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Lightweight 14k trailer?

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Farmerben, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Farmerben

    Farmerben Member

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    I’d like a 14k trailer to pull my Takeuchi tb250-2 with my f250, rated to pull 13,300 lbs.
    ideally this means a trailer under 2,000 pounds. Anyone make a trailer this light or a way to build one this light?
     
  2. RTSmith

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    Well, I have a Delta 18' (16'flat, 2' dove) that the shipping label says is 3,182#. I got a 20' in yesterday that says 2,000#. I believe the 3,182 is more accurate. Frankly- I wouldn't trust my machine on something of a lesser build. I'll be selling the 18' soon if it can fit your needs. You're welcome to look at it in Shelbyville.
     
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    I have a Midsota TB-20 tilt trailer that they show as 3,296# just for what it is worth.
     
  4. suladas

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    I have a 18' Southland with 2 7000lb axles it weights about 2250lbs that I haul my Takeuchi TB153FR on that's just a hair over 13,000bs. Had it for about 10 months now and it's taking it fine. I don't think you'll get much lighter trailer though, maybe if you go to a 16' or 14' may need to be custom built though or 6000lbs axles with the trailer rated for 13,000lbs though I don't know if the trailer would be much lighter.
     
  5. suladas

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    A lot depends on the options. Beavertails are heavy, and from 18' to 20' seems to jump the weight a ton for some reason. A very basic trailer with flip up ramps will be a lot lighter.
     
  6. Farmerben

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    Sulada So it sounds like it’s overweight?
    What do you pull it with?
     
  7. suladas

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    Nope. Trailer is rated for 15,400lbs. Depending on extra buckets, dirt on machine etc i've scaled up to 15,600lbs, i'm not too worried about a few extra hundred pounds. I load it so it puts 2000lbs on the pin to make sure I never overload the trailer axles. I pull it with a 13 ram 3500, rating for 17,000lbs.
     
  8. Farmerben

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    Do you use a cdl with this setup?
     
  9. suladas

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    No. I'm in Canada so no CDL required for a pickup, regardless of weight.
     
  10. Farmerben

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    I think that’s the first time I’ve been jealous of Canadians
     
  11. suladas

    suladas Senior Member

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    There's lots more reason to be jealous! It would be such a pain to need a special licence for a pickup. Although I have a class 1 anyway and can drive anything.