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| By Suzanne Shelley

Reduce the risk of landing gear collapse at loading docks

Heavy loads in front of the landing gear, uneven loads and faulty landing gear can all cause a trailer nose to drop. The Rite-Hite TS-5000 uses a wide top plate (12×66 in.), twin vertical supports and dual base plates to provide stabilizing support, which can prevent accidents during the loading or unloading of trailers at loading docks. The static load capacity of the Trailer Stabilizer is 70 tons (140,000 lb) is more than three times the combined maximum weight allowed for a forklift and load today, according to the manufacturer. Three 13-in. tires and ergonomic positioning handles allow the Trailer Stabilizer to be moved into position easily. An optional communication flag alerts worker and truck drivers that the unit is properly positioned. This versatile unit extends up to 56 in. and retracts down to 40 in. meaning it can service nearly all trailer configurations on the road. — RiteHite, Milwaukee, Wis.