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Goose neck dump trailers for hauling skid steers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by h-desert, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. h-desert

    h-desert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    anyone use goose neck dump trailers to haul skid loaders?
  2. Bobcat John

    Bobcat John LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I used to have A 8x16x4 Anderson gooseneck dump with slide in ramps. It was a nice setup but it was hard on a one ton truck. Now I run a 7x14x2 load trail with slide in ramps.The thing you have to realize is the amount of weight you end up pulling. Trailer = 5000 lbs Skid steer=7-8000 lbs Other attachments=1-2000 lbs. I would not pull a 8x16 again with out a F550 or equivalent. Also if you do buy one dont go cheep.
  3. h-desert

    h-desert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    thanks for the advice, thats what I figured.
  4. tras

    tras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    My buddy puts his skid loader in his dump trailer all the time, he pulls with an 05 Chevy 3500 flat bed duramax.
  5. h-desert

    h-desert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    would a 2500 duramax pull a 20ft goose neck with a skid steer AND a mini excavator at once?
  6. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    the duramax will pull it. there is a question of size for the skid and mini. of course if you went with smaller units it wouldn't be a problem. go with heavier and the question isn't if the truck will pull it as much as if it can stop it and stay under control in a worst case scenario.
    good luck,
  7. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    IT could, but I would not want to be on the road with you
  8. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    Sorry, I was thinking full size skid and mini x, small ones it could you just have to figure out your weight and see if your exceeding it.
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Depends on the size of the machines. A 20 foot gooseneck is pushing 5,000 pounds for the trailer alone, doesn't leave much for the equipment, especially with a 3/4 ton truck.
  10. h-desert

    h-desert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I 've got a 277 cat laoder, so it is rather heavy, looking at buying a mini ex. this spring. Thanks for the input guys, it may be time for a bigger truck.

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