i need to get the right lumber for the clips on top of the levelers to finish out to correct height; they sent the clips but i never got the lumber
  6. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    A couple years ago Discount sold the kits or parts and used to mount them on your trailer. Not sure if they still do.
  7. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

    Sep 12, 2017
  8. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    Now you're really getting the gears turning. I will look into that as well. Thanks man!
  9. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Those are magic. Had one like that on one of my trains for a while. It parked the forklift across the front of the back trailer. Made it a bit of a headache to load around it there, hard to get the tridem up to weight. If that comes up again I think I’m putting the rack in the middle of the back trailer. Should be easier to load then. Probably the biggest thing with those mounts is you’re not beating the forklift to pieces with it hung off the back of an empty trailer. A few miles out over a potholed gravel road empty can be an agony. I’ve used both, and I think I’d even give up the deck space on a hiboy or up on the high deck of a step and carry the lift up there. I used one for natural building stone and manufactured stone products so I didn’t need all of the deck to get weight.
  10. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    I have never seen ramps on the front of a trailer before. Thats a great idea. And I can see how useful it could be.
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