Thanks for the informative post. I looked into it a little bit today. It does seem like a deck over might not be as handy as I originally though. And definitely to high off the ground to be practical for loading/unloading equipment very much. Its not like separate trailer for a loader/attachments is that big of a deal. :thumbup:I would get a 14' instead of 12'. Just more room for really not much more money and 2' more really doesn't make it harder to park or manuver. The side height is pretty standard, bobcat or person can load very easy even with wood 2 x 12 on top of rail to help protect it and give you just a bit more room. If you haul heavy stuff, concrete/dirt, DO NOT overload, trust me, shoveling off your overage sucks azz!
I like the ramps that are attached to the outisde and not underneath. Easier for me to get in and out when loading a skid steer or excavator. The deck over trailers make it pretty high for the equipment to load and can be dangerous if not careful. I have had many pallets loaded in mine all from the back by a good forklift operator. At the yard I get all of my concrete block, they have an extension for the forks and can get 3 full pallets of block in my trailer. Granted at scene the pallets are hand unloaded but usually I can get it real close to where they are needed so handeling is at a minimum.
Deck overs usually have shorter sides and make it haul less debris, plus high load height make it not good for me. You can get extended metal sides to attach to some trailers for hauling mostly garbage and on big jobs we use ours like a dumpster and love it. I do not haul much material to a site other than dirt, gravel and from time to time rebar, 20' hanging a bit over the front.
Get one, you will never regret it. You will be shocked what you find to use it for. Get a solar charger for the battery, trust me on that, getting to a dump site and then the battery dead is ridiculous. I have a super long set of jumper cables I made that I carry just in case, cause taking the truck battery out and using that just slows you down with the purpose of the trailer to be speeding things up.
Your welcome, look at Kaufman trailers, great deal because they cut out the middle man and they make a good trailer. PJ trailers are good along with Tex trailers. I have an H&H, not bad but tends to be a middle of the road trailer.Thanks for the informative post. I looked into it a little bit today. It does seem like a deck over might not be as handy as I originally though. And definitely to high off the ground to be practical for loading/unloading equipment very much. Its not like separate trailer for a loader/attachments is that big of a deal. :thumbup: