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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 07:58 #229380

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I’d say if that was the aim, it wouldn’t provide much more stability. Be useless when you were trying to run the load out. Just my opinion.


I guess the thinking is the trailer cant move on its springs when tipping

It would be a very unstable trailer to tip and I guess every bit helps

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 09:48 #229382

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I’d say if that was the aim, it wouldn’t provide much more stability. Be useless when you were trying to run the load out. Just my opinion.


Couldn't agree more mate.. It's a Chassis Tip so all the Wheels stay on the Ground when Tipping.. Just My Opinion Too..
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 12:35 #229392

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Paul, yes, very nerve wracking days for me with a 30’ TOA trailer when the customer wants the load run out in a new subdivision with a bit of camber on the road.
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 13:45 #229394

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Im with ole nitey.......
The whole thing doesnt make much sense to me ......unless for a specific operation...like
tipping into bins at a batching plant .........
Looks like it was designed by a university graduate............
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 16:22 #229400

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That weird looking tipper body with the wide spread axles plus the extra legs mentioned then a divider in the tipper body, the body is shorter than the draw bar which wastes a heap of space and puts less weight over the drive axle. Was the designer drunk when he drew that one up?
The other interesting thing I noticed is with the rigid tipper and the pay loader behind it. Truck is RH drive, what is that in the passenger seat? Looks like an effigy if the thing from the AIDS advertising, only with out the scythe.
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 16:59 #229403

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 18:00 #229407

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Maybe the legs were to provide support because when it was tipped the entire load would go on the back axle and cause mischief to the suspension. Much the same as some beavertails and machinery trailers have drop down support legs at the back for use while loading. A WAG.
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 18:51 #229410

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Maybe the legs were to provide support because when it was tipped the entire load would go on the back axle and cause mischief to the suspension. Much the same as some beavertails and machinery trailers have drop down support legs at the back for use while loading. A WAG.


CORRECT LANG, as the Swishman says "you can have a beer from your very fridge

I thought I had said that earlier

The reason the trailer is the way it is ?

We had these weird bridge laws for loading so to load to the maximum the the
load had to be spread out over a long distance

And this was one of the many ways that were devised to over come the issue and stay fully with in the law

Kirky that used to be on here got very angry with me once about this photo because he couldn't quite cotton on to the reason why

The reason is simple for the legs, its like tipping a trailer with the load stuck up the front of the tipper and when the trailer reaches a certain height the load slides in hurry and makes the trailer very unstable and likely to to tip over

Winding the legs down means the trailer cant rock so stability is restored and it is safe again

Some people refuse to see this for some reason

Anyway I have tried to explain the reasons why to the best of my ability

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 19:14 #229414

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The pic with the 966 loader...looks like the house owner is looking into the hole they're digging right under his side wall.
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 19:35 #229418

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1974 Atkinson made a few trucks for Readymix & Monier Sand one was never picked up either so we grabd it
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we stihl have it in the grave yard in the back of our shed under cover
the bridge laws of the day had the wide spread along the trailerto gain max loding
thinkn way back then the trailer might have been on air suspension BIDS2BC
the land n legs were OK dump n on a flat concrete apron @ there batch n plant







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