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atv utility trailer recommendations

Post in 'The Gear' started by dvellone, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    For anybody else that may be reading this, I think that the 40x48 trailers that you can get at Menards or HF work great. I think Quads has one that he pulls behind his quad, and I think one of the best selling points is that you can pull it behind a car or other road worthy vehicle when you aren't using it on the trails. Add any kind of deck you want, and it can be great for hauling a mower or quad, too (I've never hauled a quad, so I can't confirm that it will fit appropriately)

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  2. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    I destroyed my 12.5 cuft poly cart this spring hauling wood. It was used when I got it but in like new shape except for a hairline crack in the poly. The small crack did grow but that wasnt what caused its demise. It was a craftsman brand, 750# if memory serves. Problem is my terrain is rough and hilly. Pulling that dump cart up hill would tend to make the cart want to dump (weight shifts to back and pulls up on the toungue). The latch mechanism was really cheap. I had enough weight in it and went over a bump while going uphill and I am guessing the thin metal that goes into the latch bent or gave enough to slip through and the cart dumped on me.

    I can vouch that while the cart itslef held up ok to several hundred pounds of wood, if it dumps with that same load in it will shatter the back off it when it hits the ground.

    I'm looking into getting one of those TSC of HF carts or modding an old boat trailer or something. maybe even DIY from scratch - with a small 2wd tractor I need more weight on the rear tractor tires while going uphill and trailers are often too balanced - especially the dumping ones, when going uphill they unload the rear axle.
  3. dvellone

    dvellone Feeling the Heat

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    Well, this kind of bums me out since I'm waiting on the delivery today of a new poly cart. My concern was more about using it in the deep cold when it might be brittle, but hopefully it'll stand up to wood hauling.
  4. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    I'd not get too worried they are pretty heavy duty, I think my failure is rare. Double check the latch mechanism and make sure its pretty secure or if you dont plan on using it then put a bolt or something through it.

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    I still have to come up with a replacement for next years wood hunting.

    My buddy has an Ohio Steel (I forget which one exactly) and I do think the framing and latch are way beefier than mine was, but I think next go around will be metal for wood hauling.
  5. MasterMech

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    I don't use it much for wood hauling but my John Deere 10P cart is made by Brinly-Hardy. I've used it to haul 3/4 crushed stone (About 5-6 yards worth) and I was pretty impressed with the performance for what it is.

    http://www.brinly.com/john-deere-products/carts/LPPCT-17ATJD.html (Not mine but a bigger ATV version, that may be more of interest to the folks here.)

    FWIW: All Brinly-Hardy ATV carts have roller bearings in the wheels! Not intrested in the poly carts? Check out the 21 Utility cart. Photos do not do it justice, gotta see it in person.

    Now if only I had a Gator to pull a 21 Cart with .....
  6. Trail_Time

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    I have the tandem version ATV wagon 1600UL. I have been very happy with it. Holds a lot of wood, rides very smooth and the power dump speeds up the unloading. The wide tires offer a lot of flotation in soft ground.
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    $50.00 @ garage sale 5 years ago. Only thing I have had to do is put some air in the tires each spring...............................

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  8. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Yep, that's exactly what I have. You can plate it and it's street legal if you like.
  9. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I have the 4x8 version of that trailer I use for hauling wood, etc. I have some stake sides that are removable. It's pretty flat around here so I can easily pull it full loaded with the mower or quad. Love it.

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