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Looking for a gooseneck to haul my tractor. Any tips

on what to look for, manufacturers to avoid? Would prefer a used one. The truck is a 2011 Crew Cab 2 wheel drive diesel with a B&W gooseneck hitch. The tractor weighs 7300lbs and I have a small trackhoe that is 6500lbs. Don't think I can legally tow them at the same time, but would like to upgrade from my bumper pull 10k trailer. Suggestions are welcome.
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How long is your trailer? And just make sure you have good axles under what ever trailer and heavy steel for a frame, 6 lug and up. Btw your load is what about 13.8k combined so if your truck and trailer combined are at 6.2k you end up with 20k, what's your max gcwr?

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If you have dual wheels in the rear you should be legal. Not sure what SRW tow weight is. What exactly are you driving? There are quite a few good trailer builders up in PA but not sure if you want to go that far but they sell direct so no middle man.
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From what I hear big tex actually has an assembly plant in south ga here

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Contact Trailers for Less in GA, they are a dealer and can help you out. Good guys and good prices, I get alot of parts from them.

I hope the 2011 is an F-350 DRW, that is the MINIMUM, I would use on that, a 450 or 550 would be better, that's alot of weight. I'd look at a trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes. You definitely want a gooseneck for this job.

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I've owned just about every big brand of tandem dual gooseneck trailer out there.

From my experience, Texas Pride is a good trailer and their prices are better than most. I DO NOT care for Big Tex trailers. Delta makes a nice trailer but they are hard to find if you're going the used route. I prefer radial tires over bias ply.

Whatever you get, spend the extra few hundred bucks and get a torque tube, LED lights and dual speed jacks.

A lot of your decision will be based on how much you want to spend, new or used and are you willing to drive a little ways to get one. Are you hauling commercially or just for personal use?

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How long is your trailer? And just make sure you have good axles under what ever trailer and heavy steel for a frame, 6 lug and up. Btw your load is what about 13.8k combined so if your truck and trailer combined are at 6.2k you end up with 20k, what's your max gcwr?
a 2007 F250 CCSB can take 23.5-26K GCWR... so I'd say he's ok depending on the weight of the trailer and his gear ratio.. i mean he has a 2011 so i'd imagine its more than an old 6.0L

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Contact Trailers for Less in GA, they are a dealer and can help you out. Good guys and good prices, I get alot of parts from them.

I hope the 2011 is an F-350 DRW, that is the MINIMUM, I would use on that, a 450 or 550 would be better, that's alot of weight. I'd look at a trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes. You definitely want a gooseneck for this job.
why would you say that? i towed 19K with my F-250? its rated for 23,500lbs.. granted that probably wasn't legal but hey it was fully capable..

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This thread is going to head in the wrong direction. A lot of people on here haul commercially and are going to give you advice based on what they have to go through to haul.

If you're not hauling commercially, your truck is fine with the weight. If you have to stop at scales and have a CDL, don't haul those loads.


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This thread is going to head in the wrong direction. A lot of people on here haul commercially and are going to give you advice based on what they have to go through to haul.

If you're not hauling commercially, your truck is fine with the weight. If you have to stop at scales and have a CDL, don't haul those loads.
my point.. is he hauling commercially.. cause if not he should be fine

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I've owned just about every big brand of tandem dual gooseneck trailer out there.

From my experience, Texas Pride is a good trailer and their prices are better than most. I DO NOT care for Big Tex trailers. Delta makes a nice trailer but they are hard to find if you're going the used route. I prefer radial tires over bias ply.

Whatever you get, spend the extra few hundred bucks and get a torque tube, LED lights and dual speed jacks.

A lot of your decision will be based on how much you want to spend, new or used and are you willing to drive a little ways to get one. Are you hauling commercially or just for personal use?
PM me if you have any specific questions.
Right. Same question I asked previously. Let's see what he has to say.


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