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Old 10-23-2018, 05:43 AM   #1
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20' trailer. 5200# or 7000# axles?

Looking for a 20' trailer and choosing between 5200# axles or 7000# axles
Tractor with loader weighs 7,300 pounds, without any implements. The most the trailer would see would be the tractor with loader along with the 6" bush hog and set of disc if I can fit it. The trip is only 20 miles from the house currently. The norm for the trailer would be a Yamaha Viking and mid size ATV.
The difference between the two comes with a big jump in the price.
Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:03 AM   #2
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I wpold go with the 7000#axles. This makes the gvw 14000#. If your trailer weighs 2500 then your carry capacity would be 11500. You say the trctor weighs 7300 plus implements. So with the 5200# axles you are reaching max wieght with just the tractor.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:06 AM   #3
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If each axle is 5,200 lbs. for a total GVW of 10,400 lbs., it is probably good. Your tractor at 7,300 lbs. does not include the weight of the trailer, which is probably another 2,000 lbs. So it would put you at around 9,300 lbs. plus the bush hog at 500 lbs. which would be fine.

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Old 10-26-2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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What about 6k axles? That’s what’s under my 20’ trailer
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:50 AM   #5
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6ks would work. I haven't seen any on the lots with 6k axles though
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I would go with 7K axles. They are 8 lug and use 16" tires. 5200# axles are 6 lug and most 6 lug trailer wheels are 15". I have a 16' carhauler with 5200# axles that i haul my bobcat on sometimes and it does good. But with a 20' it is easy to overload and I personally would rather have bigger axles and heavier duty tires and never worry about it. Also pay close attention to the material it is built with some trailers have a big beefy looking 3" pipe top but it is really made from thin tubing. Oh and my 6' galvanized bush hog weighs 1500lbs. If trailer weight was 2500lbs+tractor+1500 bush hog puts you're at 11,300lbs. We haul our tractor with loader and implements on a 26' gooseneck with 7K axles. The wheel of the bush hog hung off the rear of the 20' trailer we had.
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I would go with 7K axles. They are 8 lug and use 16" tires. 5200# axles are 6 lug and most 6 lug trailer wheels are 15". I have a 16' carhauler with 5200# axles that i haul my bobcat on sometimes and it does good. But with a 20' it is easy to overload and I personally would rather have bigger axles and heavier duty tires and never worry about it. Also pay close attention to the material it is built with some trailers have a big beefy looking 3" pipe top but it is really made from thin tubing. Oh and my 6' galvanized bush hog weighs 1500lbs. If trailer weight was 2500lbs+tractor+1500 bush hog puts you're at 11,300lbs. We haul our tractor with loader and implements on a 26' gooseneck with 7K axles. The wheel of the bush hog hung off the rear of the 20' trailer we had.
Agreed. 6Ks at a minimum and 7Ks would be better. 20' bp will be pretty sketchy with a fil and implements.

I watched a guy wreck coming down a hill with a small tractor, fil, and shredder on a 20' bp. The balance is all screwed up like that. It started whipping and slung him right off the road.
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I found a good used trailer that needs a little work but structurally sound. Its the 7k axles and 20' bumper pull. Made by stagecoach.
Getting blasted, paint, new boards, new lights, new wiring, and new emergency brake thingamajig.
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Tires to a great extent determine how much weight you can carry.
In 16”, Load range E is 10ply rating, Load range F is 12 ply rating.
Go with a minimum of load range E.
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