Y14-Lowboys-5 - A lowboy is a type of trailer that is used...

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Unformatted text preview: A lowboy is a type of trailer that is used for moving heavy equipment and other large loads. The term lowboy refers to the height of the deck of the trailer. The object being transported rides on a lowered deck, instead of above the wheels as with a traditional trailer. This allows very tall loads to be transported legally. Moving heavy equipment is the most common use of this type of trailer. There are two different types of lowboy trailers 1) The gooseneck detaches from the truck and the equipment is loaded over the front of the trailer 2) The trailer does not detach from the truck, and the equipment is loaded over the rear of the trailer with ramps. Note: Some trailers are capable of being loaded either way The majority of the major safety concerns are related to the loading and unloading of the trailer. The machinery may become unstable and slide or roll off of the trailer. This is particularly true if the machine has metal tracks that have very little traction on the metal deck of the trailer, or if loading/unloading is attempted on a sloped grade.sloped grade....
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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