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The plan is to move from the Land of Petrified Potatoes back to Texas soon. We will doing the move ourselves with an enclosed Auto trailer. First trip will be furniture, household items.... The usual. The second trip will be the 1026R, Attachments, tools etc.. the heavy stuff. We are still snowed in here and the 260BH is not co-located with the 26R, other than that I would like a measurement. Later this month, we will be down in occupied territory viewing enclosed trailers and would like to have a measurement in hand to help with the decisions on trailer length on how to pack and load. Things to ponder.

I know the Curtis Cab will have to be removed to get the height down so that is not an issue so to speak. My question here is.... With the 260BH installed and locked in the transport position, Loader Bucket attached.... What is the estimated length of this set up? "If" I need to remove the bucket that is an option also, but, would like to keep it on. Looking at a 20' Enclosed Auto Trailer....10,000 GVW.

Additional items to factor. A Honda ATV, Generator, Box Blade, Curtis Cab, Cracker Box, Medium sized Tool Box.... Other miscellaneous items.

If we come up short on the first load, I will fill the trailer with tools, ATV, or anything else to free up space on the second trip. :dunno:
 

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The plan is to move from the Land of Petrified Potatoes back to Texas soon. We will doing the move ourselves with an enclosed Auto trailer. First trip will be furniture, household items.... The usual. The second trip will be the 1026R, Attachments, tools etc.. the heavy stuff. We are still snowed in here and the 260BH is not co-located with the 26R, other than that I would like a measurement. Later this month, we will be down in occupied territory viewing enclosed trailers and would like to have a measurement in hand to help with the decisions on trailer length on how to pack and load. Things to ponder.

I know the Curtis Cab will have to be removed to get the height down so that is not an issue so to speak. My question here is.... With the 260BH installed and locked in the transport position, Loader Bucket attached.... What is the estimated length of this set up? "If" I need to remove the bucket that is an option also, but, would like to keep it on. Looking at a 20' Enclosed Auto Trailer....10,000 GVW.

Additional items to factor. A Honda ATV, Generator, Box Blade, Curtis Cab, Cracker Box, Medium sized Tool Box.... Other miscellaneous items.

If we come up short on the first load, I will fill the trailer with tools, ATV, or anything else to free up space on the second trip. :dunno:
I don't have an exact measurement to give you, but I can tell you that my 1025 TLB is right around 16' with everything attached (FEL and BH).
 

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Just a suggestion-- Why not rent a Uhaul car trailer and haul the tractor with the cab still installed. they are pretty cheap to rent and will save the work of removing the cab and can leave back hoe on also.
 

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The plan is to move from the Land of Petrified Potatoes back to Texas soon. We will doing the move ourselves with an enclosed Auto trailer. First trip will be furniture, household items.... The usual. The second trip will be the 1026R, Attachments, tools etc.. the heavy stuff. We are still snowed in here and the 260BH is not co-located with the 26R, other than that I would like a measurement. Later this month, we will be down in occupied territory viewing enclosed trailers and would like to have a measurement in hand to help with the decisions on trailer length on how to pack and load. Things to ponder.

I know the Curtis Cab will have to be removed to get the height down so that is not an issue so to speak. My question here is.... With the 260BH installed and locked in the transport position, Loader Bucket attached.... What is the estimated length of this set up? "If" I need to remove the bucket that is an option also, but, would like to keep it on. Looking at a 20' Enclosed Auto Trailer....10,000 GVW.

Additional items to factor. A Honda ATV, Generator, Box Blade, Curtis Cab, Cracker Box, Medium sized Tool Box.... Other miscellaneous items.

If we come up short on the first load, I will fill the trailer with tools, ATV, or anything else to free up space on the second trip. :dunno:
It will fit. I hauled my 1026 around with bucket and BH on a 16' trailer with some small room to spare. I would load what you can in the front bucket to use that space up. Put what you can under the tractor and under the BH. This should free some space up on the floor. Other Misc items I would place on the seat of the tractor or raise the seat and strap down what you can. You should be able to put the BB on the sides. The ATV I am not sure of, unless you place it in the truck.
 

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Just a suggestion-- Why not rent a Uhaul car trailer and haul the tractor with the cab still installed. they are pretty cheap to rent and will save the work of removing the cab and can leave back hoe on also.
Sorry for not giving enough info.... The intent is to make only two trips. The U-Haul is an option we talked of, but, not going to work this time around.
 

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It will fit. I hauled my 1026 around with bucket and BH on a 16' trailer with some small room to spare. I would load what you can in the front bucket to use that space up. Put what you can under the tractor and under the BH. This should free some space up on the floor. Other Misc items I would place on the seat of the tractor or raise the seat and strap down what you can. You should be able to put the BB on the sides. The ATV I am not sure of, unless you place it in the truck.
Exactly what I was thinking or at least along those lines.
 

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I have a 28 foot enclosed Haulmark and have done many moves with it since I bought it in 2007. I would not get anything shorter and if I had to it would be a 24 foot (only because they are just a little easier to manage in a parking lot).

I have a hauled my 2210 plenty of times. It doesn't have a back hoe so not sure what the length is somewhere around 14 feet maybe. Generally 76 inches tall is the magic number to be under. You will hit the torsion bar for the ramp as you load. That is usually the lowest part of the trailer. Once you get in you have more height unless you have a roof top A/C.

With the 28 foot you get a 4 foot section up front that is great for putting stuff and then you can still comfortably load whatever vehicle you are moving.

A couple of things to consider for a cross country trip. Get two spare tires. Trailer tires these days are complete junk. Also get one of these:

https://trailerparts.com/trailer-aid-ramp-jack-yellow.html It make changing a tire on the side of the road with a tandem axle trailer a cinch. Generally a floor jack is not gonna get it with a fully loaded trailer and the little hydraulic jacks are a PIA, especially on the side of the road.

Also get one of these and an extra battery. Klutch® 12 Volt Heavy-Duty Air Inflator — 120 PSI, 2.1 CFM | Inflators| Northern Tool + Equipment you never know when your trailer tires may leak down and need air. Rare is the truck stop/fuel station that has a an air compressor you can pull up too or have work.

Personally I would buy the biggest enclosed trailer you can afford and pull rather based on the size of your JD. Lastly get a weight distribution hitch, makes a huge difference in how that trailer will pull. Good luck with your move. I hope I am done with them. I have moved 14 times in the past 26 years courtesy of Uncle Sugar...I am about maxed out on that little adventure/task.
 

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I have a 28 foot enclosed Haulmark and have done many moves with it since I bought it in 2007. I would not get anything shorter and if I had to it would be a 24 foot (only because they are just a little easier to manage in a parking lot).

I have a hauled my 2210 plenty of times. It doesn't have a back hoe so not sure what the length is somewhere around 14 feet maybe. Generally 76 inches tall is the magic number to be under. You will hit the torsion bar for the ramp as you load. That is usually the lowest part of the trailer. Once you get in you have more height unless you have a roof top A/C.

With the 28 foot you get a 4 foot section up front that is great for putting stuff and then you can still comfortably load whatever vehicle you are moving.

A couple of things to consider for a cross country trip. Get two spare tires. Trailer tires these days are complete junk. Also get one of these:

https://trailerparts.com/trailer-aid-ramp-jack-yellow.html It make changing a tire on the side of the road with a tandem axle trailer a cinch. Generally a floor jack is not gonna get it with a fully loaded trailer and the little hydraulic jacks are a PIA, especially on the side of the road.

Also get one of these and an extra battery. Klutch® 12 Volt Heavy-Duty Air Inflator — 120 PSI, 2.1 CFM | Inflators| Northern Tool + Equipment you never know when your trailer tires may leak down and need air. Rare is the truck stop/fuel station that has a an air compressor you can pull up too or have work.

Personally I would buy the biggest enclosed trailer you can afford and pull rather based on the size of your JD. Lastly get a weight distribution hitch, makes a huge difference in how that trailer will pull. Good luck with your move. I hope I am done with them. I have moved 14 times in the past 26 years courtesy of Uncle Sugar...I am about maxed out on that little adventure/task.
Yup, this is our last non-Goobermint move also. Going with the Inflator also. Going to spend some time down in Occupied Territory shortly and will shop. Trailers are not cheap around these parts.
 
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