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    Trailer advice for 3720 Cab with FEL and 6' Rotary Cutter

    I'm a real novice when it comes to trailering equipment so I've been agonizing over the right choices.

    I have a 2011 Ford F350 SuperCrew with a fiberglass cap so I'd prefer to go with a bumper pull trailer rather than a GN. I'll be towing a JD 3720 cab tractor with a 300CX loader (or grapple) and 6' Woods Rotary cutter about 125 miles a few times a year from our Ohio home to our property in Pennsylvania. I'd love to have the option to bring a fork lift attachment in addition to the bucket OR grapple.

    When I'm not using the FEL and brush hog, I want to transport at least two ATVs or snowmobiles for recreational purposes. I could possibly see us bringing the Gator 850D with the two ATVs as well. I probably won't have a homesite or storage space in Pennsylvania so these will generally be one day round trips back home to Ohio.

    I've been thinking a deck over trailer will give me more loading options. Since I don't want to come up short on space, what length would you recommend? Tilt bed? Dovetail? Slide in or fold up ramps? I'm very confused!

    Oh, I'm going to be 60 this year so wrestling slide in or fold-up ramps in a few years is a bit concerning to me. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod330 View Post
    When I'm not using the FEL and brush hog, I want to transport at least two ATVs or snowmobiles for recreational purposes. I could possibly see us bringing the Gator 850D with the two ATVs as well.
    Just for clarification here, you want to be able to haul the tractor minus the FEL and Brush hog AND 2 ATVs/snowmobiles AND a Gator?
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    I have a 20' 10K dove tail. I can get 2 ATV's and my 1026R/blower on it. I have had 5 atv's on it. The ramps are heavy, but can be used for side loading. Tilt trailers are nice. But loading multiple machines can be tricky. Deck overs have a higher loading height that may require longer heaver ramps.
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    Take a look at the Corn Pro heavy tilt utility trailer (Corn Pro UT-21 HT). I used one of these to haul my 1025R, but it will haul a lot more. This particular one had a 17ft. tilt with a 4ft front flat.

    Click on the link below then scroll down the Heavy Tilt Utility Trailer.

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    So you want to haul the tractor and implements, or the two ATVs, correct?

    I like deck over trailers, there's nothing in the way to prevent loading from the side. You can use lightweight fold up ramps to load the ATVs that way, or if you need to pick up something that would be loaded with a forklift they can drive right up to the side of the trailer and sit it on. When I was buying materials to build our pole barn (16' poles, sheets of metal roofing, etc) the deckover really made life easier. Fold up ramps are usually spring loaded, they really aren't that difficult to handle. Try a few on dealers' lots and see what you think.

    I would look for a 20', 10K trailer minimum. Longer wouldn't hurt. That's getting a bit big for a bumper pull style, so look into a weight distributing, sway control hitch setup as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Just for clarification here, you want to be able to haul the tractor minus the FEL and Brush hog AND 2 ATVs/snowmobiles AND a Gator?
    No, sorry for being unclear. One load would be the tractor with FEL (or grapple) and Brush Hog. Naturally, I'd use this for mowing fields, renewing an apple orchard and clearing dead brush and fallen limbs.

    Otherwise, for play time or hunting, I'd use the trailer for 2 ATVs and possibility the Gator. In winter, I'd like to bring 2 or maybe 3 snowmobiles.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    So you want to haul the tractor and implements, or the two ATVs, correct?
    Yes, that's correct- tractor and implements OR toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post

    I like deck over trailers, there's nothing in the way to prevent loading from the side. You can use lightweight fold up ramps to load the ATVs that way, or if you need to pick up something that would be loaded with a forklift they can drive right up to the side of the trailer and sit it on. When I was buying materials to build our pole barn (16' poles, sheets of metal roofing, etc) the deckover really made life easier. Fold up ramps are usually spring loaded, they really aren't that difficult to handle. Try a few on dealers' lots and see what you think.

    I would look for a 20', 10K trailer minimum. Longer wouldn't hurt. That's getting a bit big for a bumper pull style, so look into a weight distributing, sway control hitch setup as well.
    I love the tilt deck concept but worry about side loading the ATVs or snowmobiles- unless they'll fit side by side if driven on. Otherwise, I think the deck over gives me the most load configuration options.

    Regarding weight distribution and sway control hitches, I'm pretty sure the electronic towing gadgetry on my F350 incorporates those functions. I'll need to read the owners manual to verify.

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    That's why the 6' fixed portion at the front. Short set of ramps is all ya need.


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