Hudson Trailers??????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by The Yard Barber Inc., Mar 18, 2006.

  1. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    I am thinking about buying a hudson trailer from agrisupply co. It is a 4 ton for $1900 is this a good deal? are they good trailers. A guy i know told me that those type trailers will not hold 6,000lbs without breaking at the tongue. Does anyone think this is true?
  2. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 91

    WOW thats cheap,I just had one built direct from the factory[kaufman trailers]with a 7k jack and adjustable coupler was 2k.If the trailer weighs 2500lbs then you can put up to 5500lbs on the trailer.
  3. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    thanks for the reply
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    so an 8000# trailer will break at the tongue if you put 6000# on it? Tell that guy he's a moron.

    I have a 3.5 ton hudson, that I consistently put my 7500# excavator on for two seasons. It's solely the maintenance trailer now, since I got a 5 ton Hudson equipment trailer. IMO, Hudson makes a real nice trailer.

    and yes, that's a great deal.
  5. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    i second that. I have a 6ton and my father has a 4ton. The 4ton has been to hell a back. The paint jobs are not the graetest but your trailer is going to get scratched anyway, it is inevitable.
  6. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 497

    well this is right to an extent,

    whatever weight is on the tounge is deleted from this equation. The truck is carrying that weight.

    so approx 15% tounge weight. 1200 lbs. on the truck
    the trailer is holding 8000lb, 2500 of which is tare(trailer unladen weight)
    so your payload will be 6700lb. not overloading the trailer.

    now all vehicles have what is called a saftey factor this can vary but is usually 20%, so on paper the trailer will hold 9600lb safely (possibly not legally) this is not a good idea to do everyday, but in a pinch slowly and carefully it will not break in half.

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