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Towing Bumper or gooseneck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OrangeToys, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,020

    Ok I have to buy a new trailer to tow around my new tractor and brush hog with a total weight in equipment being about 5500lbs. Pulling is a 2500HD Silverado

    Should I just spend the extra money and put on the gooseneck hitch (currentyl don't have one) and trailer. Or my second option is install a Class 5 hitch replacing my Class 4?

    Either trailer is going to weigh close to 3500lbs i believe.....
     
  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i would go with a bumper just because i use my bed to haul stuff when im towing my trailer. i dont know if that is an issue for you or not but it seems as if both would get the job done
     
  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    Just get an equipment trailer and be done with it.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,082

    Goose necks handle better at high speed and you can really get creative with jack knifing them into tight spots when turning around. I could back my rig and trailer into a 130 degree driveway where a bumper pull trailer would do some major damage to the truck bumper.
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