Reefer Loads /Drop And Hook

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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PackRat, I use mine with the handle still attached. Sometimes I may pull 4 different trailers in a day so it's not practical to remove the handles, although I'll have to re-think it now that you have mentioned it.

I also only use it when no one is watching, as I'm unsure of how it would be viewed if it got back to the company. But the standard crank system on trailers seems to be more 18th century technology than modern technology. Seems to me I heard that electric, pneumatic or hydraulic landing gear mechanisms exist, but I've never seen one.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Don't you hate all the extra work cranking landing gear? I know I do.

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I know you're being sarcastic but sometimes the trailer gods are cruel. My last two have had winches that only work in low gear. What a pain in the behind!

I hear you on that brother. Even though I'm 60, I played football in college used to lift a lot of weights and I like to believe I still have it... But I will get some of those trailers where I don't think I can do this... I'm not being sexist in the least but if I can't crank these I wonder how in the hell the ladies can? I only use the low gear if I have no other choice I will kill myself to avoid that.

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