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Old 10-17-2013, 12:48 PM
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Gooseneck or bumper pull?

I am currently running a 60"ZTR and a 52"WB with a 16' trailer. I will be purchasing another 60"ZTR in the spring and will have to upgrade my trailer also. I just wanna get some feedback from you guys on the pros and cons of both setups. I plan on going with a 22'-24' trailer. Also pics of your setup would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:44 PM
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Id go with the gooseneck becasue you are going with a trailer larger than 20 feet. More stability and a better ride for the truck because the weight is distributed more evenly. Also turns will be easier.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:15 PM
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It depends on your truck, a good solid 1 ton or 3/4 can do a bumper style that big but I mean a good 3/4 not a mickey mouse 3/4.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:55 PM
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I would go bumper if you have the truck to handle it so you don't lose bed space.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:52 AM
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I have a 03 Chevy 3/4 ton with 6.0
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:38 PM
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If it is enclosed it will be heavy. I would only use a goose above 8000 or 9 or so, but I am no expert.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:02 PM
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I have two goosenecks one is 24' ibw and the other is 25' deckover. They have held up better than any bumper pull I've had mainly due to larger axles. They pull better and get around easier in my opinion. Looks like your just a couple hours from me and if you wanted to try pulling one with your truck and some mowers let me know. My 24 will hold 4 60" zero turns but often I just take three and have room for grass clippings and other waste. If you go with a bumper pull get 6 or 7k pound axles. Nothing smaller not even 5200lb axles.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:21 PM
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You carry 5 or 6 thousand just in ZTR's not including everything else , I would definitely do a goose if you carry that much weight all the time.

No dought a goose will pull better but if the trailer is 3000 pounds or under a bumper style may be better.

Aren't goose neck like on trailers at least 4 to 5 thousand pounds empty weight ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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Not sure what they empty weight is but when pulling it everyday I want a trailer that is built heavier. Usually the better it's built the heavier it is and the better it will hold up. That's just my opinion lighter trailers I had in the past did not hold up as well or pull as well.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:55 PM
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We try to stick with bumper only because if the truck breaks for any reason pretty much any truck with a hitch can come grab it for us. Just our thinking.
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