About Equipment Trailers
Kaufman Trailers manufactures a comprehensive equipment trailers line. We define an “equipment trailer” as having the floor down in between the fenders as opposed to “deckover trailers” which are constructed with the floor over the tires. All these models are built with all channel iron frames and equipped with heavy gauge diamond plate fenders for durability. Kaufman offers four basic styles – which are described below. All have a channel wrap around tongue with an adjustable coupler and a drop foot jack. Channel frame and cross members are standard with the exception of our gravity tilt line, which uses an angle iron main frame with channel crossmembers and a tubing tongue.
EQUIPMENT TRAILERS – STYLES:
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. Cleated, swing up loading ramps and a dovetail on every model aid in easy loading of your equipment. These trailers are well-equipped, but do not have all 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. Our best options are combined in a package deal. Included are frame upgrades, 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 sealed wiring harness with lifetime LED lights.
Tilt Equipment Trailers: This style is our best selling Equipment Trailer! These trailers have an 8 ft. fixed front section for hauling attachments, etc. The rear section of the trailer tilts for easy loading of equipment without loading ramps. Our standard model is only available in a 14,000 GVWR.
DELUXE Tilt: This trailer model is available only in a 15,000 or 17,000 GVWR’s. All of our best options are combined in a package deal that includes: frame upgrades with closer cross-members, a super duty cast iron coupler, and a rub rail on the stake pockets. 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. See our gooseneck trailer section for these models.
Kaufman Trailers also offers skid steer trailers with GVWR’s from 7,000 to 17,000 lb. All skid steer models have the floor down in between the frame runners. This gives 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 when only a single piece of equipment with no attachments is to be hauled. A shorter overall length is the main advantage of this style of trailer. We also offer a heavy duty forklift hauler in this model. 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 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.