Funny you mention that.... for the last 7-ish years I've owned a 20'+dovetail that I originally bought to move my BX with loader and brushog. In that time I've ended up hauling vehicles with it multiple more times than I have used to move my tractor to the dealer or MIL's property across the county. Point in fact.... I've got a car currently strapped down right now waiting for a trip to town for new tires.ideally, a longer trailer, 20 -24 ft would be what I'd be looking for ... b/c then it could also haul vehicles.
Ya know the older I get the more I see things in gray, as opposed to black and white... and I'm only in my mid-40's. I'm one of those folks that pull a dual axle/dual brake 10K 20' trailer behind a 1/2 ton for occasional use. While I have previously had plenty of experience hauling stuff for previous jobs, when I first purchased my scut I was pretty much green at buying trailers and matching them to needs. I went through the costly learning process of listening to friends and worked my way through a 5K utility trailer and 7K small car hauler before I really listened to my own needs and purchased the above mentioned Kaufman I currently own.Some people would have you believing that you need a 14k and Dually to haul a SCUT. But since most Duallys now are over 12k GVWR that also means CDL.
There isnt any room on this forum (according to some) for half ton trucks and 7k trailers.
Are you implying it would be a disaster because the tractor would move forward? Thats what proper tie downs are for.To get the weight centered properly I had to set the bucket down on top of the rail. I only had to drive the tractor about 3 miles across town this way but I definitely wouldn't drive it like this any further than that. A panic stop would have been a disaster.
Patrick,... It'll be very rare that I need to haul the entire TLB, and for all the other chores it will be super handy to have. I'm going with this trailer. ...