Compact Equipment

JUN 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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38 Compact Equipment JUNE 2018 he high season for trailering is here, and with it brings a range of common safety concerns that some contractors have forgotten over the long winter. From knowing the proper weight distri- bution of your load to securing it with the proper tie-downs, contractors need to keep safety in mind when trailering their compact equipment to ensure they don't run into issues on the road. Even the type of trailer invested in for equipment hauling can make the difference in total trailering capabilities and safety. "Having the right equipment for the job is crucial," says Colin Holthaus, technical director at the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). "If you have a specific piece of equipment that you work with frequently, you definitely want to be communicating that to your trailer manufacturer and/or dealer in order to purchase the ideal trailer for your specific application." ENSURE A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TRAILER CHOICE TO HAUL YOUR MACHINERY By Dawn Geske HAVE EQUIPMENT, T

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