Classified Ads Photo Gallery Message Boards Sugarbush Directory Sugarmaker Journals Live Chat News & Events
  #1  
Old July 7th, 2015, 09:54 AM
Banned
Producer


 
Location: Parker Colorado/Jacksonport wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2011
Journals: 1
Photos: 6
Posts: 7,188
Thanked 843 Times
  View my photos   Read my journals
Default Flipped trailer shackles

So I drive into my cabin area with my fully loaded trailer and drive down a stoop incline. I unload my trailer when I notice the front tires/axel is up off the ground......YIKES what did I do. Yup the shackles flipped on the equalizer. What a pain in the butt to get back to normal.

With the help from a friend with a skid steer I could pull the center bolts and reposition and lower the trailer back down.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 7th, 2015, 10:15 AM
jimsudz's Avatar
2013 Calendar Contest Winner
Producer
 
Location: Bennington NY
Number of Taps: 700
Join Date: Dec 2011
Classified Ads: 4
Photos: 44
Posts: 533
Thanked 98 Times
  View my photos   View my ads  
Default

Should have left it that way, less wear on two tires less skuffing on turns. When loaded the wheels will be in use. I wanted to build one like that.
__________________
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sudzy...66440096710159
30 x 8 lapierre raised flue pans on airtight arch
wes fab full bank 7" press

https://youtu.be/cK7V6VG2B_k
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 7th, 2015, 10:22 AM
Banned
Producer


 
Location: Parker Colorado/Jacksonport wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2011
Journals: 1
Photos: 6
Posts: 7,188
Thanked 843 Times
  View my photos   Read my journals
Default

Good point until I hit the brakes and they skidded for about 100 ft.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 7th, 2015, 09:36 PM
xyz5150's Avatar
Sugarbush.Info Administrator
Dealer
 
Location: Durand, Michigan
Number of Taps: 400
Join Date: Oct 2011
Classified Ads: 5
Photos: 48
Posts: 3,567
Thanked 399 Times
  View my photos   View my ads  
Default

Pics please, I cant visualize what you guys are talking about.
__________________
Sunrise Metal Shop/DSD/Husqvarna/Jonsered/Heatmor Dealer in Mid Michigan
THOU SHALT NOT STIHL
http://xyzlandscapesupply.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 7th, 2015, 09:45 PM
Member
Producer
 
Location: Barnet, VT
Number of Taps: 2100
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 892
Thanked 131 Times
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xyz5150 View Post
Pics please, I cant visualize what you guys are talking about.
I had a trailer that this would happen to. The flats were too short and the equalizer would flip sideways when on too rough ground.
__________________
William Warden
3 X 12 Thor pans on homemade arch
1986 Seprotech 900
About 900 of my own and sap from another 1200
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 7th, 2015, 09:52 PM
xyz5150's Avatar
Sugarbush.Info Administrator
Dealer
 
Location: Durand, Michigan
Number of Taps: 400
Join Date: Oct 2011
Classified Ads: 5
Photos: 48
Posts: 3,567
Thanked 399 Times
  View my photos   View my ads  
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiam View Post
I had a trailer that this would happen to. The flats were too short and the equalizer would flip sideways when on too rough ground.
So the two flat plates that attache the spring to the equalizer would turn sideways.....
__________________
Sunrise Metal Shop/DSD/Husqvarna/Jonsered/Heatmor Dealer in Mid Michigan
THOU SHALT NOT STIHL
http://xyzlandscapesupply.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 8th, 2015, 12:56 AM
Banned
Producer


 
Location: Parker Colorado/Jacksonport wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2011
Journals: 1
Photos: 6
Posts: 7,188
Thanked 843 Times
  View my photos   Read my journals
Default

Were not talking about the shackles you used to raise up your Dodge Charger back in the day. Those were opposite how trailer shackles ride. On two axel trailer you have the equalizer beam in between the two axels and the leaf springs are attached to the beam with shackles that allow the springs to ride above it. Its so simple its complicated.

I had it happen again today and called the trailer manufacture and they said that its common for this to happen. They said just put a jack under the lower axel and raise it up and it should pop back into position.....................BS. I loaded the tractor on and it helped get them in position and with a big pry bar I lifted the spring shackle/ spring up into position.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 8th, 2015, 03:04 AM
Member
Producer
 
Location: Barnet, VT
Number of Taps: 2100
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 892
Thanked 131 Times
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
Were not talking about the shackles you used to raise up your Dodge Charger back in the day. Those were opposite how trailer shackles ride. On two axel trailer you have the equalizer beam in between the two axels and the leaf springs are attached to the beam with shackles that allow the springs to ride above it. Its so simple its complicated.

I had it happen again today and called the trailer manufacture and they said that its common for this to happen. They said just put a jack under the lower axel and raise it up and it should pop back into position.....................BS. I loaded the tractor on and it helped get them in position and with a big pry bar I lifted the spring shackle/ spring up into position.
It is nice of them to tell you how common a problem with their trailer is.
__________________
William Warden
3 X 12 Thor pans on homemade arch
1986 Seprotech 900
About 900 of my own and sap from another 1200
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 8th, 2015, 05:10 AM
Dennis H.'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Producer
 
Location: Elliottsburg, PA
Number of Taps: 222
Join Date: Nov 2011
Journals: 7
Photos: 7
Posts: 664
Thanked 117 Times
  View my photos   Read my journals
Default

Yeah I need pics also. Come on Haynes, I know you can use that smarty phone thingy to take pics.

I have a dual axle dump trailer and I know what you are talking about but can not understand what you are talking about flipped shackles.
__________________
Lapierre Junior 2x5
w/Hood and Pre-heater by Smokey Lake Maple
5" Modified Filter press by Daryl For a Gear pump
2 Membrane Homemade RO
Hardy's Maple Syrup on Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old July 8th, 2015, 07:54 AM
xyz5150's Avatar
Sugarbush.Info Administrator
Dealer
 
Location: Durand, Michigan
Number of Taps: 400
Join Date: Oct 2011
Classified Ads: 5
Photos: 48
Posts: 3,567
Thanked 399 Times
  View my photos   View my ads  
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
Were not talking about the shackles you used to raise up your Dodge Charger back in the day. Those were opposite how trailer shackles ride. On two axel trailer you have the equalizer beam in between the two axels and the leaf springs are attached to the beam with shackles that allow the springs to ride above it. Its so simple its complicated.

I had it happen again today and called the trailer manufacture and they said that its common for this to happen. They said just put a jack under the lower axel and raise it up and it should pop back into position.....................BS. I loaded the tractor on and it helped get them in position and with a big pry bar I lifted the spring shackle/ spring up into position.
I have 4 tandem axle trailers with shackles and equalizers , 2 rated for 6000 lbs, 1 rated for 12000 lbs and 1 rated for 40000 lbs and I have never seen such a thing. I cant imagine the spring moving that much, you must have some very light springs on this setup.
__________________
Sunrise Metal Shop/DSD/Husqvarna/Jonsered/Heatmor Dealer in Mid Michigan
THOU SHALT NOT STIHL
http://xyzlandscapesupply.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 

The total tap count of our members is now: 2,753,283

Copyright ©2009~2019 Sugarbush Info