LOADING OR UNLOADING EQUIPMENT AND CARGO (Continued).
If the cargo or equipment to be loaded exceeds 96 in. (243.8 cm) in width at
the contact points with the trailer, the outriggers should be used to increase
stability. Outriggers should also be used for wheeled vehicles that are near
96 in. (243.8 cm) in width (ex. TRAM), or are difficult to maneuver (ex. grader)
to provide additional stability and safety during loading.
If outriggers are used to stabilize the loaded equipment, ensure that the main weight of the
equipment is being borne by the load bed of the trailer. The outriggers are not designed to
bear the weight of the payload but are designed to provide stability to oversized equipment
(especially vehicles with tires). If the outriggers are bearing the weight of the payload, the
equipment is too wide to be transported on this trailer.
Foldout outriggers (2) by lifting up slightly and rotating the outriggers 90 from the trailer.
Pull up on the center board handles (1) and remove the two sets of boards from center of
trailer and place a set of boards on the outriggers on each side of the trailer. Ensure that
the joining brackets on the boards are on the bottom when the boards are placed on the
Secure boards in position by attaching turnbuckle chains to loops on underside of boards
and tightening turnbuckle.