Help loading a wide load onto a narrow trailer? Answered
I'm looking for some ideas on how to get a small 1940's AC Combine (farm machinery) onto a trailer without having to dismantle it. It weighs about 3000# so not too heavy but the 2 wheels are about 104" apart (wide) so they won't fir onto a normal deckover style trailer (96" wide). Once I can get it on the trailer, I plan to set it down on blocks and chain it down. The problem - how to get it ONTO the trailer.
Seems I have 2 options - 1) rig up something to make the ramps and trailer wider (just for loading) OR 2) rig up something with wheels that will bolt to the axle BUT be narrow enough to fit onto the trailer ..... sort of like a dolly.
Option 2 presents a bit of a problem in making sure the "dolly wheels" clear the combine's axle since they'll be underneath it.
Thanks for your advice/ideas.