Landoll LT08, LT10, LT12, LT14, LT0816, LT1016, LT1016-4, LT1020, LT1216-4, LT1220, LT1420 Series Operator's Manual

Landoll LT08, LT10, LT12, LT14, LT0816, LT1016, LT1016-4, LT1020, LT1216-4, LT1220, LT1420 Series Operator's Manual
Landoll LT08, LT10, LT12, LT14, LT0816, LT1016, LT1016-4, LT1020, LT1216-4, LT1220, LT1420 Series Operator's Manual

This manual provides operating, servicing, and maintenance instructions, for Model LT08, LT10, LT12, and LT14 Series Tag Trailers, manufactured by Landoll Corporation, Marysville, Kansas 66508. Landoll LT08 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT10 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT12 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT14 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT0816 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1016 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1016-4 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1020 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1216-4 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1220 Series Operator's Manual,Landoll LT1420 Series Operator's Manual.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
This section supplies information for operation of the trailer. It describes and locates controls, and gives general operation procedures. Read all instructions, warnings, cautions, and danger notes before attempting to operate the trailer. Operators must have proper training before operating the trailer.

PRE-COUPLING OF TRAILER AND TRUCK
Slowly back the truck (towing vehicle) up to the front end of the trailer so the hitch of the trailer is centered with the truck. Stop the towing vehicle just inches ahead of the trailer. Set truck parking brake. The hitch on the trailer can be adjusted to different heights. Make sure the hitch height is at the correct height so the trailer deck is about parallel to the ground when loaded. If the trailer hitch needs some adjustment to connect to the truck, manually raise or lower the front of trailer by cranking the landing gear (parking stands) up or down until the proper height has been obtained. Connect electrical receptacle to the truck. Apply brakes and inspect brake action on all wheels for prompt application.

TOWING THE TRAILER
Driving the towing vehicle with the trailer coupled behind requires constant attention to the overall length of the combination. Turning, passing, acceleration, braking, stopping, and back-up require special attention to the “hinged-in-the-middle” configuration of the trailer. When executing steep grades or turning tight curves, the trailer must not be allowed to push the towing vehicle, or jackknifing the trailer with the towing vehicle may result. Application of the trailer brakes to keep the trailer in tow will help prevent this pushing. Braking should begin before descending a hill or attempting a curve, to assure control.

Make a moving test of the trailer brakes at low, and medium speeds before traveling at highway speed. The trailer wheels track to the inside of the towing vehicle during turns. Thus, turning corners requires a wide swing to prevent “curb hopping”, and to allow the trailer wheels to clear any obstacle on the inside of the corner. To stop, use a gradual and smooth application of brakes. If grabbing occurs, apply less pressure. Grabbing brakes are not efficient. During any extended stop period, use wheel chocks to secure the vehicle from moving.

Backing should be done with care. Tail overhang, trailer length, and allowable space must be taken into consideration. For trailers with surge brakes, backing up a steep incline or backing up fast can cause the actuator to apply the brakes. The brakes cannot be expected to hold the trailer without pressure on the hitch to activate the actuator. The load on the trailer should be positioned so a minimum of 8% of the total weight is on all the LT series trailers. The maximum of the total weight on the hitch for the LT8 and LT10 series shall be 30%. The maximum of the total weight on the hitch of the LT12 and LT14 series shall be 25%.

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