Bracket Talk
any dragster owners out there use a lift gate style stacker to haul your car?

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April 05, 2020, 12:26 PM
ssmith
any dragster owners out there use a lift gate style stacker to haul your car?
I need to know what type of dolly you use to support the car while the front of the car hangs off the lift gate. I have been looking for pictures of Top Fuel cars being loaded to see what they use but I haven't had any luck.

thanks in advance
April 05, 2020, 05:23 PM
TD3550
Here is Kalitta's car on the full unload.
Give you an idea. Also keep a securement device on the back of the car while the car is hanging out there and the deck is operational. One of those JIC moments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0NkO-qIZx0

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April 05, 2020, 08:16 PM
rusty
a friend uses one and his tailgait has rollers near the end,the frames merely rests on the roller untill the front wheels get to tailgait while pushing in.


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April 06, 2020, 01:29 PM
ssmith
thanks for the info guys. I have a friend that's gonna build one like Kalitta uses. It will be ready way before we get to race.
April 06, 2020, 03:37 PM
BD104X
I'm gonna guess you go racing with a slightly smaller crew than the average Kalitta team! Seems like too much trouble for a bracket race operation. A friend of mine had one of those and I used to get tired just watching them load up... He sold it before long.


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April 06, 2020, 05:02 PM
Top355x
I’d mount a roller from like oil truck on gate or mount a wheels on chassis so it’ll roll in
April 06, 2020, 05:04 PM
Top355x
Thinking about installing wheels on mine in front of foot box to help get over beaver tail
April 06, 2020, 05:08 PM
Top355x
Check out s w dragster loading wheels
April 06, 2020, 09:00 PM
ssmith
quote:
Originally posted by BD104X:
I'm gonna guess you go racing with a slightly smaller crew than the average Kalitta team! Seems like too much trouble for a bracket race operation. A friend of mine had one of those and I used to get tired just watching them load up... He sold it before long.




The trailer doesn't belong to me. I am fortunate enough to have a sponsor supplying me with a toter home and this trailer. He also pays for fuel. But I agree, this isn't the best setup for a dragster.