Bailey drop bed low loader

Wigeon

Member
Arable Farmer
Quite keen on one of these, but ould welcome any user experiences. One particular question is can you drop it off and pick it up without dropping the bed, i.e. if using it behind a loader which only has one service for the pickup hitch & trailer, and involves swapping pipes etc.

Many thanks
 

mtx.jag

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Location
pembs
Quite keen on one of these, but ould welcome any user experiences. One particular question is can you drop it off and pick it up without dropping the bed, i.e. if using it behind a loader which only has one service for the pickup hitch & trailer, and involves swapping pipes etc.

Many thanks
We use them to shift slurry equipment about never drop them flat to be honest. Sold the oldest one last year,can’t remember last time the bed had needed to be dropped.
 

zero

Member
Location
Yorkshire
We drop ours to the floor for digger's and implement's too wide for the road but leave the body raised for bales, fert and seed corn and just lower the drawbar onto a sleeper when we drop it off the loadall.
Think only down sides are the low ground clearance and they're very lazy on corners so sometimes have to be on the wrong side of a main road to turn into a tight gateway.
 

Fivedoors

Member
Location
Leicestershire
We drop ours to the floor for digger's and implement's too wide for the road but leave the body raised for bales, fert and seed corn and just lower the drawbar onto a sleeper when we drop it off the loadall.
Think only down sides are the low ground clearance and they're very lazy on corners so sometimes have to be on the wrong side of a main road to turn into a tight gateway.
As all above mine is only 5 meters and 4 ton carrying capacity but can be really useful moving cultivators to wide for the road ,did some reseeding last year managed to get roll cultivator spreader on so only one journey moves combi as well!
 

Big_Alan

Member
I have a 4.8 metre drop bed for shifting my tracked post driver about. I do like it although it turns like a boat in the corners. In relation to your question regarding spools, it uses two spools. One for operating the rams for lifting it up and down and the other lifts or drops the stoppers.
 

Wigeon

Member
Arable Farmer
Thanks all- presumably then you can just leave it raised all the time and not worry about plugging in the hoses, and just drop the drawbar on a block when dropping it off with the loader.

Presumably though that it can be a pain when you want to reconnect the pressurised hoses if you need to drop the bed?
 

mtx.jag

Member
Location
pembs
Thanks all- presumably then you can just leave it raised all the time and not worry about plugging in the hoses, and just drop the drawbar on a block when dropping it off with the loader.

Presumably though that it can be a pain when you want to reconnect the pressurised hoses if you need to drop the bed?
There should be chocks on the rams to take the pressure off the hydraulic system.
 

zero

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Ours has two pins that the body rests on to take the weight off the hydraulics. Then we just use it like a normal flat trailer.
 

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