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Looking to get some help with trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by McGaw, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    That is a heavy trailer. I have a heavy duty 16 x 8.5 Tandem with 3500 lb axel and surge brakes weighs 1600 lbs.


    Tandems pull better but you will sacrifice the back tires.
     
  2. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    It's only going to be a few times a year I'll be towing heavy loads, for the most part it will just be used for mowers and brush clippings.
    I've found this for sale, what do you guys think? I'd want to remove the storage boxes so it gives more room over the axle. I would probably move them to the front of the trailer and use them for tarps.
    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...ers-6-x-12-Utility-trailer-W0QQAdIdZ478981918
     
  3. goel

    goel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    As soon as you go 2x3500 lbs axles in Ontario they only build them with trailer brakes.

    As soon as your truck and trailer and load combined weight are over 10k lbs you need a yellow safety sticker on both truck and trailer, which also means a yearly safety to get it and trailer brakes.

    Lots of landscrapers run single axle trailers to avoid the above.
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  4. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    I would also need to get an A license I believe

    That's why I'm leaning a little more towards the single axle. I think it will work well for my needs of it.
     
  5. goel

    goel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Um, you do not need an A or even a AR for a pick up and 2 axle trailer.

    "G" is good for : Any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg

    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/classes.shtml
     
  6. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    I misread your other post, thought you wrote load weight over 10,000lbs. That's why I said I would have to get an A
     
  7. goel

    goel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    My post it lbs, government licenses is in kgs
     
  8. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    Yeah, not an issue since my truck will not pull it. Nor would I ever have a load that large (that I know of)
     

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