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Re: Could you safely haul a small cut with single axle trailer
Yeah, depends entirely on the trailer and your truck.
-trailer should be rated for carrying the weight of the scut (note, the trailer also has mass, so the combined weight of the trailer and the scut should be less than the trailer weight rating)
-when the scut is on the trailer, you want the tongue weight to be about 10-15% of the overall trailer weight. A smaller trailer can make it difficult to position the scut so it's balanced reasonably.
Then the truck and trailer may need support for trailer brakes if the overall weight of the trailer w scut exceeds some about (generally somewhere in the 2000-3500lb range).