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The Yard Barber, Inc.
03-19-2006, 12:09 AM
I am thinking about buying a hudson trailer from agrisupply co. It is a 4 ton for $1900 is this a good deal? are they good trailers. A guy i know told me that those type trailers will not hold 6,000lbs without breaking at the tongue. Does anyone think this is true?

echovalley
03-19-2006, 10:21 AM
I am thinking about buying a hudson trailer from agrisupply co. It is a 4 ton for $1900 is this a good deal? are they good trailers. A guy i know told me that those type trailers will not hold 6,000lbs without breaking at the tongue. Does anyone think this is true?
WOW thats cheap,I just had one built direct from the factory[kaufman trailers]with a 7k jack and adjustable coupler was 2k.If the trailer weighs 2500lbs then you can put up to 5500lbs on the trailer.

The Yard Barber, Inc.
03-20-2006, 12:33 PM
thanks for the reply

GreenMonster
03-20-2006, 12:52 PM
I am thinking about buying a hudson trailer from agrisupply co. It is a 4 ton for $1900 is this a good deal? are they good trailers. A guy i know told me that those type trailers will not hold 6,000lbs without breaking at the tongue. Does anyone think this is true?

so an 8000# trailer will break at the tongue if you put 6000# on it? Tell that guy he's a moron.

I have a 3.5 ton hudson, that I consistently put my 7500# excavator on for two seasons. It's solely the maintenance trailer now, since I got a 5 ton Hudson equipment trailer. IMO, Hudson makes a real nice trailer.

and yes, that's a great deal.

TerraVenture
03-20-2006, 01:35 PM
i second that. I have a 6ton and my father has a 4ton. The 4ton has been to hell a back. The paint jobs are not the graetest but your trailer is going to get scratched anyway, it is inevitable.

start2finish
03-20-2006, 07:33 PM
WOW thats cheap,I just had one built direct from the factory[kaufman trailers]with a 7k jack and adjustable coupler was 2k.If the trailer weighs 2500lbs then you can put up to 5500lbs on the trailer.

well this is right to an extent,

whatever weight is on the tounge is deleted from this equation. The truck is carrying that weight.

so approx 15% tounge weight. 1200 lbs. on the truck
the trailer is holding 8000lb, 2500 of which is tare(trailer unladen weight)
so your payload will be 6700lb. not overloading the trailer.

now all vehicles have what is called a saftey factor this can vary but is usually 20%, so on paper the trailer will hold 9600lb safely (possibly not legally) this is not a good idea to do everyday, but in a pinch slowly and carefully it will not break in half.