/ Smaller rear tires to lower tractor ROPS so I can fit into my trailer when hauling #41
- Jul 15, 2013
- John Deere 790
So let me rephrase . . . I have a 16' enclosed trailer with the extra height package that my B series Kubota would fit into -- ROPS and all. I've wondered on occasion if I could haul it in that trailer.
I can see that I could lay 2"x10" material on the ramp-door to load and unload and keep from bending the rear door. My more pressing concern is that I don't have a way to chain it / strap it down without putting some serious holes in the sides or floor. I also don't think the floor is really built for this type of load but parking it on 3/4" plywood or 2" planking would resolve that.
My trailer has little D-rings in the floor. Nothing like the heavy D-rings and stake-pockets on an equipment trailer. You apparently have overcome the tie-down problem. Can you share your solution / approach or the hardware used?
I know nothing about the construction of your trailer to offer any insight. My trailer is a 7x16. It has the "tall roof" as well. The problem is the door header insofar as ROPS is concerned. There is no issue at all with the ramp bending on mine. It is heavy duty, and my trailer frame is 6" I-beam. It could support a car. In fact, my old PJ carhauler only had a 5" frame (C5).
I didn't use the in floor D-rings which came with the trailer. I have installed e-track on the floor and on the sidewalls for my motorcycles and all sorts of other stuff I haul. It has a working load limit of 3,000 pounds. That means 12,000 since I always anchor at 4 points - well beyond the weight of the tractor. It did not budge.