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Old 04-21-2014, 05:36 PM
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What trailer would you reccomend?

I have a 2011 F350 ccsb srw. Have airbags and the tires are rated at 3700#'s. Truck has the 11,500 gvw package. I'm looking for a trailer to tow an 11,000# cat mini excavator and also want to be able to put a car on it. Not sure whether to go goose neck or bumper pull and what style: tilt deck, beaver tail, etc...

As i understand my truck can legally pull 15,700 goose neck and 14,000 bumper pull.

Means the trailer needs to weigh less than either 4700#'s goose neck, or 3000#'s for a bumper pull.

Appreciate any input thanks!
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Mostly highway or in town? Highway I'd go gooseneck for more stability. A lot of in town a bumper pull will follow the truck in tight turns better so you don't take someone's front bumper off lol. I'm also in a cclb 7.3 srw and the 7.3's don't have a great turning radius. If you're looking at single tire axles I'd get 8,000 lb axles making it 8 ton rated. Most 7 ton rated equipment trailers are between 3-4,000 lbs empty so you'd be at max weight or over weight with the mini ex. Not to mention the wear on the axles and brakes. As far as style I like dove tail with attached ramps.


Edit: In town to me is the 8.5-9 foot wide streets in downtown Atlanta where my mirrors almost get taken out by telephone/power poles right next to the street lol.

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I'd go with a Goose neck over the bumper pull, it's like me with my travel trailer I wish a had a 5th wheel. Reason is the weight is over the rear axle making it easier to tow, but I would go with a beaver tail. The tilt deck would weigh more because of the hydraulics and extra frame work.
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This will be a good combination of both highway and in town driving with some narrow streets and tight turns. But it will be 50/50 between the two.

Does anyone make a 20+ foot gooseneck that weighs under 4500?
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PJ Trailers - Classic Flatdeck with Singles (FS)

we use a pj dump at work and its very nice trailer. not a gooseneck though
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PJ does make pretty good quality trailers.

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I will have to contact a rep from them and see what they can build for my application. To me that flat deck seems like the ramp would be to steep for a car.
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I didnt know the cats could transform into a car or is it the other way around?
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I didnt know the cats could transform into a car or is it the other way around?
Will be using it to transport the mini and also cars.
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I figured lol. I would think they could build it low profile for you so its not deckover to decrease ramp angle. I don't know where you're located or your budget but K&K manufacturing in Griffin, Ga will build you just about whatever you want.
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