Trailer Stabilizing Jacks
In a high traffic distribution center, it is common for trailers to be loaded and unloaded while the tractor cab is off on another job. Depending on the exact characteristics of the cargo, unloading a full trailer can take anywhere from less than an hour where the load is fully palletized through to a full day when individual items are stacked in a container. Freeing up the cab for other jobs and boosts efficiency, and ensures that maximum use of resource is enforced. The drawback of this high capacity use of resources is that trailers are inherently unstable when partially loaded, and this can cause problems unless they are held properly in place with heavy duty trailer stabilizing jacks.
Once the tractor has disengaged from the trailer, and the standard support wheels have been deployed, it is important to stabilize the unit as quickly as possible in order to allow staff to begin unloading the truck as quickly as possible in order to boost efficiency.
Easy Rack offer a comprehensive selection of different trailer stabilizing jacks that are designed to offer complete support in use to a wide range of different vehicles, and ensure that once the unloading or loading process of an unconnected trailer begins, it can be carried out in complete safety from start to finish.
Depending on the weight of the load, you can choose from a number of different support jack options, and as long as these are properly fixed into place, they will offer the same kind of support as maintaining connection to the tractor cab would, but free up the cab for use on other distribution jobs.
A basic trailer stabilizing jack supports a static load of up to 50,000lb, and can be out into place in a matter of moments. The jacks feature a 14 inch base for maximum stability, and have a threaded post that extends from 44 inches to 51 inches in height to ensure that the trailer can be held level on an uneven surface.
When you need a more powerful jack, and also want to be able to lift the trailer, rather than just being able to support it, one option to consider is a spin top jack. These can hold a static weight of 100,000lb and thanks to their simple to use functionality can be used to raise a weight of up to 40,000lb quickly to ensure a completely level working area for forklift drivers inside a truck.
Single beam jacks with either ratchet systems or hand cranks for lifting are available, and these have a huge efficiency benefit when compared with a twin jack system. Provided that they are correctly positioned in the centre of the trailer, they will provide just as much stability as a pair of jacks, and can be adjusted very quickly to ensure that work on unloading can begin just a few moments after the cab has been disconnected from the trailer, further boosting the efficiency of your distribution team.
As you continue to read through our selection of Trailer Stabilizing Jacks, keep in mind we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about our offerings. Call us at 1-888-776-3720 whenever such questions arise and let us help you make the best investment within your budget. We are located in Houston, Texas.