About Equipment Trailers
Kaufman Trailers manufactures a full line of rugged equipment trailers that are built with all-channel iron frames. We define an “equipment trailer” as having the floor down in between the fenders as opposed to “deckover trailers” which have the floor over the tires. We use heavy gauge diamond plate fenders for durability. Kaufman offers four basic styles of equipment trailers. Each style is manufactured with a heavy duty channel iron frame, channel wrap around tongue, and channel cross members with the exception of our gravity tilt line, which uses an angle iron main frame.
Standard Equipment Trailers: Available in GVW ratings from 7,000 – 14,000 lb. The floor of this trailer is even with the top of the frame for easy side loading of palletized material. Cleated, swing up loading ramps aid easy loading of your equipment. 10,000 and up GVWR models include a dovetail. We increase the standard features as the weight rating progresses. These trailers are well-equipped, but do not have all of the added features that are included in the Deluxe model line-up.
DELUXE: Available in 10,000, 15,000, and 17,000 GVW ratings. Our best options are combined in a package deal that includes: 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 is wired with a U.S. made sealed wiring harness with lifetime LED lights.
Tilt Equipment Trailers: This is our most popular style! These trailers have an 8’ fixed front section for hauling attachments, etc. The rear section of the trailer tilts to load equipment without having to use ramps. Our standard model is only available in a 14,000 GVW rating.
DELUXE Tilt: Are available in a 15,000 or 17,000 GVW rating. Our best options are combined in a package deal that includes: frame upgrades with closer cross-members, a heavy duty cast iron coupler, a rub rail on the stake pockets, and a U.S. made sealed wiring harness with lifetime LED lights.
All of the models listed thus far are available as separate model lines in a gooseneck trailer version. A gooseneck hitch adds considerable stability and overall control when towing, especially as the load being hauled increases in weight.
Kaufman Trailers also offers equipment trailers in a skid steer line with GVW ratings from 7,000 – 17,000 lb. All skid steer models have the floor down in between the frame runners. This makes the floor lower for easier loading of skid steers and mini-excavators. There is a full line-up of Standard models with Deluxe models adding the usual upgrades as a package deal.
Our final version of equipment trailer is the gravity tilt line. This trailer functions well when only a single piece of equipment with no attachments is to be hauled. The shorter overall length is the main advantage when choosing this style of trailer. We also offer a heavy duty forklift hauler in this family. Hauling conventional forklifts requires a purpose built trailer, due to the rear counter weight load concentration and low clearance. Our forklift tilt versions include super heavy 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.