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GooseNeck Vs Bumper Pull

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

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Another thing is it has to be new. I'm getting a dump and equipment trailer I got a grant from state for it
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  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    A grant? Can you go into any detail?
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have pm. Who'd you by your last trailer from?
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  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bought it from an individual. But there is a dealer in my town that's got good prices on Horton and I believe he now offers big tex. he also sells hawke and bri mar dump trailers. Google wateree trailer Elgin, sc

    What kind of truck is gonna be pulling these trailers?
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    3/4, possibly a 350 here soon depending on winter
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  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you plan on towing heavy and do go with a goose neck then I would go to a dually truck .
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I vote gooseneck. I love my 25' deck over. Hopefully soon it will be replaced with a 35' dual tandem.
    This load today would have sucked on a bumper pull.

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  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    How much does all that lumber weigh? What would suck so much about that on a bumper pull
     
  9. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    That lumber isn't that much weight...looks heavier than it is. This didn't suck (really wasn't bad to haul), though it's not that often that the dump (10,500 #'s gross) gets that much weight (almost 11,000 #'s of machine). Only had to go a mile up the road.

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  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Being we an 1hr 1/2 trip to where the wood was going on a crappy black top hwy. a bumper pull would have bounced to death.
    I just don't see what the issue is with getting a CDL.

    Guys on here waste more time trying to stay under weight or barely getting by with pushing trailers to their max.
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