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Which tilt bed trailer?

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by JamesH, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. JamesH

    JamesH Member

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  2. Theweldor

    Theweldor Well-Known Member

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    The 8" I-beam frame on the second one I think will hold up better. The biggest thing is with torsion axles the trailer has to sit level or you will load one axle more than the other as there is no equalizer between the two.
     
  3. terex herder

    terex herder Well-Known Member

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    I've got a PJ I like. The trailer is a deck over so the ramp angle is a little steeper. But being a deck over its a lot more convenient to haul other things, as its easy to load with a forklift and put the load exactly where it needs to be. I haul a Deere 332 skidder, and have hauled forklifts and ag tractors.

    If I was buying another, I'd get the wireless remote for the tilt and a winch mounting plate.
     
  4. RTSmith

    RTSmith Senior Member

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    Have a solid, and a tilt. Made the mistake of taking the tilt to pick up 2 pallets of material. The pallet behind the axles bent the trailer bed. Have since seen others like this. Tilt trailers are great for equipment, but not as handy as a solid deck. JMHO.
     
  5. motoOzarks

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    I agree.
    don't forget the swing out of the overhang in traffic...….
     
  6. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Well-Known Member

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    Old post though for future reference torsional axles are best left to RV's not just cause equalization isn't there between the axles but the abuse a utility trailer takes over a RV.