Posted June 07, 2014 - 10:43 PM
I had the opposite problem, no medium size trailer. So I went and bought one more recently, bringing the trailer count up to.... Five between Dad and myself. Funny thing is all mine are the medium sizes lol. His is 4x8 and 6.5x16. Mine are 6x10 open, 6x12 enclosed, and 5.5x12 tilt. You might say what the heck, three of almost the same size makes no sense. I have a Ford F150 and before that a Toyota T100. I built the 6x10 open for my Toyota, and it is a 2990 GvWR. Then after getting the Ford I added the enclosed trailer, who doesnt need one of those, it too being 2990 GVWR. Then I needed a trailer I could put the Farmall Cub on without overloading my truck by using Dad's heavy trailer, or my open 6x10. So I bought a 5.5x12 tilt trailer that sits low to the ground, has brakes, and a 5500 GVWR, making it one of the most versatile. Now, if I were in your shoes right now, what I would be looking to get would be a 6x12 tilt trailer with brakes. You will pay extra for brakes, but to be honest with you, they are worth having. The tilt is great for safety as long as you back the tractor on and the trailer is low slung. Yes you will pay more for that feature too lol. Definitely look for a trailer with an under sprung drop trailer axle with drum brakes (all you would need). You will not regret that under a tilt trailer, and you will also not drag your mower decks loading and unloading. You may drag the trailer in places though, if not careful. If money is an issue, you will probably want to consider the advice others have given in this thread, since I seem to have bad spending habits lol.
JD DANNELS said thank you