Trailer loading fail

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The 'p' on the tranny is to put IT in 'park', as in 'not in use', it's NOT a 'PARKING BRAKE' for the truck.

Trailer is fine for hauling that tractor, gate/ramp looks like it has steel to support the tires.
yes, chocks would be nice
yes, blocks/jacks would be nice
could have pulled the breakaway, then trailer brakes would be on.

wonder what damage was done to the pickup ??
Pull the breakaway, as in place himself in between the moving truck and moving trailer to try and grab a 1/16" diameter wire dangling under the tongue of the moving trailer? Sounds like a great way to get dead.
 
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Start by getting in the habit of using hour PARKING BRAKE when you are PARKING.

It's not an "emergency brake". It's for PARKING, and if people would stop using that incorrect and STUPID term, "emergency brake", there would be a lot more people using their PARKING BRAKE and a lot fewer vehicles rolling away.


Not at all disagreeing with the good practice of using chocks when loading equipment, but it's always a good idea to start with Step 1.
I hope it‚Äôs understood by all‚Ķ.that the transmission ‚ÄúPark‚ÄĚ lock 1- Only locks the rear wheels with a light-duty mechanism which is only intended for level terrain, and ‚Ķ.2- the ‚Äúparking brake‚ÄĚ only locks the Rear wheels from turning (and on most older vehicles with drums, only in the forward direction).

I hope it’s understood by all …that in the first video, the weight of the tractor depressed the rear of the trailer thereby lifting the tongue of the trailer…thereby lifting weight off the rear axle of the truck…thereby removing any effects of both Park and Park-brake from the truck, and that is why the combination rolled down-hill. The use of Chocks between the two axles on the trailer would have solved the problem….BUT, the guy Could Have simply continued forward upon the trailer and the tractor would have depressed the tongue back downward and stopped the entire action.

Pulling the breakaway prior to loading the tractor might have been beneficial in this instance….but that would also expose the electric-trailer-brakes to burn-out if too much time elapses. (The electro-magnet on the trailer-brakes’ armature cannot be relied upon except for a few minutes as it can overheat without the cooling effect of movement, and it can quickly drain a battery if not being concurrently re-charged. If the truck were not idling, it is unknown how long the man might have taken to retrieve the tractor for loading.) Chocks are the answer.

‚ÄĚExperience teaches us what we needed to know before the experience.‚ÄĚ
 
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Pull the breakaway, as in place himself in between the moving truck and moving trailer to try and grab a 1/16" diameter wire dangling under the tongue of the moving trailer? Sounds like a great way to get dead.
Perhaps, that's what he was attempting to do with the failed "tarzan"
swing off the tree?

In all seriousness, I thought for sure that the tractor was about to roll onto him when everything was coming to a stop.
 

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I think some have missed the mechanism behind these disasters.
It doesn't matter if the truck was in park or if the parking brake was on....... the weight on the tail of the trailer lifted the rear wheels of the truck off the ground, rendering the transmission & parking brake useless.
 
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I think some have missed the mechanism behind these disasters.
It doesn't matter if the truck was in park or if the parking brake was on....... the weight on the tail of the trailer lifted the rear wheels of the truck off the ground, rendering the transmission & parking brake useless.
Having the truck in 4WD would help a bit. Likewise, putting the tractor in 4WD while on the trailer gives 4 wheel braking instead of only the rear.
 
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I think some have missed the mechanism behind these disasters.
It doesn't matter if the truck was in park or if the parking brake was on....... the weight on the tail of the trailer lifted the rear wheels of the truck off the ground, rendering the transmission & parking brake useless.
YUP !!!
 
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There are lots of things that could have prevented this accident like park on level ground, block up the rear of trailer, drive forward to get the truck tires back on the ground, etc but the reason this happened is because the trailer is wrong for the type of equipment being hauled.
It doesnt have the correct ramps/rear support to load a heavy tractor. Thats why the trailer acted like a lever and lifted the back of the truck wheels, allowing it all to roll away.

I had a landscape trailer for my L345 and my truck tires never came off the ground but I DID end up breaking it. That trailer in video seems to have a lot of length behind the axles making that much more of a lever.
 
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Anybody else notice the blue tractor was electric? Not that it had anything to do with loading problem.
Interesting.
Is "electric" even possible?
I think not!
 

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Anybody else notice the blue tractor was electric? Not that it had anything to do with loading problem.
There are blue electric tractors made that look about the same. The battery life is 3 to 6 hours, so he had to hurry before it died. :oops:
 

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Kinda strange he just happened to have all the right camera angles.
What was he going to do if he caught it?
He may be lucky the tractor didn't roll over the other way.
 

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Pull the breakaway, as in place himself in between the moving truck and moving trailer to try and grab a 1/16" diameter wire dangling under the tongue of the moving trailer? Sounds like a great way to get dead.



NO, you pull the wire BEFORE you attempt to drive the tractor onto the trailer..
though I suppose that'd take SOME 'common sense', which is in short supply these days.......

The brakes should not fail while on the battery, the system is designed for
 

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The electric tractors are made near me in Denton, NC. Tractor Time with Tim is testing one and another utuber is testing one (dont recall the name).
If that video was done by a "tester"....he REALLY needs some "testing" help!
 
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I hope it‚Äôs understood by all‚Ķ.that the transmission ‚ÄúPark‚ÄĚ lock 1- Only locks the rear wheels with a light-duty mechanism which is only intended for level terrain, and ‚Ķ.2- the ‚Äúparking brake‚ÄĚ only locks the Rear wheels from turning (and on most older vehicles with drums, only in the forward direction).
Thats not correct, a properly adjusted parking brake (DRUM BRAKES INCLUDED) will stop the vehicle from rolling forward or backward. I use my parking brake on my 1979 Pick-up daily