Loading a reefer on a lowboy

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ikold, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. rcelmo

    rcelmo Medium Load Member

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    Length will be an issue as well. Most lowboy trailers have a 29" well.....add 12" for
    the wheels.....41" to the rear bumper.

    The only real option would be a stretch lowboy.............
     
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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Like others said power only be the best way
     
  4. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Or take the wheels, tires and maybe the landing gear off the reefer? Wouldn’t be pretty but doable if not a little long? Reefer axles in the front of the well and the kingpin hanging off the back of the lowboy?

    probably cost 2x what a power only truck would cost to bring it to you?
     
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  5. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Wish I'd thought of that. ;)
     
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  6. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Use 3 forklifts, one on each side in the front, and one at the back, back under it until the landing gear touches the drop, and take the wheels off, or load one of them and it will pay the freight for the other.
     
  7. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Crap!!! Didn’t see your post I guess?
     
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  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    A power only would be cheaper than a pilot car. 2 power only rigs would be cheaper than you bouncing down to load and haul it back plus the permits and pilot cars.
     
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  9. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Two F-150 Pickups. Weld a bar across the bed to mount a fifth wheel. Two "Bubba'a" from GA will haul them for you for a case of beer each.
     
  10. Ikold

    Ikold Bobtail Member

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    Any good recommendations on power only folks?

    One trailer is just outside of Atlanta the other is at the Ritchie Bros lot in Orlando. Going to Denver area.
     
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  11. daf105paccar

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    @Studebaker Hawk
     
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