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5 Best Trailers for Hauling Heavy Equipment Safely

5 Best Trailers for Hauling Heavy Equipment Safely

The Top Five Trailer Types to Get Your Equipment from Point A to Point B Safely

Choosing the right trailer to haul your equipment is an important decision. You’ll be relying on your trailer to store and protect your valuable tools and equipment, as well as travel safely to your destination. Utility and equipment trailers can be customized with options and accessories that make transporting your payload faster, safer, and hassle-free.

Take landscaping, for instance. The average homeowner spends over $500 every year on lawn care and gardening services. If you’re looking to get into this growing industry, one of the things you need is a trailer for hauling equipment. However, with so many trailer types to choose from, it can be hard to know which is going to be the best.

We gathered this list of the five best trailers for hauling landscaping and other equipment. Keep reading to learn more and figure out which is going to be best for you.

1. Tilt Trailer

As its name indicates, a tilt trailer is one that tilts which allows you to easily load equipment onto it without the use of a ramp. Hydraulic lifts provide enough strength to handle nearly any load.

Tilt trailers use hydraulic jacks that tilt the trailer bed for easier loading/unloading.

Approximately one in every three  work-related injuries is a result of heavy lifting. Tilting trailers help you avoid this situation because the edge meets the ground so you don’t have to put any effort into loading and unloading it. Tilt trailers are great for hauling equipment.

2. Flatbed Trailer

This is your standard open trailer on which you can put nearly anything because of its completely open flat deck. The deck is positioned over the wheels, making this type of trailer capable of hauling heavier payloads.

Deck over flatbed trailer (14,000 GVW) available in sizes from 16′ to 24′.

Flatbed trailers like this popular flatbed deckover trailer come with built-in ramps so you can easily drive lawn tractors off and on or move other equipment. It can be connected to most vehicles and comes in a wide variety of sizes so you can find one that fits what you need it for.

3. Tandem Dual Deck Over Trailer

Tandem axel deckover trailers (also referred to as deck over or tag-along trailers) have two axels that work together to support far more weight than a typical flatbed trailer. This makes it ideal for hauling heavy-duty equipment.

Tandem dual deckover tag-along trailer with features to handle 22,000 GVW.

Landscapers may not need this much weight capacity, but if you’re planning on adding mini-excavators, backhoes, and other heavy equipment, the dual tandem trailer will come in handy.

4. Gooseneck Trailer

A gooseneck equipment trailer is one that hitches onto the bed of a pickup truck rather than at the bumper. “Gooseneck” refers to the type of hitch needed to tow the trailer, rather than the trailer itself. Flatbed trailers, tilt trailers, and car trailers with higher GVW ratings often come with gooseneck hitches.

30 ft. Gooseneck Triple Dual Flatbed Equipment Trailer (30,000 GVW)

Because the majority of the weight is centered over the truck’s axel rather than the bumper, a  gooseneck trailer is more stable. This keeps your equipment safer during transit. Gooseneck trailers are also easier to maneuver when parking.

5. Low Profile Trailer

Low profile trailers allow you to have taller equipment without going over height limits, although they do have a lower weight limit.

7×20 Equipment Trailer with Low Profile for safer loading and better handling.

Despite the trade-off, low profile trailers handle slightly better than conventional trailers and are a great choice if ease of use and accessibility is a priority.

Want to Look at More Trailer Types?

Now you know five of the best trailer types for hauling various types of landscaping equipment. As you can see, there’s sure to be one that you can use for your vehicle type and to safely transport all of your equipment.

If you’re looking for the right trailer,  contact us today and let us know what you’re going to be using your trailer for. We would love to help you find the perfect trailer for you.

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