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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 12:54 PM

I am planning to get a trailer to bring home garden tractors and implements. I was wondering what everyone here uses.

I am looking at a 6 1/2 by 12 single axle trailer with treated wood flooring screwed onto the frame. It is made by cross country. I want one big enough to put the tractor, deck and anything else like a plow, snow blower or blade etc and only make one trip.

All of our equipment, large and small, was delivered to Dad's place. I'm thinking it's better to pick it up myself.

Am I headed in the right direction?

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:30 PM

With a trailer, bigger seems to be better until it comes time to store it. I have lots of parking room......... I have 2 trailers.....a 5x8 box trailer, good for pulling one tractor around and a 6x16 trailer that I just put together from an old stripped down house trailer. I do a bit of part time grass cutting and its nice to take some spare equipment with you.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:39 PM

I consider a 6x12 good for one GT & a couple attachments. For small finds, I use my 5 1/2x9 tilt trailer with drive up tailgate. I also have a 6.5x12 single axle, and a 6.5x16 tandem.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:39 PM

I use a 6.5' by 10' trailer most the time. It used to tilt but we moved the axel back 14" so it pulls better. With the axel centered under the bed it tilted nicely, but if you had a uniform load (10' steel concrete forms) it let the trailer get a little squirrely.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:45 PM

I use a 6.5' by 10' trailer most the time. It used to tilt but we moved the axel back 14" so it pulls better. With the axel centered under the bed it tilted nicely, but if you had a uniform load (10' steel concrete forms) it let the trailer get a little squirrely.


I built my tilt trailer with axle more towards the rear. It doesn't tilt with a fixed load without help, but I built it for rolling tractors, so when driven far enough, it tilts nicely. I purposely snugged the tilt pin up, so that I can lift the front of trailer up for loading and it holds itself there.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:52 PM

I built my tilt trailer with axle more towards the rear. It doesn't tilt with a fixed load without help, but I built it for rolling tractors, so when driven far enough, it tilts nicely. I purposely snugged the tilt pin up, so that I can lift the front of trailer up for loading and it holds itself there.


To make ours tilt it take about 260 pounds on the rear lip. and then it wont stay tipped. it doesnt get tilted much, we just use ramps

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 03:57 PM

We either use a 4x8 for small stuff, or a 20ft car trailer with hydraulic tilt bed. I would prefer something in between the two.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 04:07 PM

my trailer is almost 5' wide by 8' long. no tilt but it works good for us. it will haul 1 tractor, 2 weed eaters, 2 push mowers, and the fuel pretty easily.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 06:51 PM

I have 2 trailers right now; a 6x12' I made from a pop-up camper frame and a 4x6 that someone else made. The little one doesn't get used very much, it's axle is mounted solid which makes it quirky to pull. The 12 ft trailer can hold quite a bit with some careful placement. Sometime I'd like to get something around 18ft with tandem axles... I used to have a 16ft care hauler but it was stolen.

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Posted June 10, 2010 - 04:24 PM

We just bought a 6.5' x 16' tandem. I can fit 4 garden tractors on it the size of a MF12 which is perfect for taking them to show. I could also fit the 1655 and two regular sized garden tractors at one time. Either way it would be nice to have a diesel pickup but I plan on giving that inline gas 6 cylinder a workout LOL.

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 06:32 PM

some of them 6 cylinders are hard workin little mules!

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the responses.

I got a 6.5 x 14. I had wanted the 12, but they ony had 10 orf 14 foot in stock.

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 06:28 PM

Nice looking trailer. We have a 6.5 X 14 I believe also. The only draw back to it is that there isn't any brakes on it. Would love for it to have some brakes. With a heavy load the trailer will push the truck so you just have to be careful of that when going around turns and such.

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 08:41 PM

I have a 20 foot tandem axle car hauler trailer. It has a flat deck, no beavertail. I mounted 2 rows of 5 D ring tie downs about a foot inside of the edge along both sides. I can put up to 8 garden tractors on it depending on which ones I take. I use the D rings with ratchet tie down straps to tie down the tractors.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 05:11 AM

I bought a 7 X14 single axle, it is designed for ATV's so has rear and one side ramp at the front, makes loading/unloading a bit easier.
Fully loaded it is too much for my 4 cyl Toyota but I usually can borrow my friends truck for a weekend show if I really freight it.
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