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Scott McKinnon NC    Posted 07-27-2017 at 09:47:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I want to purchase a tandem trailer for my 8N. I'm considering a 7 x 16 car carrier style. The tractor and bush hog length will leave less than 1 ft. clearance front to back. Any brand or feature recommendations? Thanks for your input.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-28-2017 at 17:31:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Another option is a 4 horse stock trailer. Used ours a in a pinch but you can't take any implements with you. I prefer my 7' x 18' car hauler. It will fit the tractor and anything I can attach to it and still center properly.

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 07-27-2017 at 14:36:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Getting a longer trailer than you need allows flexibility. Here is my 961 loaded backward with 6' mower.

    Stumpy

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 07-27-2017 at 14:34:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • More trailer is good. The link should show my M and 7' mower.

    Stumpy

    Gaspump    Posted 07-27-2017 at 12:47:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I use an Anderson 16' x 8'6" to haul my N's as well as my 960 with loader. I pull it behind Tahoe, Yukon, or Expedition type vehicles. For tractors equipment type trailers with HD ramps work very well. Dovetails are great for hauling cars if you need. Hudson near Mint Hill NC builds a good trailer for a good price.

    Scott McKinnon NC    Posted 07-27-2017 at 12:04:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does anybody know where the center of gravity is on an 8N?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-27-2017 at 17:23:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Load tractor so the rear wheels are directly over the rear trailer wheels.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    carl nny    Posted 07-27-2017 at 17:09:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Also depends on if tires are loaded or not or if you have a loader. A lot of variables..

    JMOR    Posted 07-27-2017 at 12:46:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very close to two feet ahead of rear axle.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-27-2017 at 11:39:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Definitely buy more trailer length than you need, and/or make absolutely sure the axles can be re-positioned front to rear. As JMOR already pointed out, weight distribution for a tractor and various implements varies widely and is very different from the average car most trailers may have been designed to transport.

    Worst trip I ever made was with a wrecked race car they had to put on the trailer backwards using two wreckers. Weight distribution was totally wrong, so anything over 35 MPH would start that dreadful sway.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 07-27-2017 at 11:32:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There are far too many brands out there nowadays to make a good recommendation for a specific name, however PJ trailers are top rated in my opinion; (but also probably one of the most expensive). Having pulled tandem tractor trailers since the mid 60's when I started a tractor business on the side, it didn't take me but two 16 footers to figure out that I should have bought 18 footers in the first place because that extra 2 feet came in more handy over time than a button on a shirt, and the cost of the additional length was very little, not to mention that I never regretted owning the longer models over the following 40 some odd years.

    I feel fairly sure that most of todays name brand equipment trailers are well engineered regarding axle placement in relation to load spread, coupled of course with the fact that most owners know well where to place their loads on trailer decks for best balance, tongue weight and stopping, so I wouldn't be all too concerned with that issue. Off brand and backyard built trailers could be altogether different in that regard.

    JMOR    Posted 07-27-2017 at 11:39:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My point was that with his tractor &hog using the full length of his trailer, he has NO room for "where to place the load". In that /his case, then axle placement is everything.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 07-28-2017 at 10:06:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very true J and one of the reasons why I suggest going to at least 2' longer; (I eventually went with 20' bumper pull trailers, but with my GN's, I stick with a min. 20' deck and 5' dove tail.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 07-27-2017 at 10:06:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Scott,,I bought my 7X16 tandem axel at a trailer lot outside Maxton several years back and noticed several built different heavy structures.Mine is a dovetail (I like it)and with a mower etc. hooked up yes it sticks out about a ft.hooked to a 8N.Mine is built a little "beefy" but trailers real well for what I haul.I didn't get high sides but all have ample places for tie downs.I can't remember the name nor weighted no's for it.Trailers have increased in price so be ready.No doubt where your at you will find plenty to look at.Dang,,,I haven't been much help at all.

    JMOR    Posted 07-27-2017 at 10:06:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Seems as though there are zero standards as to how far to the rear the wheels are offset, but depending on you load & its position, that amount off offset can place too much (or too little) weight on your hitch. This situation becomes worse when you have tractor plus hog taking so much of bed length that you have no leeway to re-position for good balance. If you buy a trailer with wrong offset for your application/load/loading, then it is very difficult to change ....BTDT.

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