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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby seamajor » Mon May 20, 2019 10:29 pm

I have also hauled my cub on the TSC 5.5x10 with no issues. However, when hauling with an implement I use my 6.5x16 with two axles.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Smokeycub » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 am

staninlowerAL wrote:Agree with the weight and size but you're pushing the limit IMHO. Stopping ability is more important than most people give credit for. Can your towing vehicle handle it? Light duty trailers usually don't have secure tie down points for this type of weight.

Double ditto, trailer brakes are vital IMHO when loads begin to get above 2 or 3 thousand pounds, and a lot depends on your tow vehicle braking. Stopping sometimes seems to be underrated - until you need to stop quickly, then look out.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby radioguy41 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:03 am

I haul the Cub on a 6x10 rated at 2990GVRW with a 3500lb rated axle. The trailer weighs 975lbs leaving a payload capacity of 2015lbs (Cub weighs 1475lbs) so lots of headroom. Two 4x4's placed in front of the front wheels spaces the load just about perfect over the axle. I carry a pair of HD jack stands that I place under the rear of the trailer when loading and unloading to minimize strain on the hitch and A-frame. The trailer is made by Carry-On and sold by Tractor Supply.

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Lots of well spaced supports under the mesh.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Posco » Tue May 21, 2019 8:13 am

radioguy41 wrote:As mentioned, the ramp design is very important. The last thing you want to do is break through the mesh while loading or unloading. The more support ribs the better.


I have a mesh gate on my trailer. The weight of the tractor was stressing the mesh so I bought some square stock and added additional suport directly under where the tires track while loading and unloading. No more issues with that.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby inairam » Tue May 21, 2019 8:20 am

The bigger the trialer the more Cubs and implements you can fit in one trip. Leave no Cub behind!
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Slim140 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:28 am

inairam wrote:The bigger the trialer the more Cubs and implements you can fit in one trip

Truth :lol:
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Mainely Saws » Tue May 21, 2019 8:45 am

I don't have a need for a larger trailer than the 2000# utility trailer that I use all the time . My cub ( and sometimes the 130 also ) spends the summer at a piece of property some 20 miles from our home . I have hired a towing company with a ramp bed to haul the tractor the 20 miles at a cost of $60 . Not much more than renting a trailer and they load and unload it at each location . Works for me without spending thousands on a larger trailer that would sit the majority of the time ..............

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby radioguy41 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 am

Once you have a trailer you find out just how useful they can be. I use mine for everything from helping people move to hauling mulch to hauling yard tractors to hauling lumber and more (besides hauling the Cub). Money well spent, IMHO. :)
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Mainely Saws » Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 am

I would agree with you on how useful a trailer is . I would be lost without the one that I have . They are cheap to register ( in my state anyways ) , you can load all kinds of debris , wood , building materials, etc. in them without tearing up your tow vehicle , etc . I don't know the original posters needs , but if he only needs a larger trailer for hauling a couple times per year along with towing a fairly short distance ,then maybe having his cub hauled for him might be a cost effective alternative .......

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Posco » Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm

I haul my trailer around the yard with my tractor during spring cleanup and use the same trailer to haul my tractor to my property outside of town. After having owned one, I wouldn't want to try to get by without it.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Drfting1 » Tue May 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Same here with using the Cub with the utility trailer
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby 1954Frank » Tue May 21, 2019 7:43 pm

radioguy41 wrote:I haul the Cub on a 6x10 rated at 2990GVRW with a 3500lb rated axle. The trailer weighs 975lbs leaving a payload capacity of 2015lbs (Cub weighs 1475lbs) so lots of headroom. Two 4x4's placed in front of the front wheels spaces the load just about perfect over the axle. I carry a pair of HD jack stands that I place under the rear of the trailer when loading and unloading to minimize strain on the hitch and A-frame. The trailer is made by Carry-On and sold by Tractor Supply.

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Lots of well spaced supports under the mesh.

Carry-On Utility Trailer-02s.jpg


The trailer I am interested in is a 6.5'x12' 2990 GVWR with single 3500 lb axle, wooden deck, heavy mesh gate, new radial tires, tongue jack... Empty weight approx 1150 lb. That leaves 1840 lb net payload. I'm not sure of the gate's rated loading capacity... I forget the make. A dealer in Arthur, IL has several for $1490 cash. That should be adequate don't you think?

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed May 22, 2019 6:10 am

Sounds like the type of trailer I now have (replacing the 5'x8' mesh trailer).
Nice sized trailer. Should have room for an implement or two.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Drfting1 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:42 am

Just keep in mind what your towing with ... A lot of the single axle trailers I've been seeing don't have electric breaks and if you have to stop hard, that Cub and the trailer are going to want to keep going, but that's just me playing overly safe... Especially the area where I live in a mountainy area with windy roads
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby 1954Frank » Wed May 22, 2019 9:03 am

Thanks to all.


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