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 10-19-2006, 12:49 Post: 136078
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Ok, Since I'm moving (sold the house in 2 days), I need a trailer to haul the tractor since the relo company won't do that. I live(d) 6 miles from the dealership so I just drove it there and back. But I'm not driving it the 350 miles to Wisconsin. I could, but cold at this time of year.

I have an F250 diesel so towing is not a problem. I'd like to keep price to $2k if I can. Oh yeah, my brother is looking to buy a skidsteer so the trailer should be able to haul a smaller skidsteer. My tractor is a JD 4310, loader, mmm and attachments. So I'm thinking a 10k GVWR to cover all duties.

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 10-19-2006, 13:15 Post: 136082
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For that kind of money, it seems that you're looking for a nice used one.

Would suggest a 16 ft. minimum length tandem flat bed with 2 5/16 ball and electric brakes.






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 10-19-2006, 17:31 Post: 136096
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Check the potential weight on that skid steer. Even a smallish one can weigh 8000-9000 pounds and be too much for a 10,000 GVW trailer.

I agree that 16 feet is the absolute minimum for your tractor.






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 10-20-2006, 07:25 Post: 136123
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My brother was looking at skidsteers in the 7k - 8k weight range. So a 10k GSVW trailer isn't quite enough?






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 10-20-2006, 07:42 Post: 136124
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Yeah,8,000 lbs on a 10,000 trailer is marginal,12-14,000 and a goose neck is the next best. ++++$$$$$






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 10-20-2006, 08:32 Post: 136126
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I'm renting out my 18 ft. triple axle trailer to the shop and it is hauling a skid steer everyday along with an extra pair of forks and PHD plus miscellanous fence materials (fence company). It's gross GVW is something like 11,900lbs. New it was a $3,500.00 trailer and has no fenders.






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 10-20-2006, 09:01 Post: 136128
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My 7000 GVW trailer weighs 2000# empty. I'm guessing a 10,000 GVW would weigh about 3000 pounds??

Anyway,(or in this case, anyweigh)do the math first.






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 10-20-2006, 09:52 Post: 136132
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 Hauling the CUT - need trailer

According to the manufacturer my 18' long 12k. pound trailer has an empty weight of 2,655 lbs. and its built heavy!! It's all C-channel and plate.

For a few bucks more I could have had 14k. pound capacity, but didn't think it necessary. I would think a 12k. trailer with a 10k. payload would be about all the average person would need.

Not that I advocate it in the least, but there is some slack in the "rated" capacities. The DOT or troopers will NOT agree with that philosophy though.

Best of luck.






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 10-20-2006, 13:56 Post: 136140
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Iowafun,

Not what you asked but you might find it simpler to keep the two issues seperate and rent a trailer for your move.

I do wish you well with moving and the relocation.






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 10-20-2006, 14:30 Post: 136142
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Murf I hear you on the DOT...but if Iowa is using it for personal, non-commercial use the DOT leaves them alone and goes for the deep pockets like you an' me--or at least you Laughing out loud (I'm a "non-profit", or it seems tha way sometimes). If you have any kind of "company" lettering on the truck and/or trailer and/or machine like I do you WILL get popped--like I did.

The bro-in-law w/skid steer issue is different than personal hauling if the DOT feels they are making money with it (Alabama DOT-- bless their hearts---says their threshold for "money making" is one dollar). USDOT motor vehicle regulations use the rated capacity of the tires themselves as the initial prime indicator of the trailer's capacity. From there they start looking at the axles (how many lugs provides a rough estimate of the rating).






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