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SouthernYankee
01-05-2006, 11:06 PM
I am going to have a trailer company where I live make me a trailer and I have to decide if I should or shouldnt have the rails around the trailer.


On my last trailer I didnt have them, but I can order the trailer with or with out them. I was thinking that they would get in the way of the front and back chains.


What do yall think? thanks Sy

General Landscaping
01-05-2006, 11:22 PM
Get a dump trailer with ramps and tie-downs in the floor.

No sense in having a trailer that is limited to 1 job.

SouthernYankee
01-05-2006, 11:28 PM
already have a 1 ton dump...so I dont need a dump trailer

all ferris
01-06-2006, 11:50 AM
I have a skid steer trailer with rails and I think if I was going to start from scratch I would have a over the tire flatbed where the bed it self is 102" wide. This trailer would also have a dove tail and fold up ramps (with spring assist). The rails are nice and kinda "keep" thinks on the trailer not to mention that they lower the load but they really hamper side loading as well as limit the width of a machine that can be put on the trailer. My t200 skid is 79" wide and the trailer is only 80.5" wide which makes it dificult to load the trailer and basically limits me to a 80" bucket.

SouthernYankee
01-06-2006, 01:43 PM
All Ferris,

Your trailer is like the one I am thinking about having built, but the rails much different, they raised up like 3 or 4ft. How much did that Tailer cost you if you dont mind? thanks

all ferris
01-06-2006, 06:00 PM
trailer cost me $3800 3 years ago and I think they are $4500 now.

SouthernYankee
01-06-2006, 06:04 PM
I just got a price on my trailer for a little over 3k brand new.


Thats a nice trailer ferris thanks for the help.

all ferris
01-06-2006, 08:30 PM
Make sure you get at least 6k torflex axles!!!!

SouthernYankee
01-06-2006, 09:57 PM
Ferris ,

I will take a picture of it when I get it in a few weeks. so far this is what I plan on ordering nothing special. Everything including plates, taxes for $3,000.


14ft bed

8,000 lb payload


steel ramps

all ferris
01-07-2006, 10:53 AM
No wonder it's only around $3000. The trailer I posted a pic of is 14000#and 18' long. If I were you I would be looking for a higher payload. If looks like you have a 751 bobcat, which will be fine on the trailer you mentioned, but what if you get some bigger jobs and decide to get a bigger skid? I think my T200 bobcat is right around 8000# so if I were you I would think about the future. A heavier trailer won't cost too much more.

SouthernYankee
01-08-2006, 01:26 AM
I only need a 8k payload trailer, my machine is only a few years old and paid for. I didnt realize your trailer is 18 ft. thanks for the help