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GooseNeck Vs Bumper Pull

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by whiffyspark, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. MesaVerdeLM

    MesaVerdeLM LawnSite Member
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    Seems like you've got it all figured out then.
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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just trying to decide on trailer type.
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  3. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  4. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    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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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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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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  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  9. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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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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