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learned something again , never saw this setup,
Can we call it LowBoy??? we need a name
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learned something again , never saw this setup,
Can we call it LowBoy??? we need a name
LowBoy works for me.
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down here we call that a detach/stretch.
thats what i used to haul Robs bus from Ca to Ga.

they sit really low,but getting the coach over the gap when you extend the trailer is tough,and its very long when its stretched out.
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down here we call that a detach/stretch.
thats what i used to haul Robs bus from Ca to Ga.

they sit really low,but getting the coach over the gap when you extend the trailer is tough,and its very long when its stretched out.
If you look on the rear deck of this trailer you will notice a box, it most likely covers a Pony Motor for the trailers hydraulics, which are controlled with the levers located on the side of that deck, they can control the platform that the front tires on Bob's bus finally end up parked on, after the bus brakes are released allowing the rear tires to move freely (the fronts are blocked in place) then that platform can be moved backward to position the bus on the trailer so that the weight will be distributed to conform with whatever laws the state they are traveling in or what any special permit that they may have requires. Or the tractor after hooking up to the trailer can set the trailer brakes and pull the front section of the trailer forward to stretch the gap, it can be done different ways depending on the trailers design and the weight and configuration of the load. If not loaded properly or with too much weight for the design the stretch portion of the trailer sometimes will not telescope properly and can be a royal pain in the @#! causing sometimes big delays costing lots of $$$$$.

The tractor also has a pony motor and hydraulics that allow the removable goose neck that is still mounted to the fifth wheel on the tractor, to be reattached to the trailer and then lifted up to gain the proper ground clearance. Here is one manufacturers design there are many of them in use.



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Thanks John & Randy , I needed the picture image
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It would be nice if they secured that load before driving off.
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It would be nice if they secured that load before driving off.
Under NORMAL circumstances they would and the fork lift driver would also have exited the cab, the advertising department must have only rented the camera for a few minutes and was in a hurry to get the video done.
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