Focus On: Utility Trailers

Scheduling several jobs per day for your crews will earn you significant profits, but you won't see a penny of it if you don't have reliable transportation for your equipment. Utility trailers allow you to transport all of the necessary equipment from each work site and the smaller ones make it convenient to carry smaller loads to locations where only utility vehicles can drive. If you need more information about the following utility trailers, use the reader service numbers provided at the end of each product description.


The Lo Riser Trailer from The Advance Metalworking Co. features a 74-inch × 11-feet, 4-inch load-carrying platform that can be hydraulically lowered to ground height. With a flip of the control switch, you control the raising and lowering of the trailer. The built-in ramp allows smooth, drive-on access without any crown point to fight for quickly loading or unloading cargo or equipment. When lowered, the trailer allows a minimum 5-degree angle ideal for low ground clearance or reduced gradeability. Offering a low GVWR or 7,950 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 6,000 pounds, this trailer provides approximately a 3 to 1 payload to trailer weight ratio.
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Ballard Inc. introduces the EZ Gate Dovetail, which works on the 2- and 4-feet Dove Tail trucks and trailers. The EZ Gate Dovetail reduces lifting by 90 percent and is constructed of stainless housing and aluminum hardware. The trailer features a universal one-hour installation and it works on gates up to 200 pounds. The EZ Gate Dovetail also features a quality one-year warranty.
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Big Tex Trailers introduces the 30SV Single Axle Vanguard Trailer. Standard features include 27.5-inch-tall sides with 24-inch V-crimped steel panels, a 2.5-inch opening for easy tie down and a 2-inch tubular 4-foot-tall expanded metal rampgate with knife edge. The ramp ranges from 8 to 12 feet in length and 850 to 1,270 pounds in weight.
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DTS Trailers introduces the Double Axle Heavy Duty Lawn & Utility Trailer, which features expanded metal sides and has the option for wood or solid sides. The sizes available include 6 feet × 12 feet, 6 feet × 14 feet, 6 feet × 16 feet and 6 feet × 18 feet. The trailer also has shovel holders and trimmer racks available. Standard features include a 48-inch expanded metal tailgate, a GVWR of 5,000 pounds and a 2-inch pressure treated floor.
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Triple-L Trailers from JLG Industries incorporate a Power Deck hydraulic system that allows the operator to lower and raise the deck hydraulically in less than 15 seconds to make loading and unloading more efficient. The capacities range from 2,000 to 10,000 pounds and deck sizes range up to 6-feet wide by 14-feet long. Along with nine models of flatbed trailers, there are eight models of utility trailers for carrying equipment and supplies with sidewalls surrounding the deck and a rear gate. Standard features include two lockable steel compartments, a quick-adjust tongue jack, heavy-duty tie down rings and a 12-volt system that powers the hydraulic pump used to lower and raise the deck.
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Landoll Corp. introduces the 18,350-GVWR tilt tag utility trailer. This trailer features 14,000 pounds of payload capacity and 82.5 inches in between the fenders for added deck space. The 20-foot long-deck allows for extra long loads or multi-unit hauls. A 10-degree load angle comes standard. The utility trailer also features a powder coat paint finish that is durable and rust-resistant.
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Load-Trail Inc. introduces the LS510/LS8320 7,000-pound Tandem Axle Landscape Trailer. It comes standard with a 2-inch bulldog coupler, multi-leaf spring suspension, two coats of automotive quality acrylic enamel finish and has a 7,000-pound GVWR. Available options include a side rail ramp, 5-foot fold-up ramps, a 4-foot split fold gate and a 2-foot dovetail.
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Swisher introduces the Transformer Trailer, which is a patent-pending SUV/Pickup receiver cargo carrier that quickly transforms into a heavy-duty utility vehicle- or lawn tractor-trailer. The Transformer Trailer creates extra cargo space at the back end of your SUV or truck. Convert from cargo carrier to trailer and hook it behind your lawn tractor or utility vehicle. The utility trailer features a 500-pound capacity, high ground clearance for rough terrain, powder coat paint and attachment points to secure bungee cords, rope or netting.
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TrimmerTrap Inc. introduces their line of trailer equipment storage systems. The trailer system allows operators to store trimmers and backpack blowers by automatically latching and tightly clamping them in place. Trimmers will not roll around or slide back and forth in the rack. Heavy all-welded steel construction includes high-grade mounting hardware and a durable powder coat finish. The trimmer and blower racks mount to open or enclosed trailers quickly and easily.
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Up-N-Atom Inc. introduces The Retriever, which is a patented truck bed that helps transport heavy equipment. An air-operated, curved and hinged design reduces deck weight, creating greater payload capacity. Its shallow loading angle — as low as 10.8 degrees — allows equipment to be driven aboard while the curved shape eliminates break over damage. The Retriever permits smaller vehicles to move heavier payloads — non-CDL trucks can handle as much as 13,000 pounds and tandems a full 30,000 pounds.
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