Trailers and safety chains…….
Something a few people don’t realize is when pulling a trailer with a pickup or passenger vehicle is that you must have safety chains. Not a regular violation in this area as far as what I see but it does happen. If pulling a trailer it must be equipped with safety chains attached to the towing vehicle which are capable of keeping the trailer attached in the event of a hitch or ball failure. Even “goose neck” style hitches must have these. Being farm equipment does not exempt you from this safety requirement. Some might say they have never had a trailer come loose. I have worked a few crashes where that has happened. If the trailer becomes a run-away it may hit someone so it is important to check the hitch and ball often and have in place those safety chains……..
Wise old saying:
Be the first in the field and the last to the couch.