Thinking about buying a roll off trailer? No clue what a reeving system even is? Allow me the opportunity to hopefully give you a look into a very capable system that you might not want to miss out on.
A reeving system means that instead of having a winch to bring the cable in and out, the trailer uses hydraulic cylinders to push a plate attached to a couple pulleys to extend or retract the cable from the system. This gives them superior lifting capacity and a lower chance of failure.
Winches inherently have a high failure rate because of the amount of use that they have to go through on a daily basis in this industry. The reeving system does not require the cable to spool which keeps the cable in better shape, and the hydraulic cylinders are capable of lifting more weight than the trailers axles are even rated for. Ultimately it is a force to be reckoned with in the “Under CDL” category of roll off trailers.
Standard rail system upgrade gives you a 36″ rail width instead of the traditional 47″ width Texas Pride generally uses. This gives you greater scalability with future equipment and trucks, and can be a major selling point for the equipment down the road.
The pony motor is the power unit for the system. In most roll off trailers they put a battery or a series of batteries in line to lift and lower the rails, as well as bring in and out the cable, and operate the auto tarping system. That requires a lot of power, and can easily drain your battery bank if you use the system multiple times a day. Many people will wire the battery bank into the charging system of the truck to prevent them from draining, but the motor is still a superior option for lifting heavy loads.