You need a flatbed. Choosing one should be so easy. Check all the dealerships in Vancouver, WA or Rochester, or Seattle. Compare prices. Look at pictures. They all look pretty much the same. There is a bed and tires. So they all must be the same. Right? Wrong.
A trailer purchase is something you only want to do once. If you buy too big of a trailer for the job you need, then you are paying extra in the initial purchase and you are paying more to pull the load.
If, however, you buy too small a trailer then you can be dangerously overloading the vehicle and it can cause an accident or simply break down.
Do your homework first. Consider for a few seconds exactly how to develop into an informed buyer to get the most out of your financial commitment.
First, determine your principal use for the trailer and then list all the other uses you may possibly include. List them in order of importance simply because this will help you stay focused on the features of the trailer that are most important for you. Maybe a single trailer might provide all your requirements, maybe not. You might need to prioritize.
Pick up a tape measure and measure that tractor, car, forklift or whatever you plan to haul. Get the length, width and an accurate weight. Refer to your equipment manuals for help; don’t speculate! Remember to allow for accessories you will take with the equipment, tractor tires filled with water, and the added weight of fuel. These extras can make the difference whenever choosing precisely what weight capability of trailer you need.
When you consider hauling wood, or gravel or hay be sure to err on the side of caution. Things may be heavier than you had anticipated.
Consider the GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) of the trailer, then subtract the curb weight (empty weight) of the trailer. This leaves you with the carrying capacity or payload of the trailer. The weight of your equipment and all the extras should fall within this payload.
Now, consider your vehicle. Can it safely tow the flatbed trailer you need? Refer to your vehicle manual for the towing capacity. Also remember to look at truck accessories you may need for safety or efficiency when towing, depending on the weight being hauled and your vehicle.
Price of the trailer is important, but don’t just find the cheapest least expensive trailer. That trailer might not be the best built. You want strength and quality for your money.
Once you have all the information you need, come to Trailer Boss. We will show you all the options available.
Today we would like to feature the Maxey Flatbed.
stake pockets & rubrail
HD diamond plated fenders
10K front tongue jack
extreme heavy duty frame
Comes in 16′, 18′ & 20′ sizes. Beavertail or straight deck. Pullout ramps or fold-up ramps.