can a p1200, or a p32 pull a pup???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Can a p1200 or a p32 pull a pup trailer???
     
  2. spuman

    spuman New Member

    Please don't give anyone any crazy ideas.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My understanding was that a P12 (which I used to drive) made a too long combo when coupled to a TP-60.

    I always had to switch to a P10 during Peak when I needed a TP-60.
     
  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    lol, Im sure all drivers will be delivering out of semis before you know it...:knockedout:
     
  5. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    how can a package car pull a pup? thats not possible
     
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have heard some package drivers call a TP-60 a "pup" incorrectly. A pup is a 26' trailer. I have never pulled a TP-60. but I have only seen them behind P700s, P800s, and a P1000. I have some pics of some of these in my profile albums.
     
  7. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    yea a pup is a 28 foot semi trailer complete with a kingpin i dont see too many package cars with 5th wheels:laughing:
     
  8. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Sure, bring the package car to Jesse James "monster Garage", bolt on a custom made fifth wheel hitch, install air compressor/ lines/valves/ knobs, beef up the suspension, drivetrain and brakes, drop in a heavy duty medium size diesel engine with at least 250 to 1000 hp, when all said and done, pay Jesse, couple up, raise the landing gears, attach airlines and electrical, apply air to release brakes in the trailer, and your good to go...
     
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    My center won't let us pull with bigger than a 800.
     
  10. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    how about hook a trailer dolly to the back of the package car, then couple a pup to the dolly:happy-very:

    http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n352/carloscoy135/packagecarwithpup.jpg

    it looks legal to me...especially with no air lines or electrical:laughing:
     
  11. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Let's see STUG, Coldwater posted this at 1:23pm today (Sun)....did you put your uniform on, drive to your Center, hook up a trailer,take a picture, return home, download this picture just for this thread? All in about 35 minutes?...lol...your like Speedy Gonzalez....
     
  12. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    I used to pull a TP-60 w/ an 800. Then my route blew out so they gave me a 1000. I didn't mind the power steering and automatic. I thought I'd loose the TP-60 but then they put a hitch on it. It lasted until PAS then they made changes and I don't haul it anymore.
     
  13. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

  14. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    haha yea it does look pretty bad
     
  15. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    But it was ingenius....consider it a rough draft.....
     
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Yeah, really, really rough.:happy-very:
     
  17. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    the worst part is that trailer will have to stay coupled to the dolly cuz i accidentaly cropped out the landing gear :D

    hopefully an engineer will fix that design flaw before they start mass producing
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Yes it was. I have forwarded a copy to Corporate, and taken credit for the idea!!!
     
  19. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    :angry:

    just wait til you see my design for double and triple trailers you will be amazed

    you will be able to hold enough packages to work 72 hour shifts
     
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    We were told the same thing Steve. Only 700 or 800 can pull a trailer.