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ProTouch Groundscapes
02-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Just picked up our new equipment trailer. I took these two pics at the dealer, i accidentally had night mode selected on the camera when i snapped the pics at home so ill get some more of those later.

quick specs:
19,000lb. GVWR
20' deck 5' self cleaning dovetail
16 ply 17.5" tires
dual jacks
led lights

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00764-1.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00765-1.jpg



and here is the hitch i upgraded to, Curt Industries 2.5" 18,000lb weight carrying capacity, the plate is also 18,000lb capacity and the pintle is 20,000lb capacity.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00761-1.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00762-1.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00763.jpg

Duffster
02-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Sweet trailer. I like the specs too, could never figure out why more trailers are not rated that way. Makes much more sense this way.

KrayzKajun
02-12-2010, 05:36 PM
congrats!!!!!!!!! damn thts alot of snow

Dan85
02-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Very Nice! I wish we could upgrade ours to a deck-over style! Those step-ups look like a convenient add on.

- Dan

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-12-2010, 07:19 PM
thanks for the compliments!

more pics for you guys:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00769.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/DSC00771.jpg
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ProTouch Groundscapes
02-12-2010, 07:28 PM
messin around on the black ice:

http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/?action=view&current=MOV00780.flv

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/th_MOV00780.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/ProTouch%20LLC/?action=view&current=MOV00780.flv)

dozerman21
02-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Nice blades. How do you like the Boss XT? Is there much of an advantage capacity wise or anything else over the standard V? I'll be needing some new cutting edges and center shoe for my Poly V. Would you recommend the new style cutting edges with curb guards and center shoe delete?

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-12-2010, 07:59 PM
the new xt has more capacity when in scoop but the advantage is how much further it throws the snow. we have some high drifts next to the drives so this blade helps us get the snow up and over and onto the lawn. the curb guards are awesome! really helps keep the blade lookin good and the center sections let no snow through.

dozerman21
02-12-2010, 08:06 PM
I was wondering if they would let snow through the middle or not. Good to hear they don't. I think I'll try them out after this season.

Junior M
02-12-2010, 08:17 PM
the trailer looks great!

ARP
02-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Nice looking rig there! Now where is the pick of the rig with the machine on it? :drinkup:

93turbo
02-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Nice trailer my farther in-law has one of thier GNs I just don't like the dovetail a good way to break a leg

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-13-2010, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys!

Nice looking rig there! Now where is the pick of the rig with the machine on it?

soon enough! if we get another big dump of snow, ill need to haul the machine to bust up some piles and stack them back further.

Nice trailer my farther in-law has one of thier GNs I just don't like the dovetail a good way to break a leg

i opted for the self cleaning dovetail because i thought that with muddy tracks on slick oak might not work out, or even during snow season that it might get better traction. i agree you have to be more careful though.

Stick Pro
02-13-2010, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys!

I have the same dove tail on my trailer, I like it I do not have to clean all the dirt off it after the tractor goes over it. Nice looking trailer, congrats.




i opted for the self cleaning dovetail because i thought that with muddy tracks on slick oak might not work out, or even during snow season that it might get better traction. i agree you have to be more careful though.
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riverwalklandscaping
02-14-2010, 07:56 PM
all the stuff is rated 20K lbs but how about the pin to hold the hitch in? haha I only joke because i upgraded my stuff when i got my big dump trailer and then i couldn't find a pin anywhere that was rated at anything over 10K pounds.. I mean i am sure even a 10K pin would probably never ever break but it makes you wonder

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-14-2010, 11:34 PM
i agree, i was having a hard time even finding rated pins. the one i have is 5/8 stainless. its a locking pin. I wouldnt want my $100 pintle setup walking away.

stuvecorp
02-15-2010, 12:29 AM
i agree, i was having a hard time even finding rated pins. the one i have is 5/8 stainless. its a locking pin. I wouldnt want my $100 pintle setup walking away.

I am planning to do a bolt on pintle for the 550 to eliminate both those issues.

Gravel Rat
02-15-2010, 12:56 AM
A grade 5 bolt would work as the pin your not going to sheer it off. I wouldn't use a stainless bolt or a pin they are soft.

The pintle hitch on my truck bolted to a hitch plate I made out of 5 inch chanel iron with the same chanel iron that is bolted to the cheeks of the frame.

I don't trust those reciever hitches I don't like the way they are bolted to the frame.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 02:49 AM
ya ya, everything on the pintle & plate is bolted together using grade 8 hardware; bolts, lock washers and double nuts.

the receiver is bolted to the frame using 8 massive bolts with backer plates that tie two bolts each on the inside of the frame channel.

KrayzKajun
02-15-2010, 03:00 AM
gotta love a ford pullin a nice size trailer!!

i wish my dovetail was self-cleaning, the wood gets slippery

Gravel Rat
02-15-2010, 03:23 AM
The reason why I don't like receiver hitches is your relying on the bolt heads and nuts to support the downward force. Seen too many reciever hitches bending from the weight.

Just my opinion anything I build is built heavier than needed.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 01:39 PM
i realize what your saying but with proper maintenance and keeping an eye on the receiver theres no reason you shouldnt be able to trust one, i mean they are the widest used method of towing out there (short of tractor trailers)

we are getting a bigger dump later this year that will have a pintle bolted directly to a frame mounted plate, like its supposed to be. but until then this will have to do, which is why i went with the strongest receiver i could find.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 02:21 PM
more pics:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/frndinalowplace/DSC00808-2.jpg
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SIWEL
02-15-2010, 02:47 PM
thats a nice looking traier...

How is the tail of the trailer being angle iron, slippery in the winter?

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 02:56 PM
actually i opted for that self cleaning dovetail. all wood dovetails get real slippery in the snow and mud, this angle iron is better for traction, just watch your step!

KPS
02-15-2010, 03:28 PM
You will be able to drive up that frontwards, no need to do a spin on the deck.

A grade 5 bolt would work as the pin your not going to sheer it off. I wouldn't use a stainless bolt or a pin they are soft.

The pintle hitch on my truck bolted to a hitch plate I made out of 5 inch chanel iron with the same chanel iron that is bolted to the cheeks of the frame.

I don't trust those reciever hitches I don't like the way they are bolted to the frame.
GR if the hitches are bending then people are way off on thier tongue weight, if the steel is bending then the bolts are more than sufficient to hold the weight.

joef450snowplow
02-15-2010, 03:40 PM
nice trucks

Junior M
02-15-2010, 03:52 PM
I am really loving that trailer, wanna trade? :laugh:

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 04:37 PM
You will be able to drive up that frontwards, no need to do a spin on the deck.

i did that b/c a guy on plowsite asked for a few certain pics as he is interested in getting one. besides your sposed to go up with the heavy end of the machine anyways.

nice trucks
I am really loving that trailer, wanna trade?

thanks guys! Junior: only if you can get me some of that backwoods man loving ive heard you got yourself into! lol:cool2:

Junior M
02-15-2010, 04:43 PM
i did that b/c a guy on plowsite asked for a few certain pics as he is interested in getting one. besides your sposed to go up with the heavy end of the machine anyways.




thanks guys! Junior: only if you can get me some of that backwoods man loving ive heard you got yourself into! lol:cool2:
Dude, all we were doin was tryin to get my truck stuck but the dam cop interupted the process!

But I am sure there is some guy around here that would wanna listen to banjo music and squeal like a pig with you.. ;)


:laugh: :laugh:

bobcat48
02-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Nice truck and trailer.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-15-2010, 06:19 PM
But I am sure there is some guy around here that would wanna listen to banjo music and squeal like a pig with you..

I have heard that GravelRat has a pretty mouth...;)


Nice truck and trailer.

thanks!

Ben's Landscape
02-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Very nice new trailer!!

Scag48
02-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Good looking stuff. Not sure why you're spinning the machine around on the trailer, good way to get yourself in trouble especially when the deck is covered in snow. You can back that bad boy on there and roll down the road with it facing the rear, won't make any difference.

Gravel Rat
02-15-2010, 10:53 PM
I do like to see a trailer manufacture that has upgraded the tires to 17.5 tires which are expensive but they do carry a load better than the 16 inch tires.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-16-2010, 09:45 AM
Good looking stuff. Not sure why you're spinning the machine around on the trailer, good way to get yourself in trouble especially when the deck is covered in snow. You can back that bad boy on there and roll down the road with it facing the rear, won't make any difference.

the only reason i had it on there like that was b/c a guy on plowsite requested some pictures b/c he wants to buy one. i know its fine facing the rear, i loaded it up that way, the trailer never left the lot, just put the machine on for the pics.

93turbo
02-16-2010, 08:54 PM
My father in-law uses his trailer to haul antique pulling tractors and we have to back some on and we have never had a traction problem till we get to the deck. My trailer uses 1/4" chain to hold the ramps up so I just hook to 2 chains together across the dovetail and that gets me all the traction I need to load my mini X even when snow covered