Heavy Equipment Trailer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by GeoffDiamond, Oct 22, 2000.

  1. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    What brand do you use? How long have you had it? What do you use to pull it?

    I will have to replace my equipment trailer next year. This is after 18 years of use and abuse.

    Geoff
     
  2. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    For my big stuff I use a 50ton three axle tag built by Dynaweld.It is pulled by one of three macks 2 are 400hp tandems,1 is a 350hp single with cheater,this is the one we use most.We pull both our tractorhoes,rubber tired loader, road grader,crawler loaders,and a 29,000# excavator.We hire our 49,000# machine moved.We love the tag set up it has served us well.
     
  3. Pauls Mowing

    Pauls Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    I used a Miller OTG44, 22 ton tandem axle trailer with a hydraulic tilt deck. Pulled it with a '90 Ford LA9000, single axle, with a Cummins 315 and a 9 speed. this worked out well to haul my Case 580D backhoe. I also hauled 3 yard loaders for other people, and a few dozers. The largest machine I had hauled with it was a JD 590 excavator, which put me over weight by about 300 pounds.

    I've owned 2 Millers, both excellent trailers. The short wheel base makes getting in and out of tight places a breeze. There are a lot of good trailer manufactures out there, just depends on what you need, the style you like and other considerations.

    Hope this helps.

    Paul
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    Well I don't own it but I have been having my machine moved by a local towing co. and they have a landoll with the slidding wheels and it is very nice.loading and unloading is not chor at all with the good load angles .I know it's a bit higher than a regular tag but you could do equipment moves for other contrators to get some money for the extra expense.I assume that you realy only want a tag but landoll makes one of those too.check them out.
     
  5. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Well, I am looking at another interstate tag a long. However, I am also thinking about refurbing the old one. It needs breaks, bearings, and new springs would help. However the frame is in good shape. I am thinking, new paint, lights, redue the breaks and break lines, new planks, and springs, and I will have a trailer ready for another 10 years. It would be a good winter project I guess.

    Has anyone done anything like this?

    Geoff
     
  6. justa hick

    justa hick LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 17

    we rebuild our 48' over the road flatbed trailer.we sandblast repaint refloor tear takes us bout a month and we have a almost new trailer for around 2500 to 4000 a big difference from new

    [Edited by justa hick on 11-08-2000 at 03:23 AM]
     
  7. Pauls Mowing

    Pauls Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    I rebuilt both Millers I had. Rewired everything,new bearings, new deck, sandblast, paint. The frame was good enough to keep her going a long time, so it was cost effective for me to rebuild vs a new trailer. Plus I enjoyed doing the work.

    Paul
     
  8. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Our trailer refurb is complete. The busy snow season caused the project to drag on forever. However it was a very large savings to refurb the trailer. We also picked up a 10 year old Interstate to use over the winter, that we will refurb next winter.

    Geoff

     

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