Re: [MV] A safety warning for loading trailers

From: Everette (
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 10:05:57 PST


I have seen similar things happen and chocks on truck - unless they were on
front wheels - even then I have doubts - would have prevented what happened
to Joe. I put wooden block at back of trailer, right at end by ramps - both
sides - if I loading something heavy - yes sometimes load mashes trailer
down on blocks, but just pull up slow and they will roll out.

I watched a fellow hook a trailer type fertilizer applicator behind half ton
pickup to take to field. The he positioned it such that load would be right
in back. This applicator does not have springs, single axle with walking
beam and two wheels each side. I told him he was loading to far to back,
His comment "I know what I am doing" I did let him borrow my shovel to move
some of load to front when it picked the rear wheels of pickup clear of the


Not always correct; but never in doubt
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan M Gill" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [MV] A safety warning for loading trailers

At 11:57 AM -0500 2/26/03, GOTAM35 wrote:
>I'm home sick today and thought I would share an experience I had the other
>day. The point to this story is if your using a trailer to haul your MV,
>careful loading it.

Chock those wheels. I carry chocks around with me in my armored cars
to add a bit of security to them when I park on inclines or at shows.
Loading sounds like another good place for this. I just don't want to
come out of a coffee shop after reading the latest copy of Military
Machines and find the Ferret atop some poor yuppie's Jaguar....Not
that it'd not look nice to see a Daimler (not that Daimler, the other
one!) getting a bit of Jag, but it'd be bad for my insurance rates.

Make some nice big chocks. Use some 2x6's cut them into squares then
diagonally all at a 45 degree angle. Stack them one atop the other
and drill some holes through the center. Rotate them around to get
all holes. Add some water resistant wood glue and paint them a nice
bright florescent color. Add a bit of rope to the two and you've got
a quick grab handle.

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