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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Am I in good company on this one, or am I the only one that collects utility trailers?

1) 4 x 8 (red) - Dad built it around 1990 for his Dad, it heavy duty for its size, I woud say 2500 # GVWR
2) 6 x 10 (green) - Dad and I built this one around 2008 as my senior project and it has 3000 # GVWR
3) 5.5 x 12 tilt (grey) - I bought this one in 2014 to haul the Farmall Cub to plow days behind my truck. It is a 5500 # GVWR.
4) 6 x 12 box trailer (white) - This one was purchased from a friend in I think 2013, and it is a 3000 # GVWR.
5) 6.5 x 16 (black) - I bought this one recently and it is a 7000 # GVWR trailer with 5200 # brake axles and it was built in 1986.
6) 6.5 x 16 (yellow) - Dad bought this one in 1984 (1983 model) and it is a 10,000 # GVWR equipment trailer, well used so far lol

I'm only missing a few colors to compete this collection, right? Lol
Mabey a 14 footer and an 18 footer, or a 6 footer? Ugh, how? Lol

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, November 27, 2015 - 11:37 PM.

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:40 PM

No stranger than people that collect garden tractors. I've got 4 registered and 8 not registered. The "yard trailers may not move much but, they are handy. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:43 PM

I have yet to buy a trailer that hasn't needed some level of repair. Just started switching them all over to LED lighting, as the old lighting fails.
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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:50 PM

What no No AC orange trailers? 


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:55 PM

I wish I had your luck of finding trailers I can't find one here that isn't overpriced. It not fun loading a non running garden tractor in the back of a pick up.


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 12:05 AM

I wish I had your luck of finding trailers I can't find one here that isn't overpriced. It not fun loading a non running garden tractor in the back of a pick up.


The key is to find those fixer upper deals. The last two trailers I bought needed all new wiring, lights, jack, and something else. Usually 20-30 years old and beat half to death, but solid lol.
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Posted November 28, 2015 - 05:13 AM

i got 6 GT utility trailers & 1, 6x4 unregd & 2,regd 1, 6x4 & the other is 14x 6"1 duel axle 


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 06:24 AM

Where's the pictures?


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 07:12 AM

I wish I had your luck of finding trailers I can't find one here that isn't overpriced. It not fun loading a non running garden tractor in the back of a pick up.

An old boat trailer with a strap winch converted into a utility trailer works well for me. Mine is a tilt bed 5x9, I have less than $300 into it. The 9' long ramps are excessive, I have to have a 3' choker strap to make the hand crank winch strap hook reach a dead garden tractor.

image.jpeg But with the bed tilted and the ramps hooked up, the angle is nice. Two people can easily push a dead soldier up.



The downside is the 1,500 lb capacity. One tractor at a time.



But it is lightweight and easy to move around. It gets treated like a garden cart half the time.

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:04 AM

I'm down to three road trailers: a 1980- 4' x 8' Snowco:  HPIM1229.JPG

 

2008- 6-3/4' x 10'  Woodworth;  HPIM1205.JPG

 

And the 19 year old, 7' x 16' Woodworth:  HPIM1821.JPG  Which is currently in the shop for maintenance & adding a 2' dovetail to give me more room with the 790 & finish mower & cut down the rampgate.

 

 


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:20 AM

I'd like to find a tandem axle one capable of hauling a car, but they are all priced like gold lately, no matter how much fixing up they need, people want too close to the price of new.... I'm not paying $1500 for one that needs welding on, plus a complete rewire, plus a new deck, springs and hangers, and a coupler too. Oh and they usually dont have title either for that price, I am not going thru that headache ever again. I did that on my current 6-1/2x13 home built...


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:59 AM

You can't have too many trailers!


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 01:45 PM

YES!  That's my look at it! :D  I have big 12000lb that is size of car hauler then and now have 6 x 10 for the smaller tractors and what-ever.  Seems you get correct size, shouldn't need many. Big one for Big stuff, Small one for Small stuff, easy! BUT, make sure you get those rated high enough not to be overloaded. small one is 3500lb, nice size for single axle. Wouldn't buy a 2000 rated. The big one is a little overkill, but glad I had the higher rating couple times.  Have GT trailer sits around and hardly used, most times a wheelbarrow can do same hauling with less hassle. That's why you see them rusting and piled up at places, just not that useful.


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 02:12 PM

I have yet to buy a trailer that hasn't needed some level of repair. Just started switching them all over to LED lighting, as the old lighting fails.

I finished off the deck on my 16 footer..  LED's all around!

 

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 04:00 PM

I have no trailers or trailer.






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