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#16 JBRamsey OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:10 PM

A man really needs two trailers--a tandem for big loads and equipment and a smaller utility trailer. Of course, the best is to have a neighbor with them that lets you borrow whenever you wish.

But I agree, in general, you can never go too big or heavy on a trailer. I have a tandem with 4500 pound axles. It will take anything that I can put on it.

I like the longevity of a steel floor, but I prefer a wood floor. On more than one occasion I've screwed scotch blocks and cribbing to the floor of my trailer when loading it.

To add to the list above, add more tie downs and then add some more. You can never have too many tie down points. And a toolbox up front for chains, chain dogs, ratchet straps, etc..
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:51 PM

My truck has a max rating of 6400lbs so a bigger tandem axle is not really needed. In the future I am probably going to go to something with a little less of a tow rating. Jeep or something depending on my mood in a couple years.

The only reason I want a 12 foot trailer is to haul 12 foot lumber without overhang. The 6.5 wide makes it nice for hauling tractors with bigger decks.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 11:56 PM

I like the longevity of a steel floor, but I prefer a wood floor. On more than one occasion I've screwed scotch blocks and cribbing to the floor of my trailer when loading it.

Ya, I dont get that with my steel deck, but I also have bigger trailers with wood decks for bigger loads. For the smaller tractors, the extra blocking really isnt needed. Just ratchet straps by the many.
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Posted June 02, 2016 - 07:54 AM

I don't mess around with those "utility" trailers, I say go big or go home!  :rolling:


All joking aside, I would love to get a little 5x8 or around that size so I can pull a mower around with my little Mazda B2200

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:05 AM

My back hurts just looking at those ramps!

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:21 PM

I currently just have my 4X8, but have been looking at tandems for a while, mostly used, just watch out if you go the used route as there is a lot of overpriced crap out there.

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:33 PM

I keep three, the 10' shown earlier, my 4 x 8' Snowco:  HPIM3162.JPG


And the 16+2 Woodworth:  Farm 2016 012.JPG  It started out as a 16' with 3500# axles & slide-in ramps nearly 20 years ago.  Later, I took it back for 6,00# axles, then a 5' ramp-gate.  Last fall I had the 2' dovetail added & the gate cut down to give me more room for the finish mower I bought last summer.  Replaced the first three 2 x 8" floor boards last fall, the rest are original CCA.  It's sat outside all these years with a coat of sealant each summer!