SLEDsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 03 - Servicing & Transporting Your Sled
When loading a 2-Capacity Tilt-Bed Trailer, it's important to have TWO people to complete the following loading process:
One person holds the trailer down in the tilted position, while the second person drives the machine onto the trailer.
To load the first machine, slowly drive the machine about half way up the tilted bed. Then stop the machine and turn it off.
Have the second person pull the front skis while also pushing down on the trailer bed, to pull the sled into position on the trailer.
Alternatively, if the trailer is equipped with a winch, attach it to the machine and use it to winch the sled forward. If it's not equipped with a winch you may need to dismount from the snowmobile and help the second person pull the snowmobile towards the front of the trailer.
Once the sled has been pulled forward, secure the tilt bed with fastening pins.
Engage the parking brake on the sled and use the trailer’s tie down points to secure the machine to the trailer.
The trailer will be equipped with a rod or bar which will be placed across the skis. The rod will be held in place at the outside ends by a snap pin. Trailers equipped with a bar will be screwed into the trailer deck at the center of the trailer bed.
Tie down the rear of the machine to the trailer using ratchet straps.
If loading a second machine:
Begin by removing the tilt pin and tilting the trailer bed back down.
Repeat the loading process used for the first machine, and then secure the tilt pin back in place. If there are 3 people available to load the machine, both snowmobiles can be loaded simultaneously.
To unload a sled from a Tilt-Bed Trailer, follow these steps:
Remove all tie downs and straps and remove all fastening pins.
Release the brake and SLOWLY ease the machine backwards.
If the machine is equipped with reverse, slowly drive backwards. If it's not equipped with reverse carefully pull the sled backwards until it has been removed from the trailer bed.