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talkinback
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24' gooseneck trailer weight?
#1337722 - 08/10/03 02:06 PM

Does anybody know or have an idea how much a 24' gooseneck flatbed trailer with a 7 ton rating weighs? I want to know how many round bales of hay I can haul without stressing my truck too much?

LMJD
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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1337827 - 08/10/03 04:01 PM

If it gives you a rough idea, my 20ft. PJ gooseneck weighs 4200. I also got 2 7000lb. axles. Loading regular bales stresses ME waay before I have to worry about stressing my truck so I'm never overloaded. All kidding aside, I'll probably be getting some round or big squares sooner or later so I'll have to figure mine out too sometime.

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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338352 - 08/10/03 10:59 PM

Surely you can haul as much as brand X

Ripsaw
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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338498 - 08/11/03 01:34 AM

444turbodiesel


How much does one of those bales weigh?





Karebear
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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338517 - 08/11/03 02:18 AM

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444turbodiesel


How much does one of those bales weigh?








The ones I built on the farm two weeks ago were 900-1000 lbs each.

Kerry

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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338630 - 08/11/03 08:22 AM

I have a kulfman 23 foot it is 4,040 2 6K axles.

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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338691 - 08/11/03 09:54 AM

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Surely you can haul as much as brand X




Brand X is actually an older model Top Hat Trailer. They are built in Naples TX, just outside of Mt.Pleasant (which is where PJ, Big Tex, and Fleetnecks are built).

Most of the 14K trailers weigh 4000 - 4500 lbs. The one in the photo is older and built heavy (has I-Beam tongue rather than channel iron tounge). The hay pictured weighs around 1100 per bale (4' x 5.5' tall). For any load bigger than this, I'd go with either a triple axle or dual tandem. The trailers will handle the loads fine, but you'll start losing tires.

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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1338746 - 08/11/03 10:28 AM

That's what I figured, he's got about 12,000 on there, that's a bunch.

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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1340001 - 08/12/03 06:09 AM

first do you have single wheels on your trailer or dualls? If they are single then they are probably 7k axels. if they are dualls they are probably 10k or maybe even 12k axels. I have a 43' goosneck with 2 12k oil bath axles under it. I haul 24 5x5 rolls on it. If you click on the link below you will see the truck and trailer with 14 rolls and a tractor. I can't even remember to take a pix when it's loaded with 24 rolls. I would say that you could get 12 rolls on your trailer pretty easy if the axels will handle the weight. 12 rolls will put you a little over 12k of hay. Stack two rolls of 4 on the bottom, three rolls on top of that and one on top of the gooseneck. Tie her down with a heavy 2" ratchet trap like the ones used on big trucks and your set. The truck will not have any problems pulling that little amount of hay. have fun.


http://photos.thedieselstop.com/showphoto.php?photo=14175&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500

talkinback
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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1341319 - 08/12/03 10:17 PM

The trailer has single axles rated at 7000lbs each.

SuperDuke
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Re: 24' gooseneck trailer weight? new
#1342471 - 08/13/03 08:05 PM

I have a 25' Pro Trak with 2 7k lb axles (single wheels). Name plate says it weighs 4700 lbs.

Can't fit too many big square bales (~900 lbs each) without overloading it.

In my area, Johnny Law loves to stop goosers.

Tow safe.


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