When working with any machine whether it is a cable pusher or a trailer, workers need to be very careful. Even workers who deals with cable trailers on a daily basis may make mistakes unknowingly. But some of these mistakes can result in injury or damaged goods.
Following are three tips for working with a cable drum trailer or similar machines:
1. Always calculate the weight of the trailer
It is essential to weigh the trailers before they are attached to any kind of vehicle. This may seem an insignificant precaution. But by measuring the actual weight you can ensure whether the vehicle will be able to tow the amount of weight it is supposed to carry or not. If you tow more weight than the vehicle’s capacity, it can result in a serious accident or damage the vehicle.
2. Always check the capacity of the tow vehicle
It is important you check the capacity of the vehicle against the weight rating of the vehicle’s trailer. You can easily get information about the trailer weight rating of any vehicle from the manufacturer or dealer. Once you know the right weight make sure to add the weight of the vehicle including a number of people and equipment. That figure should not exceed the gross weight of the vehicle.
3. Do not overload the trailer or tow vehicle
Another common mistake that even professionals make while dealing with trailers is overloading them. If you overload trailers it can result in damaging the vehicle especially breaks or other parts.
Also, ensure that the trailer is properly set-up before the vehicle starts its journey.