Trailer for 250 skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Fieldman12, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I plan on getting a different trailer maybe later next year but for now I would like to use the one I got. I plan on putting my Deere 250 skid steer (6400 lbs.) on a car trailer rated for 7,000lbs. total. Counting the trailer and the skid steer I am going to be over the 7000lbs. limit by about 1,400lbs. I think the trailer will handle it fine but wanted all of your opinions. I have plenty of truck to pull it with (Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Turbo Diesel:).
     
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
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    i bought a john deere 250 from a guy last summer who hauled it around like that for a long time...

    I personally wouldn't do it, but its doable.

    make sure you have good trailer brakes and the tires are solid.
     
  3. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
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    As long as your absolutely sure you'll NEVER get pulled over or NEVER get into an accident...then go for it...LOL
     
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Personally, I'd never haul overloaded. The fines involved are huge, not worth it. Get a new trailer ASAP. A big one. You'll never know what you're going to get into down the road. Get something with 12K GVW at least, 14K if you're feeling ambitious. We thought about getting a 10K, bought a 12K, and wished we had a 14 or 16K. Get at least a 20 footer as well, 16's just aren't big enough.
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Scag tells the truth. I bought a 12K 16' Walton in 00'. It was plenty big I thought. I now can haul one of my skid steers on it and the roller thats it everything else I own is too heavy. The last trailer I bought was a 20' Towmaster, dovetail, 18K gvw. When you buy, get the most quality you can afford and I would not even consider a 16' trailer. As said 20' is the way to go. There is a direct corralation between cost and quality, at least thats what I have found. Bought a new 20' PJ 14K gvw cheap. It lasted a year pulling my excavator. Pretty expensive trailer when you do the math.
     

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