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Advice buying 12 ton tag

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Duke, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. jmac

    jmac Senior Member

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    Agree 100%, but when I need to purchase allot of other stuff and I have to consider every 1$ I spend; I wonder how bad do I need the best trailer. A trailer is not the most profitable piece of equipment you own. An extra $10k spent on something else makes more sense to me. Air brakes are great for loads over 25k lbs but if you are using a dump with a Jake like I do then electric is fine. My dump hauls 40k lbs in the dump box everyday with no extra braking but its own so electric trailer brakes (if they work) are fine for a 25k lb load or less with a 55k lb gvwr truck. Now if I want to haul a 35k to 40k lb trailer than I want air brakes for sure.
     
  2. Duke

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    I'm actually thinking i might be better off with a 15 tonner.

    If I go 12 tons, that's 24,000 GVWR. The trailer itself weighs 6,000lbs. That leaves me with 18,000lbs max payload. I think the high reach weighs around 17-18,000lbs. Don't know what a CAT 416 4x4, cab EX-hoe weighs....must be close to 17,000-18,000lbs.

    Maybe a 15 ton would be better.......

    I gotta get my 9 ton sold first.
     
  3. Ford LT-9000

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    You have to keep in mind you don't want to overload your single axle you get too much weight hanging behind the rear axle it will push the truck around and seesaw on the rear axle. Single axles don't pull heavy tags very well unless you get a triaxle tag so the weight is on the trailer axles than on the tounge of the trailer.
     
  4. Duke

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    Yes, I know. I don't see as many tri-axles around as I used to, but my single axle is real heavy (16,000 lbs) so I'm not too worried.
     
  5. cleanip

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    12 ton trailer

    hi jmac do you still have that 12 ton trailer ,just bought a 19 K mini excavator ?
     
  6. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums cleanip! :drinkup
     
  7. jmac

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    cleanip, still have it, still use it every day and still need a 20 ton tag.
     
  8. Nac

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    Jmac there is a 2002 20 ton trailking tag for sale here in Norther NJ I think the guy wants 10,000 of BO I looked at it but think the 19' deck is to short for me.
     
  9. jmac

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    Thanks NAC, if it was September or March I would look at it but all I am doing now is snow plowing so I would hate to spend the money this time of the year. If he still has it in Feb pm me his number. Won't be moving my 150 much, if at all, for a few months.
     
  10. danjohnson4

    danjohnson4 New Member

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    Winston Trailers

    I've had great luck with Winston Trailers. Very reasonable price and great reliability. It is tough to find both of those qualities in a trailer. If interested contact me @ danjohnson4@yahoo.com. I never had any luck with the Econoline trailers. I would shy away from them. They may be cheap but that is exactly what you get. I've always felt that a good trailer was a cheap insurance policy as I had one come apart going down the road with my very expensive equipment on it!

    Dan
     
  11. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums danjohnson4! :drinkup
     
  12. dragman1111

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    From my experience air is the only way to go.electric brakes will only work for a year or two.
     
  13. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums dragman1111! :drinkup
     
  14. kcarroll

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    Call our guys at Kaufman Trailers 336-790-6880. We offer factory direct pricing, so we're kind of like a wal-mart of trailers. Here is our website. www.kaufmantrailers.com. We are introducing live online chat with a pre-sales specialist on the site as well. Good luck friend.