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dang trailer brakes! I knew I forgot to hook something up......

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55 minutes ago, busted knuckles said:

Looked up the d-31A only 11800 glad no one was hurt.

I was gonna say, doesnt look like a gross weight problem.  More likely a weight distribution or brakes problem.  

Chain and binder on the back of the crawler are loose yet but the trailer ramps are up.  My guess is they didn’t have enough quite enough weight on the truck and it started sliding.  Reminds me of when I loaded my MX170 on a trailer in CT.  I had blocks in front of all the trailer wheels so the trailer wouldn’t push the pickup away.

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If they were going slow the electric brake controller may not have sensed the deceleration not putting the trailer brakes on.

So the operator would have had to act fast and slide the leaver to apply manually 

Surge brakes would have worked better in this case but I think they can only be had on bumper pull trailer 

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cat looks loaded well distribution wise, im guessing speed was the factor and slippery grass and trying to turn, possibly grade we cant see, had this nearly happen to me, hauling skidsteer, coming off blacktop, make right turn onto gravel, wet, brakes slid on wet pavement, going to fast to make turn, truck started to jackknife cause weight was pushing truck, i just let off brakes and straightened the corner and went thru ditch out in field/pasture to avoid jackknife. Not a fun ride, only broke spring shackle on trailer. 

turns are made now by slowing 2 miles ahead of time 😉

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17 minutes ago, ihfarmer1586 said:

Bad day, hope no one was injured

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2 hours ago, nomorejohndeere said:

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well heck, thats not good, and not easily fixed either, sure hope everyones ok, will insurance cover something like that ? i bent my flatbed BP with big log dropping on it - we were able to straighten it a little and its not horribly bad - never be perfect tho - I bet  @bitty or @Finney could fix it up in a jiffy

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2 hours ago, nomorejohndeere said:

He's only asking what you could buy a non injured one for

 

how long, new/used, looks like a 24K tandem for starters or there abouts, 102" wide? 

ive been looking  a lot recently and im going to have to push my plans back a while due to prices right now

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14 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

well heck, thats not good, and not easily fixed either, sure hope everyones ok, will insurance cover something like that ? i bent my flatbed BP with big log dropping on it - we were able to straighten it a little and its not horribly bad - never be perfect tho - I bet  @bitty or @Finney could fix it up in a jiffy

I say that be easier to put a twisted sister sticker on than untwist

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