T-dollies

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown Now, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    T-dollies are starting to filter their way in to the system. Had one the other day. Handed it off to my meet driver. You can slightly feeling it retracting. Other than that I could not sense anything different. Anyone else get a chance to pull one? This was dolly one in a set of triples.
     
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  2. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Let me know when they start bringing in the blow up dollies, and you'll have my attention.

    @Indecisi0n
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Wow! Didn't take long for that to happen?
     
  4. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    Starting to see a lot more of them.
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building has one on display. Not sure if it is to train Feeders on pre-trip or train the wrenches on maintenance.
     
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  6. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    I've already seen one red tagged at the triples pad. I'm sure there's going to be bugs. Come hell or high water, they're going to make them work.
     
  7. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    We were checking one out the other day, it has many more parts in it that can break -.-
     
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    So when the dolly doesn't expand back when going around a corner and the set pinches up is that going to be an avoidable accident????
     
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Expect the unexpected
     
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  10. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    It's already happened. Driver was not charged.
     
  11. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I pulled one this week. Couldn't tell much of a difference while driving. It felt lighter than the standard dolly when lifting to put on hook, and the lift handles are higher off the ground so you don't have to bend over as far to lift it up. I did see one in our red tag lot that did not expand which is my biggest concern with them, and I will probably use them sparingly going forward until they get the bugs worked out.
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Why even bother using one unless it's in a pre-built set you're pulling? We usually have an ample supply of dollies in our yard so I'd pass on one of those.
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Seems like a smart plan to me.
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I've never been in Feeders ... can I post here?
     
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  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    NO.
     
  16. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Don't see why not.... Upstate has never officially been in management ...(only a jr. On road sup in his mind) and he seems to do enough posting on the management threads....
     
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  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Are there any extra steps or do dads that you have to do with these extendo dollys????
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    And the bad thing is, he seems to know more than the PT Sups.
     
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  19. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Mechanic told me today that they were not designed to be towed without the air hooked up. The computer freaks out that its going 45+ mph and wants to retract but has no air. Thats why it thows a code and so many are sitting red tagged
     
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  20. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    What is a T-Dollie??