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The new Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcat_ron, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Just picked it up today:
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    It rides real nice, it needs some more room in town for corners, but we all drive like idiots here anyways, so I'll fit right in.
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Very Nice!!!
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,584

    ho long is it? 18'?
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Now you can go make a few trips across the Patullo to give you some practice or take some sunday drives around Richmond :laugh:
     
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Nice Trailer
     
  6. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Wow nice buy
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    It's a 21 foot deck, flip the ramps up and gain another 5 feet, 20,000 pound max. capacity, empty weight is 6100 pounds, so it's only 2100 pounds heavier than my old tilt deck.

    After trade in (-$3500) with taxes and other fees, I paid $7200 and change.
    Bobcat Country was going to make a deal with me on a Big Tow Trailer, but they are treating me like sh*t right now, so I took my money up the road.

    It's really hard to steal (or borrow) this trailer, I have a reverse King pin set up, the pin is in a pop-up sleeve in the deck and the jaw is on the trailer, around here, everyone either uses a 5/16 ball or a traditional King pin system, I am backward ass, besides, this system is rated for 32,000 pounds, I can literally hang the truck and loaded trailer and not snap the pin.
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    I had it all loaded up yesterday, feels really nice on the highway and it handles like a dream.
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    The Inverted King pin hitch, backing up to is soooooo easy, just get the trailer sides in line with the side of the truck in the mirror and the jaws self align everything and lock when you hit the sweet spot, unlike a ball mount where you are always too far off!
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    At the end of this month, my welder will be putting "legs" under the ramps, when you load a machine on and if the truck is really light, the trailer will pick the truck off the ground, and if you are on an incline.......OH SH*T!!!!
     
  9. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    im liking that inverted king pin, are they a pain to unhook when loaded?
     
  10. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I have a stupid question to ask, I know what a gooseneck hitch is and a fifth wheel hitch is, but which one is better overall. Is one better for hooking up, can one handle more weight? Are gooseneck hitches better because they dont take up space in the truck bed? Thanks
     

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