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Author Topic: Advice on adding a knuckleboom to a 14k-18k gvwr trailer  (Read 2309 times)

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Re: Advice on adding a knuckleboom to a 14k-18k gvwr trailer
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
Don't build pickups like they used to

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Re: Advice on adding a knuckleboom to a 14k-18k gvwr trailer
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »
Scott, you would be shut down here with that load. I drove a very similar truck, we were over legal loading carrying three drums of fuel so other than the knuckleboom it was pretty much useless.  To the op, you have gotten a lot of good advise, if you go ahead with your plan good luck but imho it will come back to bite you.
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Re: Advice on adding a knuckleboom to a 14k-18k gvwr trailer
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
Its a kinda pay now or pay more later.
I have tried the one truck dose all pulling hard all the time was a endless repair of u-joints yokes, tires, clutch's and breaks.
Buy the time you have a trailer builted  that can handle a knuckleboom you don't have much GVW left.
Your also in the CDL size anyway

I found this set up I can load logs and pull my skid steer and get 9mpg.

good luck
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I like that set up sir. 
After my last pecan log recovery, im to the extreme point of finding another unit to recover trees with. To get to the tree with a descent pulling advantage, i probably used half the life the column shifter is rated for, trying to back a 35 GN with a long box 4dr dually. Im thinking of finding an ole military 10 ton tck with a pony motor powered hydro pump and motor 30k tulsa or braden winch. 
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Re: Advice on adding a knuckleboom to a 14k-18k gvwr trailer
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 10:39:36 AM »
Were the wild west out when it comes to the DOT.
I can GVW that truck at 36k  it weighs  18K the skid steer trailer is 14k so here I can GVW for 50k 
There are those times when just because you can doesn't make it a good idea. 



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