I know this is in the wrong forum but I wanted the heavy equipment perspective. I apologize in advance for the long-winded explanation.. I have been running an f350 dually flatbed and 16' 12k bobcat trailer for years in an effort to stay under CDL and stay away from a longer gooseneck which I used to run. I recently picked up a good deal on a used F350 but it isn't a flatbed. I have a rider on my personal insurance that allows me to use it for up to 20% business if I don't put a flatbed on it. Saves about $2k a year and since I won't be hauling all the time, I may do that for the immediate future. I know my trailer weighs about 2300lbs. My modded s330 machine with a bucket weighs about 8900 lbs. which doesn't leave me much wiggle room to haul a heavier attachment. I am figuring exact weights based on the machine weight and trailer weight which I put on a certified scale separately. Should I figure a 10% transfer of weight to the truck for a bumper pull or is it more? If I get a longer, slightly heavier trailer does that affect the transfer of weight to the truck because the trailer is longer? The new Fords use a class V, 2.5" 15klb. rated hitch in case you were wondering what hitch I use. I would like to be able to haul my s330 (8300 lbs without bucket) and 2300 lb mulcher on the trailer or get a longer trailer and haul machine and bucket plus one attachment but I didn't want to overload a 12k rated trailer even though I run G range tires. I have also considered getting a 14k rated trailer and having it rebadged to 13k lbs. I did that with my dump trailer to stay under CDL since I only haul mulch and chips and some metal. Anythoughts other than, "get a CDL and dual tandem"?