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 This is not the actual picture. But we were in Vegas this week . On the interstate we saw a tandem straight truck hauling a backhoe. Looked the from the Cat dealer . Looked like it had a hydraulic tale tucked under it. It looked muck like the outfit in the picture. I didn’t no anyone hauled equipment this way . Seems like most places are all trailers.  Actually looked pretty handy.

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A lot of equipment rental places have tandem roll backs they deliver on, pretty common around here 

I have seen a lot of TLBs in the back of dump trucks in CA

Never seen one loaded not sure how they are doing it 

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I’ve seen this some in this area. Seems like an outfit that runs backhoe working on the railroad may haul that way. Drive to and from every day.  

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The closest CIH and the NH dealers both use rollbacks exclusively. I think both single axles. Both the electric and gas companies around here have trucks like in your picture with dovetail ramps. I think they also have some trailers but see the dovetail a lot. 
There is a local excavating company that also does garbage with roll-offs. They will load a dozer or backhoe into an open top container then winch the whole thing onto the truck and go. That is kinda slick except they didn’t chain it down at all. They never had an incident but once DOT caught them they were looking for them and they got hammered hard. They finally started chaining them down after they were getting fines everytime they pulled out of the yard. 

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We can move the dozer around on the truck, but unloading without a dock is difficult and dangerous. So much easier with the trailer. I would almost expect height to be an issue with a straight truck and a backhoe. 

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A friend who went into the construction business years ago got a brand new 300 case backhoe loader tractor and hauled it on his brothers L170 single axle truck with a 16' bed. Was pretty small but i know they used it until he got a old IH semi tractor and trailer.

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Passed a guy hauling an excavator on a gooseneck the other day 😳

It was a larger kobelco on steel tracks. I'm sure it was over 20k behind a regular cab power stroke chugging through the hills. He was probably only running 40mph but my guess is his right foot was planted. 

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2 minutes ago, Missouri Mule said:

Passed a guy hauling an excavator on a gooseneck the other day 😳

It was a larger kobelco on steel tracks. I'm sure it was over 20k behind a regular cab power stroke chugging through the hills. He was probably only running 40mph but my guess is his right foot was planted. 

This is a 19k excavator, have hauled it behind my brothers 3/4 ton gas truck and it's not horrible.  Would really like to find an IH 4900 single axle dump truck with air brakes and a tag trailer to haul it on.

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1 minute ago, Cliff Neubauer said:

This is a 19k excavator, have hauled it behind my brothers 3/4 ton gas truck and it's not horrible.  Would really like to find an IH 4900 single axle dump truck with air brakes and a tag trailer to haul it on.

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This one was much larger. So I am corrected it was larger than 20k. That's a nice excavator you have 

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Back in the early mid seventies I worked for a fellow that had flat beds. Worked for him about seven years and loaded rubber tired backhoes on and off around three years until he picked up a road tractor.  Solid flat beds. 

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29 minutes ago, Cliff Neubauer said:

This is a 19k excavator, have hauled it behind my brothers 3/4 ton gas truck and it's not horrible.  Would really like to find an IH 4900 single axle dump truck with air brakes and a tag trailer to haul it on.

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...try '9'  ton.....!!...you would never carry a '19' ton excavator on that set up .......

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3 minutes ago, Mudfly said:

19k means 19,000 lbs.  So 9.5 tons.  

,,Ahhh..my apologies  !!!...Down Under anything   (#)   with "k"  behind is a metric ton....thus that little excavator is about 8 and half tons as noted by its model  #  thus you blokes are using the 'k' letter in an a entirely different context....Yeah my F up :(

Mike

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30 minutes ago, mike newman said:

,,Ahhh..my apologies  !!!...Down Under anything   (#)   with "k"  behind is a metric ton....thus that little excavator is about 8 and half tons as noted by its model  #  thus you blokes are using the 'k' letter in an a entirely different context....Yeah my F up :(

Mike

Up here k = 1000, so it doesn't isn't just limited to weight.  Just a short cut instead of putting 3 zeros in.

if I'm not mistaken 1 metric ton is 1000 kg, right?  So same idea, just that we use lbs and 2000/ ton.

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6 hours ago, Mudfly said:

Up here k = 1000, so it doesn't isn't just limited to weight.  Just a short cut instead of putting 3 zeros in.

if I'm not mistaken 1 metric ton is 1000 kg, right?  So same idea, just that we use lbs and 2000/ ton.

A metric $hit ton is a little more than a regular $hit ton, by 205 lbs, I can’t speak to straight up tons however, it may not carry over. 

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11 hours ago, Mudfly said:

Up here k = 1000, so it doesn't isn't just limited to weight.  Just a short cut instead of putting 3 zeros in.

if I'm not mistaken 1 metric ton is 1000 kg, right?  So same idea, just that we use lbs and 2000/ ton.

Yes,  Mudfly......One   metric ton is   1000  Kg...slightly lighter than the Imperial ton.....We are all metric down under...but being ancient , I still use  the old Imperial system.a lot....  feet and inchs etc ...which irks a lot of young shop  attendants...!!...but on the farm...seed   fert etc ......I have to speak ''metric''

..I actually thought   Cliff had made a ''typo''...but in saying that....if a  Traffic Cop , down  under, saw    an eight or nine ton excavator being towed behind , even an American  'ute''...as pictured above.....the bloke would be so excited he would probably have an erection...as he pulled out his ticket book

Mike

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7 hours ago, mike newman said:

.the bloke would be so excited he would probably have an erection...as he pulled out his ticket book

So true, the thought of being able to taze, or use deadly force, is, to them, better than Viagra.

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