From what I can tell it depends on weight. It's not required below 10k lbs. Sort of like the number of tie down points required. There's a lot of debate on this because there are three different guidelines. Below 10k you can secure it like a vehicle, every 10 feet or like heavy equipment. The last method states the attachments have to be secured. I'm writing this from memory, so verify.I know its been covered a lot of how to chain down the tractor. And that the loader bucket should have at least a strap over it.
...I'm not trying to rock the boat. Theres been a few photos of some backhoes traveling in the air. Is it allowed? Obviously the travel/lock pin would be used.
If a can leave the hoe up and locked, I could load it forward. It would make things easier.
10K GVWNice setup! Is it a 7k or 10k GVW for your trailer? And how's the tongue weight with the TLB in facing forward? I find the load balances just right, with some wiggle room even, if the tractor faces backward on my setup - a B2650 with backhoe and loader attached, on my 18' PJ 7k car hauler. I also find backing UP the ramps backwards WAY more "comfortable" than backing DOWN the ramps. Feels safer, just me maybe.
Do you have electric brakes on the trailer? And some type of brake controller?Drove around the neighborhood kept it under 50 just to see how it does.. slow.. stopping is not great but ok..
Do you have electric brakes on the trailer? And some type of brake controller?
You may be able to add them to the existing trailer axle. Etrailor.com is a good source of information and parts.