type of trailer to haul cub

Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:44 pm

I only have a cub (after selling B and H) - so now I want to get a trailer. I don't want to blow my budget and buy a trailer bigger than I need. Some thing to SAFELY(sp) haul the cub is fine. Currently I have a belly mount blade, but want the size to accomodate front mount blade. Is single axle sufficient, or should it not even be considered? Ultimately I'd like to take the money from selling my B and buy a trailer, and get all the parts to make the blade front mount (and buy some chains for the tires)

Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:46 pm

I have a 16' tandem axle trailer with 2 3500 lb. axles. 5000 lb. payload capacity and has brakes on 1 axle. It is nothing fancy (other than the cloaking device :lol: ) . I can haul one cub with implements of choice or 2 cubs or a cub and a golf cart etc. and still have some capacity left over.
I bought mine new for around $1100. I could have bought several since then from $600 - $800 in near new condition. You can certainly go smaller but it doesn't cost anything to haul air and you will certainly find the time that you want the extra space or capacity. I wouldn't go much smaller and definitely would stay with tandem axles as they trail much better in my opinion and I have pulled a lot of single and tandem axle trailers.

Mike Tieman has a slightly smaller trailer that I really like (Watch out Mike!) perhaps he has a picture handy.

I find that I use my trailer for much more than tractor hauling so you have to consider what the potential uses are before you commit to buying one.

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Trailer size

Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:50 pm

My guess is that an 8 or 10 foot trailer with a single 3500 lb. axle would do the trick. However. I would purchase a trailer with brakes.

I do have an 18 foot, tandem axle trailer with 7000 lb axles, and BRAKES - heavy duty 3/4 ton pickup to pull it. Me, I would go for a larger trailer with heavier axles. My trailer gets used for hauling a lot of things; tractors, farm machinery, scrap metal, building materials - things I never dreamed of when I purchased the trailer. 18 footer is nice for hauling longer items - last was a 20' culvert.

Just an opinion.


Eugene

Type of Trailer to haul a Cub

Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:07 pm

The Cub weigh about 1500-?2000 lbs. by itself. Implements add to the weight. I had a 16 foot dual axle trailer with an electric brake on one axle. It is rated a 5000 lbs. I am planning to buy a pickup crane to add to trailer. Yost's book Antique Tractor Bible about trailers for hauling tractors. Mine I think is a little longer than needed. I also chock the wheels. I cut off a 4 by 4 at a 45 degree angle and drilled a hole in the block and once I knew where I drilled a hole in the trailer and inserted a 1/2 inch T nut underneath. I use heavy 2' straps fore and aft. I have some brackets that bolt into the implement attachment spots and to these I run a chain. I was hit from behind while going 55mph on I80. Badly toreup my trailer (now 15 foot 9 inches), which was well fixed in a farm machine shop in IA.
Trailers can be purchased new inexpensively from many places :o . Sikeston MO has several shops. Ozark MO another. Interested? eMail me for info.

Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:34 pm

Nice looking trailer Big Dog. I had heard of brick out houses but that is some fine looking brick barn in the back ground.


Bill
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Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:45 pm

Bigdog,

I remember you mentioning the brand name of your trailer not long ago, but I can't seem to find it. What is it? Thanks.

Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:49 pm

You can get away with a single. I've done it many times. But I will tell you, a double pulls MUCH nicer if you have enough truck (at least a 1/2 ton) to pull it. I have a double now and never use the single for the cub.

You are in Iowa. I'm in MN but from IA, it seems to me the farther SOUTH you go, the cheaper the trailers are. If I were you I would look on the net and try to find a trailer maker down in MO. Maybe John can help you track one down.

Good Luck!!
Guy

Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:58 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Bigdog,

I remember you mentioning the brand name of your trailer not long ago, but I can't seem to find it. What is it? Thanks.


Don It is a "Gator Made" trailer. Made in Somerset KY.

http://www.gatormade.com/

Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:00 pm

A cub is slightly over 8 feet ong,so if you intend to haul any front or rear mounted attachments, 10 or 12 feet is a minimum. Longer will allow you to center you load better instead of it;s positioning being determined by the trailer length. I used to have a 5 x12 (bed size) with brakes that was rated for 3500 pounds. it worked good and handled good. When Cub-bud and his Dad bought it, I up graded to a 6x16 (bed size) 7000 pound rated with 4 wheel brakes and ramps with carriers. cost me about 1150. I have since added wire mesh and a tailgate, as well as a side mounted pickup crane for loading stuff and tie down loops along the top rail. I really like it, but it is a good 600 pounds heavier than the old one. This picture isn't very good, but shows me loading a heavy duty 3 point blade with the crane. Mine was purchased locally, but came from Sikeston. If you like I can get the name of the manufacturere. They did a good job of building the trailer, but their wiring and paint job were lousy.

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Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:01 pm

beaconlight wrote:Nice looking trailer Big Dog. I had heard of brick out houses but that is some fine looking brick barn in the back ground.


Bill


Bill, that is the former home of the lo-boy on the trailer. You've heard about the used car that belonged to the little old lady who only drove it to church. - Well, this is the cub that was owned by the church. They only used it once a week to mow the grass. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:55 pm

Thanks for all the input - if anyone wants to email me info, I'd appreciate it. I've decided against single axle, and will obviously go with trailer brakes. I have 2 trucks, one is a 4.3 v6 with hitch and trani cooler, the other is an old '87 chevy with a 350 - no towing equip though. so that really plays into what trailer I'll get. I'd like to sell both trucks and get a 3/4 or at least a good 1/2 pickup for hauling. I got vacation day tomorrow so am going trailer hunting - we'll see what happens. Last time I went looking, they were quoting "2003" and "2004" steel prices. I believe scrap has gone up more ($130/ton) so now the trailer will be even higher. Not that I'm ruling out used. "why buy new when slightly used will do" :)

Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:27 pm

Hi Mymariah,

I bought a 5 ft. wide by 12 ft. long double axle to haul my cub on. It
tracks and travels very well. The length is ok but I wish I had gotten a
6 ft. wide.

Just to show what can happen on my last trip to Cubarama I totally
destroyed a tire and if I had not seen it when it blew out I most likely
would not have know it until I stopped to check it. This happened on a section of I55 Highway at 70 MPH. Can you imagine what would have happened if I had only one axle? That is why I would recommend a double axle "FIRST" consideration and then determine size, brakes, bed type, etc.

Hope this helps you some.

Trailers

Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:42 pm

I have purchased two trailers from ABC Investments, Cuba Missouri 65453 phone (573) 885-2907. The trailers are from Sikeston, Missouri. Manufacturer's name - at least on the trailer is LADD. Price new $975.00.

Excellent trailers. Problems. Decking is not treated. Tires and rims are off of used - small - light weight cars - need to replace with heavier rims and tires.

Trailer quality is very good. I managed to upset one of their trailers over a creek with a WD Allis chained to the trailer. Bent a trailer axle and bowed the frame a bit. Not one broken weld. Tie down brackets held. Didn't dump the tractor. Replaced the axle. Trailer is as good as new.

If you are inteested, my father has an 18 footer with dovetail for sale. He lives in Guthrie Center.

Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:53 pm

Hi Mymariah

Alot depends on how far you are going to haul your Cub. I designed this trailer to pull one Cub (with one disc or one plow) on the interstates. It is designed to be safe, pull straight and true and brake well. I have hauled three Cubs on this one between the middle west and Arizona this year and I am happy the way it rides and pulls 8) 8)

If you want more details drop me an email :)

Mike



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Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:10 am

I used a Ditch Witch single axle trailer to move my cub around town plowing gardens. They are extremely low and tilt for loading. The draw back is the cub is all you can get on it at one time.

Mike