Turned down load due to metal tracks on the machine.

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  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I turned it down because it has metal tracks , didn't want to damage aluminum trailer . When i was at the port another driver loaded it on aluminum trailer
    Wondering what would you do ?!
     

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  3. blacklabel

    blacklabel Heavy Load Member

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    I've loaded them, as long as your not trying to spin it or slide it over it's not hard on the floor. Some guys put down belting or something.

    At the end of the day it's your trailer, do what you feel is best.
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    If its your truck, or if its not and you feel uncomfortable then its your choice.
     
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  5. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    I load the same machine out of baltimore all the time nothing happened to my trailer,unless ur doing zero turns i dont c how u can do any damage
     
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  6. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    I'd have been worried too.
     
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  7. RDBG

    RDBG Medium Load Member

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    Beat me to it. Was gonna say I've loaded several similar sized dozers on step decks in Baltimore no issues.
     
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  8. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I would load it. Those grousers hardly put down any pressure. Might make some scratches, but not going to tear anything up just straight on and back off. Do you carry dunnage? Could roll up on that.

    Did you go to that shipper to pick up the dozer?
     
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  9. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Used to work for an oilfield company that loaded theirs onto an aluminium trailer every day. Never hurt it once over about 3 years. Well everyday is an overstatment it was about once every week or two getting moved from job to shop to job
     
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  10. PSM379

    PSM379 Medium Load Member

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    You booked a D4 and what did you think it would have tracks made of marshmallow?
     
  11. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    That's what I was alluding to as well.
     
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