Trailer advice

mcmxi

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M6060HDC, MX6000HSTC, MX6000HST (sold), BX25TLB (sold), GL7000
Feb 9, 2021
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NW Montana
Yes they do. I have seen them for sale in Missouri, but in Illinois we are required for all axles to have brakes.
Montana requires every wheel to have brakes on trailers with a GVW of 3,000 lb or more. The brake system must work for 15 minutes after the trailer goes AWOL. However, those trailers don't require chains! :LOL:

I enjoy these trailer discussions since they get me thinking, they force me to do some research and I end up more informed. I have a bit of a trailer obsession in that I have five including two dump trailers, an equipment trailer, an aluminum utility trailer and a rolling chassis from a camper.
 
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ACDII

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B2410, L352 Loader, Woods BH70-X backhoe
Oct 21, 2021
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Well got me beat, Horse trailer, 5th wheel RV, 6x12 enclosed and a 5.5x10 flat. I am considering selling the horse trailer and flatbed to get a 10K 24'.
 
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GreensvilleJay

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BX23-S
Apr 2, 2019
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Greensville,Ontario,Canada
Until last summer I had
16' tandem car hauler
14' tandem enclosed
16' SA steel deck over
5by8 utility
2 wide sled trailer
6by10 tandem dump trailer
4by7 water tanker
2000g tanker on semi frame

probably forgot 1 or 2 others
hmm, does portable sawmill count ??

only have the dump trailer now, since I sold the acre they were on
 

D2Cat

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L305DT, B7100HST, TG1860, TG1860D, L4240
Mar 27, 2014
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40 miles south of Kansas City
I think trailers to a guy is like shoes or purse to a woman!

This post got me to thinking:
14' GN dump
PU bed elec/hyd dump
300 gal water hauler/sprayer
14' bumper pull
20' bumper pull
10x5 tilt utility
8x5 tilt utility
16' GN stock
12' BP stock

Need to have an auction, I guess!
 
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fried1765

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Kubota L48 TLB, Ford 1920 FEL, Ford 8N, SCAG Liberty Z, Gravely Pro.
Nov 14, 2019
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Eastham, Ma
I think trailers to a guy is like shoes or purse to a woman!

This post got me to thinking:
14' GN dump
PU bed elec/hyd dump
300 gal water hauler/sprayer
14' bumper pull
20' bumper pull
10x5 tilt utility
8x5 tilt utility
16' GN stock
12' BP stock

Need to have an auction, I guess!
I feel so inadequate!

14' dump trailer
16' enclosed cargo trailer
20' - 14K equipment trailer
14' boat trailer
16' boat trailer
24' boat trailer
12' golf cart/mower trailer
PU elec/hyd dump

All but the 1st two are stored inside!
 

Dieseldonato

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B7510 hydro, yanmar ym146, cub cadet 1450, 582,782
Mar 15, 2022
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Pa
A weight distribution hitch with the friction bar can be a problem if you backup and get the trailer at too much of an angle. The bar can bind or get pinched at extreme angles causing it to be bent. It is not about the chains or the spring bars. If you will be twisting at a sharp angle, just pull the two clips and take it off. Many people will spend more money for the brands that don't have the friction bar, but I hate the ridiculous steel on steel friction with all its grinding and groaning and do just fine with the friction bar.
You should look at an Anderson hitch. It's only good for 14k lbs but is an amazing piece. Uses chains to shift the wight and a tapered cone for sway control. But pricy, but I'll never use another distribution hitch in my life.
 

mcmxi

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M6060HDC, MX6000HSTC, MX6000HST (sold), BX25TLB (sold), GL7000
Feb 9, 2021
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NW Montana
I think trailers to a guy is like shoes or purse to a woman!

This post got me to thinking:
14' GN dump
PU bed elec/hyd dump
300 gal water hauler/sprayer
14' bumper pull
20' bumper pull
10x5 tilt utility
8x5 tilt utility
16' GN stock
12' BP stock

Need to have an auction, I guess!
:LOL: Nice collection of trailers!
 

Snowman7

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LX3310 535 loader, LX2980, RB2672, FDR1660
May 20, 2020
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Boyne Falls, MI.
One of you guys needs to talk with my wife and explain my need for an equipment trailer!
 
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