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    Pulling a semi trailer with a tractor - GIF

    Pulling a semi trailer with a tractor.




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    What a great way to spread the ground contact over a larger area

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    We do it differently here in the US. We use a pentle dolly and pull the trailers around like they were hitched to a rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Ctrl View Post
    We do it differently here in the US. We use a pentle dolly and pull the trailers around like they were hitched to a rig.

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    We also use field or farm wagons to haul silage and other agg products from soft earth fields to harder surfaces then transfer into transport trailers.
    Note the tractor was also a tracked machine. Tracked vehicles in the fields are mostly used to reduce soil compaction.
    Converter dollies are almost never used in the fields as they are near impossible to back up in soft or tilled soils instead a medium sized 4 wheeled drive or smaller articulating tractor with a fifth wheel attachment extending from the 3 point lift system which could be used to transport trailers.
    I have a pintle adapter for my tractor and a converter dolly to move trailers around with which is fine as long as I am pulling but rapidly becomes a peta when trying to back up in soft dirt.
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    What I see is a rethinking or modification toward efficiency. By loading trailer directly, eliminates at least one handling of bulk grain, getting more product on the road. Could they not own multiple trailers and less tractors as well?
    Probably obvious, but I know little about agri-business.



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