This a good trailer?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    make sure you get the lowest loading angle you can. Ours is a Eager beaver 20xpt and i think its only like a 8 degree angle..

    Oh and im 99% sure your going to have to pay FET tax on that too which is 12% plus your sales tax. I think that tax is on anything over 33,000gvw i belive. Unless your tax exempt.
     
  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You are dead correct, Just got home from the trailer place.

    For a 30' trailer(25' flat and a 5' dove) along with 6' ramps. was almost $15,000 with the FET Fees.

    Some pics
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    one of the 30' tri

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    random trailer with some huge ass ramps
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    All in All I was very happy with the place and they seem to do a good business as they sold 3 trailers in the hour I was there.

    Just have to seal the deal on a truck now
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are nice looking trailers it is also nice to see twin landing legs.
     
  4. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    Big ramps are for pavers. And if i was you id get a trailer in yellow so its easier to see in the mirrors. Plus black just gets too dirty and dusty looking fast.
     
  5. farmerknowsbest

    farmerknowsbest LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chris, don't fool around, go with a triaxle heavy enough to carry your Volvo. Why buy a trailer that is JUST too small?

    Something like this. This rig hauled a 320CL to do a basement excavation. Very nice setup.

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  6. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im with Chris on this one. Id rather have it moved on a lowboy. Thats alot of weight a good bit off the ground on a tag trailer. Plus if they get a 120 size machine they can just take that if a "emergency" job comes up.
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have to agree with trailer color either yellow or white so you can see your wagon behind you when it is empty it also helps when your hitching up you can see your trailer :laugh:

    I wouldn't buy a tandem tag your just throwing money money away if you have to pay for a lowbed to move a 20 ton excavator.

    Maybe you guys are not used to using a tag trailer but they are just as safe as a lowbed. Non of the contractors has had problems moving 20 ton excavators on triaxle tags. With our 10% grades and twisty roads there has never been a accident from a machine sliding off.

    A contractor that has to pay for equipment moves with 20 ton excavators loose money on every job they have to eat the cost of lowbed fees. The contractors with tag trailers move their own equipment and they are not loosing money.
     
  8. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wouldnt he have to get permits to haul the 210? Thats a wide machine with those tracks.
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Permits are still cheaper than paying the 250 dollars for each lowbed move. In todays market a excavation contractor has to keep everything in house you can't rely on other companies and contractors.

    With Chris's machine having wide pads you would have to use a wide load sign on the front bumper of the truck which is no big deal and hang some orange flags off the side of the tracks other than he is good to go.
     
  10. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,725

    at 250 a move let some one else deal with it. In my old company we had a jc tandem tag with a 3rd lift axle on it that we pulled behind a tri/a 2006 t800 dump. It was nice being able to haul a 200 size machine or even the jcb 160 and johndeere 450j at the same time, but for someone like chris who isnt moving the 200 daily let someone else deal with the headache. I can see them saving big money just by having a dump truck, not so much being able to float the volvo when needed.
     

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