/ Utility trailers - what should i know? #91
- May 8, 2017
- Texarkana, TX
- Kubota MX5400 HST, heavy duty bucket, 3rd function, R1 tires (rears filled), 2 remotes
I bought a Big Tex 7,500 lb axles (dual) trailer back in 2018.I used to own a small single axle utility trailer I bought for $300 from a former co-worker. It was just for hauling stuff to the dump. I have, then, basic experience with trailering, but I need more knowledge to find the right one.
I figured out I cannot afford a big trailer and the truck it would take to move my tractor. I need a smaller one that can haul purchases home like a SxS (2800 lbs +/-), attachments I may buy in the future, and to help move things around the property. (trailer will be moved by pickup, tractor and SxS). Minimum size will need to probably be 6'x 12'.
Things I need to know:
pros and cons, given my needs, of 1 axle vs 2 axles
Must-have features...I simply don't know what I don't know
Recommendations on manufacturers and retailers
Tires - is it worth getting upgraded tires for predominantly off-road uses?
Any other advice is welcome. I have 2-3 months to figure out what I need. Thanks!
I rarely used it (maybe once a year) and sold it to the local Kubota dealer this year for $500 more than I bought it new.
My tractor can be picked up and brought back by the local Kubota dealer for a small fee and if I really need a trailer for something that can't be delivered I will rent one from U-haul.
Don't know if my SxS (Honda Pioneer 700) could move a loaded 6ft x 12 ft trailer.