About Equipment Trailers
Kaufman Trailers builds one of the most complete lines of equipment trailers for sale on the market! We serve the construction industry with trailers to haul skid steers, mini excavators, mini track loaders, trenchers, and more. We define “equipment trailer” as a trailer with the floor down in between the fenders as opposed to a “deckover trailer” which is built with the floor over the tires. All of our models are built with channel iron frames, except certain skid steer style models which use a heavy angle iron main frame. Our fenders are heavy gauge diamond plate for durability. Kaufman offers four basic styles – which are described below. All models are equipped with a channel wrap-around tongue, an adjustable coupler, and a drop foot jack.
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Standard – Standard Equipment Trailers are available in GVWR’s from 7,000 – 14,000 lb. The floor of this trailer is even with the top of the frame. This allows easy side loading of palletized material. All models have a dovetail with cleated, swing up loading ramps to aid in easy loading of your equipment. These trailers are well-equipped, but do not have some of the added features that are included in the Deluxe model line-up.
DELUXE – Deluxe Equipment Trailers are available in 10,000, 15,000, and 17,000 GVWR’s only. We combine our best options in a package deal. Included are: frame upgrades with closer crossmember spacing, premium radial tires, a rub rail on the stake pockets, an adjustable coupler, a 12,000 lb. drop foot jack, and a toolbox with a lockable lid. Every Deluxe model includes a U.S. made Sealco brand, cold weather, wiring harness with lifetime LED lights.
Tilt Equipment Trailers – This is our best selling Equipment Trailer model! These trailers have an 8 ft. fixed front section for hauling attachments or accessories for your machine. The 14 ft. rear section of the trailer tilts for easy loading of equipment without loading ramps. The Standard model is only available in a 14,000 GVWR. The Deluxe model is available in a 15,000 or 17,000 GVWR. It includes frame upgrades with closer cross-members, a super duty cast iron coupler, a rub rail on the stake pockets, and a toolbox with lockable lid. A U.S. made sealed wiring harness with lifetime LED lights assures that you will not have wiring problems.
All of the models listed above are also available as separate models in a gooseneck trailer version. A gooseneck hitch adds considerable stability and overall control while towing. This factor is important as the load being hauled increases in weight. Click the above gooseneck trailer link to go directly to this section of our website.
Kaufman Trailers also offers skid steer trailers in GVWR’s from 7,000 to 17,000 lb. Skid steer models are built with the crossmembers below the frame runners. This makes the lowest possible floor height for easier loading of skid steers and mini-excavators. There is a full line-up of Standard models with Deluxe models that add the usual upgrades in a package deal.
Our final version of equipment trailers is the gravity tilt line. This trailer works best with only a single piece of equipment to be loaded and where no additional attachments are to be hauled. A shorter overall length is the main advantage of this style of trailer. We also build this model in a heavy duty forklift hauler. Hauling conventional forklifts requires a purpose built trailer because of the concentrated rear counter weight load and low clearance. Our forklift tilt model includes super heavy duty frame construction features to support the floor and stand up to the rigorous requirements of loading and hauling conventional forklifts.
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Kaufman Trailers Equipment Trailer line includes a wide variety of models. This article should help you understand our equipment trailer styles and uses better and give helpful information you can use to choose the most beneficial model for your needs. First of all, we want to define “Equipment Trailer” as a trailer that has 1) […]
Good morning, Kaufman Trailers, this is Eric from Swiss Cleaners. I purchased a trailer from you folks about six months ago (March, 2008), and I just wanted to call you, and tell you thank you.
The first difference between a Kaufman standard trailer and a skid steer trailer is the deck height. The cross members of a skid steer are manufactured under the runners which allows for a lower height. This, in turn, allows for the second difference: a lip around the deck on a skid steer.