Big Tex

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Adam3669, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Does anybody have experience with any of the Big Tex trailers?

    I just bought one and am going to pick it up on Monday.
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I think they are one of the best trailers out there and I got 3 of them. You will be happy with it. What size did you get? Mine are 5x8', 6.5x12', and a 7.5x18'.
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I'm running a 10PI 7X16 BigTex. Bought new in 2001. Replaced the shackle links and both axle brake's last year. So far very happy with it. It's heavy duty with top round pipe and 6 lug 5K axles.
  4. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    If your budget allows get electric over hydraulic brakes. On my trailers PJ 20' and Load Trail 20' the brakes need work every year. They get about 8-10K Miles a year on them. I was told that was normal for electric brakes ???
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,941

    I have a Big Tex (35A ?), 6.5X12 with ramp endgate. I would give it a "middle of the road" rating, not built as well as others, but better than others too. Mine is several years old, and I think the newer ones have better light protection (heavy metal shields over the fixtures). The welds holding the mesh on the endgate broke on one side, the side where I run a walk-behind mower up/down. However, my machine is only a 36" and not very heavy. I would have expected better from the welds. I had it welded one time, but they didn't hold either, so I bolted a hardwood strip over the edge to hold the mesh to the frame.

    Mine only has a 3,500# axle (rated at 3,000 GVW for registration purposes), so no need for brakes.

    Oh yes, one other thing. Mine came with B rated tires, but they only lasted one season (maybe 5K miles). I replaced them with C tires, and they have lasted three seasons with no sign of wear. B tires are too light, even for hauling a couple of mowers. Weight isn't the issue, but it must be the flexing -- I don't know for sure.
  6. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    thanks for the feedback...I got a 5X10 tube piping
  7. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    They are made in Mt Pleasant,Tx which is about 20 miles from mes
    I tried to do businnes with them but they were higher in price that what we got our gooseneck trailer from Parker trailers so we went with Parker instead same specs but was $500.00 higher at Big TEX
  8. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I have a single axle 6.5x12. I am pretty happy now that I put an extra $500 into it to get it workable. Had to : move tail lights up, beef up frame, beef up tailgate (my welds broke also), change tires. Big Tex makes their trailer look good but they aren't very heavy duty in my opinion. Ihave a Texas Bragg Gooseneck. Now there is a good trailer. I get a lot of comments on it. Nice and heavy. I will go with them again.

    JAX LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Hey Man,

    Just Bought One This Week Its A 14'x6.5 I Love The Thing Already Got Alot Of Compliments On It From Other Landscapers To Me Their The Best Trailer I've Seen So Far Their Mad Pretty Solid I Love The Round Steel It Makes It Stronger Excellent Choice To Buy I Paid 1400.00 With Tax Hope This Helps You In Deciding On One.good Luck,be Safe And God Bless.

    Thanks Mike
  10. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Great trailers, but they are grossly overpriced, at least here they are, esp compared directly to other equal trailer manufacturers.

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