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Old 11-11-2013, 08:40 AM
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I'm aware of that. Not too concerned about the largest machines. Most machines will be in 8k range

Just trying to figure out what kind of trailer
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Seems like you've got it all figured out then.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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Seems like you've got it all figured out then.
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Just trying to decide on trailer type.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:47 AM
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this company makes good trailers for the money...not that far away from you. http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/

I've had both - one was a 13 ton 24' gooseneck made by Alum-line (weighed about 4500#'s) that I bought from a man in your neck of the woods who used it a handful of times from new hauling show tractors. Paid $7800. Just didn't use it enough to justify keeping it. Always grabbing the 18' 6 ton tag behind more often. The deck size is just about perfect for hauling extra attachments, plus I have the truck bed free.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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get this one and have more bases covered: http://frederick.craigslist.org/grd/4169626595.html
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:53 AM
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this company makes good trailers for the money...not that far away from you. http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/

I've had both - one was a 13 ton 24' gooseneck made by Alum-line (weighed about 4500#'s) that I bought from a man in your neck of the woods who used it a handful of times from new hauling show tractors. Paid $7800. Just didn't use it enough to justify keeping it. Always grabbing the 18' 6 ton tag behind more often. The deck size is just about perfect for hauling extra attachments, plus I have the truck bed free.
A friend just ordered a new skid trailer from them I'll have to check it out. The hitch man quoted me 12k otd for a bit 20 ft 12k and a 14 ft dump sure tracs.

I wonder if Kauffman Would cut me a deal buying two

Its funny how most on here like bumper pulls. Myself included. If you go over to tractorbynet we are "insane" to be bumper pulling anything other than a scut
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:04 AM
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get this one and have more bases covered: http://frederick.craigslist.org/grd/4169626595.html
Now that could come in handy!!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:20 AM
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Ideally have both. U could haul a skid and mini at same time with gooseneck. Saves a lot of time. My opinion, a goose will handle the day to day abuse that larger track machines will give.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:10 AM
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Having both would be ideal IMO. And when I add a dump truck I'll add a 20ton deckover also to cover all my bases
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:50 PM
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What type of tractor and batwing are you looking at that will keep you under 10 k ? Our Woods BW 1800 s are over 5500 #s before we fill the tires and add suspension to them . Go to a larger truck and trailer they are cheaper to run over the long hull.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:35 PM
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Towmaster. Ideally a tilt version in my opinion. My tilt was an 2000 and was beat when I got it and then it's hauled at or over capacity all of it's life and still tows great although it looks like Beirut.
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