3. When the tilt-bed trailer is in the tilt position,
you should ensure the rear of the bed is resting on even
4. Do not place heavy loads beyond the deck hinge.
5. Failure to follow the above rules can result in
severe damage to the tilt-bed trailer and to the locking
Detachable Gooseneck Trailer
The detachable gooseneck trailer (fig. 7-7) is often
identified by the term drop neck and is designed so the
gooseneck can be removed, leaving the front of the
frame resting on the ground (fig. 7-8). This feature
allows equipment to be loaded readily, using short
ramps (usually hinged to the deck) or small blocks.
The primary reason for performing a prestart
inspection is to ensure your tractor-trailer is safe. When
performing your prestart inspection, you should use the
same procedure each time. If you do so, you will be less
likely to forget anything. A prestart inspection aid is
shown in figure 7-9.
The following prestart inspection can be used as
a procedure when performing prestart on all
automotive equipment. All problems should be
documented on the Hard Card NAVFAC 9-11240/13
and repaired as required. Do not operate any equip
ment that does not meet safety standards. All safety
features must be in operational order before any
piece of equipment is used.
Figure 7-7.Detachable gooseneck trailer
Figure 7-8.Detached gooseneck from trailer.