View Full Version : Goose neck dump trailers for hauling skid steers?

02-17-2008, 11:21 PM
anyone use goose neck dump trailers to haul skid loaders?

Bobcat John
02-18-2008, 07:59 AM
I used to have A 8x16x4 Anderson gooseneck dump with slide in ramps. It was a nice setup but it was hard on a one ton truck. Now I run a 7x14x2 load trail with slide in ramps.The thing you have to realize is the amount of weight you end up pulling. Trailer = 5000 lbs Skid steer=7-8000 lbs Other attachments=1-2000 lbs. I would not pull a 8x16 again with out a F550 or equivalent. Also if you do buy one dont go cheep.

02-18-2008, 11:09 AM
thanks for the advice, thats what I figured.

02-18-2008, 05:19 PM
My buddy puts his skid loader in his dump trailer all the time, he pulls with an 05 Chevy 3500 flat bed duramax.

02-18-2008, 06:22 PM
would a 2500 duramax pull a 20ft goose neck with a skid steer AND a mini excavator at once?

02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
the duramax will pull it. there is a question of size for the skid and mini. of course if you went with smaller units it wouldn't be a problem. go with heavier and the question isn't if the truck will pull it as much as if it can stop it and stay under control in a worst case scenario.
good luck,

02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
IT could, but I would not want to be on the road with you

02-18-2008, 08:23 PM
Sorry, I was thinking full size skid and mini x, small ones it could you just have to figure out your weight and see if your exceeding it.

02-19-2008, 03:35 AM
would a 2500 duramax pull a 20ft goose neck with a skid steer AND a mini excavator at once?

Depends on the size of the machines. A 20 foot gooseneck is pushing 5,000 pounds for the trailer alone, doesn't leave much for the equipment, especially with a 3/4 ton truck.

02-20-2008, 01:41 AM
I 've got a 277 cat laoder, so it is rather heavy, looking at buying a mini ex. this spring. Thanks for the input guys, it may be time for a bigger truck.

02-21-2008, 01:06 AM
We have a 22ft gooseneck that we haul a Cat 262 with VTS tracks on and sometimes pull it with our Chevy 2500hd duramax. It is at max capacity, most of the time we use a Chevy 3500 it pulls it much better.

02-22-2008, 06:38 PM
I tried it for a while instead of making two trips one for my geihl skid steer and one with the mulch stone and other items. My 3500 duramax pulled it in the 8x14x2 dump trailer but it was a lot and with it being so high. I always wondered what if I have to take evasive measure whats going to happen? plus getting to attachments is a pain. 8700 lbs of skid steer 2000-2500 lbs of attachments and the trailer at 3300lbs is alot on a 1 ton truck. It also never fails that I have material to haul off or make two trips taking dirt or extra block or stone to or from the job. I finally broke down and bought a 20' plus 5' dove tail gooseneck trailer and I can haul my skidsteer easily and I can get to attachments and load and unload pallets with ease. I use my dump trailer for bulk goods such as mulch, limestone, sand and the best use of all leaf collection. I even thought about getting a semi truck and a large deck over but I could almost buy two trucks for that price plus the additional cost of CDL and the insurance.