Tilt or gated trailer??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by thefed, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    Im looking for an inexpensive trailer, and came across a nice tilt, 5x8 (yes, its all i need).

    Anyone able to explain the pros and cons of a tilt??? Ive never had one, only used gated in the past.
  2. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    hello , looked into pre built or make your own .Decided to build my own after looking at many designs of either tilt / open or open with gate . I chose open standard type with gate .
    Quality to look 4 in a tilt is agood repairable pivot system
    Replaceable hold down latch ,which holds down tight .
    Guide plates to locate tilt on to draw bar
    As with all trailers locate axle under heaviest item then locate draw bar pivot within 6 inches of this
    Use automotive, air or gas shocks between trailer and frame .This does 2 things it first stops tilt from crashing closed and in the up position it stays there.
    I could not find many different designs on the tilt trailer mechanisms

    tomo:waving: :waving:

    ps the weight distribution ater u have loaded your equipment may effect the tilt operation ,it maybe poor eg willnot tilt up etc .Trial the unit in question if u can.
  3. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    great info, thank you!

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