transporting horse-drawn vehicles by truck

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  1. Moose Holland

    Moose Holland Bobtail Member

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    Why type of semitrailer and equipment works best for loading, unloading and hauling non-motorized vehicles? These include large carriages, stagecoaches, royal coaches, platform wagons and covered wagons. Stagecoaches can weigh up to 2,500 pounds. Some emergency roadside automobile transport trucks have a winch system and a tipping flat bed for pulling a disabled vehicle up or letting it roll off down to the ground. Is a system like this available in a class 8/9 semitrailer?
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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  4. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    A Landoll or a RGN.
     
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  5. Moose Holland

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    Could two horse-drawn carriages be loaded, transported and unloaded with one of those? I was thinking of loading two coaches tandem on the trailer deck.
     
  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I suspect you could, but it depends on their size and weight.
     
  7. tscottme

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    The dimensions of the items are the most important thing to know. A typical semi-truck with flatbed type trailers can only be 8-8.5 feet wide without getting permits and extra requirements. A typical flatbed trailer is 48 or 53 feet long and 8-8.5 feet wide. A reverse goose neck or RGN trailer is likely the best option, as RockinChair said above.

    Also, the distance the items need to be moved will be a major factor in the cost of moving them.
     
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  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Do you have your CDL yet?
     
  9. homeskillet

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    On a computer game, you can load them any way you want.
     
  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I'm waiting for somebody to do the "don't put the cart before the horse" joke.
     
  11. MOBee

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    Most organizations who show use a modified covered car hauler with a sliding winch to pull in the rolling stock. How much? No idea.
     
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