Loading a reefer on a lowboy

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  1. Ikold

    Ikold Bobtail Member

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    Recently purchased a reefer and a lowboy at auction. They are both near one another. Would it possible to load the reefer on the lowboy or would I be to tall going down the road. Need to get from GA to CO.
     
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  3. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    reefer by itself is 13'4 - 13'6 depending on 5th wheel height. Add 18" for the trailer you're loading it on....
     
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  4. Diesel Junkie

    Diesel Junkie Bobtail Member

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    Almost all reefers are right at legal height, so I would say no.
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't try it, seems like a good way to lose a trailer roof. You'd end up at nearly 16 foot tall, not to mention getting a 53 foot reefer in the well of a lowboy could be interesting.
     
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  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Power only haulers will move it for cheap........
     
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    He could haul it.

    But permits and escorts amd routing won't be cheap.
     
  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Take the wheels off.


    The reefer, not the lowboy... in case there is any confusion.

    Or maybe just let the air out, block it, yadda, yadda, yadda...

    Assuming the lowboy is big enough to handle the reefer, otherwise find a power-only tractor as suggested, find a one-way load, etc.

    Might have to remove the landing gear too. If there's a will, there's a way. Just whichever makes the most sense.
     
  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Just flop it over on its side:D
     
  10. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    So have SWIFT load it?
     
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  11. nikmirbre

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    Most lowboys with an 18inch deck height would probably be 15ft high loaded. It depends on where the from and to locations are. Ga and Tn and SC no problems permitting that high. But I’m sure it’d be cheaper having power only companies haul them.....
     
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