This site is a treasure trove of information and has been very valuable to me as a first time tractor owner.
I wanted to share some pictures of how I load my 1025R FILB on an 18' PJ trailer (with 2' dovetail). Feel free to criticize the loading if you see something amiss. Note the fine JD Yellow painted "Ken's Bolt On Grab Hooks" and some Artillian pallet forks.
I would like to have a little more forward pull on the front than what I currently have, but the D-Rings locations are limited (the D-Rings are bolted through the trailer crossmembers with 1/2" grade 8 bolts). Right now the tongue weight is about 500-600 lbs. If I move the tractor back without adding weight to the front in order to get a better "angle", the tongue gets too light for my liking. The heavy gate on the back of the trailer also affects the loading.
I use two clevis pins through the rear hitch plate to secure the back end and grab hooks to secure the front. Here's a breakdown:
Chains: 3/8" grade 70 transport chains (2 x 20' cut into 10' pieces) (6,600 lb. WLL)
Ratchet Binders: 5/16" - 3/8" (5,400 lb. WLL)
Clevis Pins for rear: 7/8" x 4.25" with 3/4" pin, 16,000 lb load limit (5,333 lb. WLL I believe)
Clevis Hook with spring loaded latch: G70 (12,000 WLL? I don't quite recall)
Grab Hooks: Grade 70 (I don't recall the WLL)
Ratchet Straps: 2" (3,333 lb. WLL, 10,000 break)
So far the loading has worked very well and has helped to build my confidence pulling the tractor around. Stopping at rest stops to verify the load is secure typically causes people to walk up and start conversations.