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Re: new trailer and tractor hauling

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George Marsh

04-04-2013 16:10:35

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I wish I had gone with a 10k trailer implement trailer instead of buying a 14k. I can"t safely pull 10k behind my truck, so why have a 14k. There has been lots of discussion about pulling a 14k trailer and CDL requirements in some states. Sorry I mentioned CDL.

Save your money and get a 10k, especially if you are going to put it behind a van or suv.

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04-04-2013 16:35:10

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to George Marsh, 04-04-2013 16:10:35  

i'm still looking to get a terramite. I almost had one last week in a trade deal for my 960 Ford but I couldn't get there fast enough and it sold. I'm just waiting for the tractor to sell to buy one. I have a list of landscaping and farm projects when I get on though.


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George Marsh

04-04-2013 17:57:05

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to FarmerZeb, 04-04-2013 16:35:10  
Have you tried using ebay or to find a terramite? I found mine on ebay. Drove 300 miles to get it. I'll never be without it. Just wish I could play with it every day.

I also found a 10k dump trailer on ebay. Picked it up in Elkart, In. 200 mile trip for me.

I recently purchased a 2012 Kawasaki mule 4010. Don't really need it, but the grandkids like it. I've been using the terramite to make more trails in my old gravel pit to drive the mule on. Having fun making trails and having fun giving the grandkids a ride on the mule.

As for your trailer. The most I carry is 5k. I wish my trailer was a 10k, because it would be a few hundred pounds lighter, so I could add those few pounds to the trailer. 10k is all my 1500 truck likes to pull.

Want to buy a 14K? When I pull the 14k without a load, it bounces like a basket ball. The tires are inflated to 90 psi. Put a 3k terramite on it and there is a world of difference in the ride. Also, a 10k will have smaller tires, cheaper, and the deck will be closer to the ground. Less of an incline to climb.

BYW, I asked the same question you did on YT. Most replies on here were, you never know when you might need it, go big. Well, I'll never damage my 14k, but definately wished I had a 10k instead. I upgraded from a 7k, which I sometimes bent the front axle.

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D beatty

04-04-2013 18:25:42

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to George Marsh, 04-04-2013 17:57:05  
George what make of a 14 k did you have that bounces that bad empty. I have a PJ 14k 24footer and pulls down the road like a dream with no bouncing and tracks great.

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George Marsh

04-04-2013 18:48:47

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to D beatty, 04-04-2013 18:25:42  
sure trac, I think the spelling is correct. The axles are spaced back like they should, however because it has two heavy ladder ramps on the back, there is very little tounge weight when it"s empty. I even reduced the tire pressure. Adding a tool box to the tounge helped a little. IMHO, the axles should be back a few more inches to have about 10% of the trailer weight on the tounge when it"s empty. Temped to add sand to the tool box for ballast.

Not to mention, the knees on the ramps had to be modified. I needed to move them so they were in front of the pivot point.

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04-04-2013 18:02:56

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to George Marsh, 04-04-2013 17:57:05  
there is a T4 in French Lick Indiana right now for 3800 on cl. If I sell the Ford 960 i'll go get it if it's still there. I just need sell the tractor.


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George Marsh

04-04-2013 18:57:55

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 Re: new trailer and tractor hauling in reply to FarmerZeb, 04-04-2013 18:02:56  
I was going to tell you about the T4. French Lick is Larry Bird country. The T4 has to be very old. No roll cage. 18 hp briggs instead of a 20 hp kohler. Never seen a back bucket like that one either. Looks special made for a rake or something.

Bet you can get the parts you need to rebuild the hydraulic cylinders. They aren't that difficult. I had to rebuild 3. They started leaking. If I ever need an engine, I'll go to small engine warehouse near muncie, in.

I have a Jubilee, otherwise I would be looking at your 960. May I ask what you want for the 960?

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