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Location: Cadillac Michigan Northern LP
Re: Need a bigger trailer
Aluma makes good looking stuff, but I am afraid the deck might be slick, but mostly the wide extrusions on the ramp will catch a lot of wind, making a folding ramp a must. I’ve been using my friend’s 6’ x 10’ USA brand aluminum trailer with wood over aluminum sides. The 10’ works great for all but hauling the X738 with my Cyclone Rake attached. Then the wheels of the Cyclone Rake are mid way up the ramp. The ramp has side to side tubes which are heavy duty enough to handle my X738 w/deck or his Kubota BX2380 w/deck. The trailer can be pushed around by hand easily and hooks up easily. His is not a folding ramp, but the tubes don’t catch much wind and it pulls very well, steady.
I have pulled the ramp up with ratchet straps to level to carry the Cyclone Rake, but I would prefer a bigger 14’ trailer and have been looking as well for quite a while. I was also looking at a 72” zero turn which meant I would need at least a 6 1/2’ wide trailer or something without sides like you have shown. I stopped and looked at an aluminum car hauler last week which would be more than heavy enough, but I couldn’t lift the tongue so I would have to have the backup camera to hook up. It also only had a jack with flat plate bottom. The jack on my friend’s has a wheel which makes it work well.
My friend’s 6’ x 10’ was just big enough when he and I picked up my X738, 54” blower/quick hitch attached, blade, 10P cart, and deck, but the spreader and spare tire had to go in the back of the Yukon. It was a load, but trailered well on the three hour leisurely trip trip back home. I tend to stay off the freeways with a load.
Trying to find a used trailer has had me looking for a long time, but with a friend who lets me barrow it whenever in trade for help with things at his house, it works for now. I just am mindful of not ruining a friendship. I would never want that to be possible. The lowest cost trailers I have found were factory direct from Georgia if you happen that direction. Good luck trailer hunting.
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