Moving a tipped over dump trailer

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by W923, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    I bought a quarter frame trailer that has been tipped over and is currently sitting upright. The auction company was originally going to load it for me…now that they have their money they won’t. I have the capability to pick it up and put it on a trailer but with 5+ dollar fuel moving it to the location isn’t cheap.
    Bottom line is how well does it go to hook onto something like this and pull it about 50 miles with plenty of backroads available. The arms are bent but not broken and the fifth wheel plate is ate about a 15 degree angle. Was thinking about hooking up to it sideways
    I am sure some one out there knows something about this please inform me
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Pictures may help for us visually.
     
  4. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    We bring tipped over frameless trailers to Dover OH from Kansas City KS often. I wouldn’t think 50 miles is outta the questions at all, especially if you have backroads you can stay on. Without seeing what you’re dealing with, our shop would throw straps over it to keep the walls “true”, make sure the tarp isn’t going to be flopping and flapping and causing attention. Brace your 5th wheel plate, ratchet strap your tailgate closed, throw any lose bows in the trailer and hammer on it.
     
  5. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Call the local tow company
     
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  6. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    That’s probably going to cost more than the trailer…and certainly more than a second trip to move the 950 in
     
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    W923 Medium Load Member

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    If I had some I would have shared but I didn’t think to take any because I had everything under control until I was told I was on my own
     
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    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Throw some straps or better yet , chains over it , to help keep the frame and body together , and hit the road .
    No different than a tow truck hauling it .
     
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  9. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    No worse than sending a 'sucked in' tanker out to the repair shop. Sometimes they would twist enough to remove the front axle tires -or- torch off the landing grear to get clearance but they always made it to the shop. Ain't nothing uglier than a shiny stainless steel wrapper looking like a crushed beer can...
     
  10. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    you might be surprised for what a non emergency tow goes for when they just want to keep a driver busy, IMO $5-600 to save a headache is worth it
     
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  11. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    Well it made it to my shop this morning.
    Pulled it down the road like nothing was wrong and disappeared on the backroads until the last 1/4 mile if highway to the shop. It took some enginuity to get it connected and those arms are a lot stiffer than I expected I had to run one axle lock and power divider because the left drive tires were barely on the ground
    5F4E0DA0-1B3B-48B1-89F4-516C987426EE.jpeg 58601EAC-A20B-4FC3-B33E-735E41AB8056.jpeg thanks for the advice everyone
     

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