Trailer setup


New Member
Oct 21, 2018
Monroe County Pa
I'm looking to replace my old 5 by 10 utility trailer for one to handle 2 ton. Two options is tilt deck or utility trailer. Wondering if pallets will slide off a tilt deck trailer? Will pallet jack get stuck from either trailer because of ramp angle? Anyone used similar methods


Minister of Fire
Jan 15, 2013
My guess is the stack of bags will fall over before the pallet slides off. Anybody want to wager?


Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
Newport, Wa
Will require Machine or Manual Labor. Be interesting to see if greasing the trailer deck would do. But I have my doubts on that too. If you try before you load em up. Lots of grease.


Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Oh they’ll slide all right but you may need to pull. Is there an anchor point that you can tie the pallet to and then drive away?

Lay a sheet or 5 of visqueen plastic on the deck before setting the pallet. It’ll slip.

Cool thread btw.

Anybody have experience with cheap manual forklifts? Maybe lifting the pallets with some sort of cherry picker or overhead hoist?


Feeling the Heat
Feb 14, 2014
South West Wisconsin
I used to pry the pallet up with a big pry corner at a time and put 3/4 inch pipe 5 ft long under it. You can push it off by hand once you have it on rollers. You have to load the pallet in the right direction, You need 3 pieces of pipe .
They make manual pallet jacks however my drive way was gravel so I don't know how well this would work.
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Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
Northern Maine
When a well known safe company in these parts move safes around on carpet they use strips of plastic. They were white so I suspect they were most likely Teflon.
Set strips down on tilt deck trailer and lower pallets onto the strips and tie them down good.
There also this thing called a pallet puller. One could also wrap a strap around the pallet and tie it off to any object and drive away.
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Burning Hunk
Sep 4, 2017
Whitewater rafters will often screw strips of PTFE (Teflon) to our trailers to help the rafts slide out. Of course you have to countersink the heads and orient the strips the correct way so the load will slide.