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Dixie2542

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K getting ready to buy a flatbed trailer dovetail want 10k axles but may settle for 7. Need to know what brands to look for and what brands to stay away from please. Used is fine. Any options you'd wished you purchased with it or thought was a waste?
 

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My previous dual tandem was a Moritz International, very nice trailer and a friend of mine is still using it today. I bought a new Load Trail with 12k's and a hydraulic dove last year, and I'd give it a 7 out of 10. Has a horrible vibration at 35 mph and overall QC is hit and miss. SmokinM from here just got the same in a Diamond C and I'm beginning to think I should have done the same.
 
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Yea I know there's some bad ones out there like in cattle trailers and all equipment. Def good to know So Thanks!
Anyone else out there have problems or love theirs?
 

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Like Cfpinz said I just bought a 12 ton Diamond C and it is hands down all they advertise them as and the best trailer I have owned. They are pricey though, I use mine everyday and that is the only way I can justify the money. I also have a 7 ton Delta and a 10 ton Kaufman. I have had several of the Kaufman/ Kraftsman brand and had nothing but great service from them. I thought the Delta would be a step up but was probably a lateral move at best.

Not sure your exact location but if you are close to North Carolina a Kaufman or Kraftsman is hard to beat for the money and you can pick them up factory direct pretty reasonable. They are basically the same trailer.
 

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I bought a cornpro at the beginning of spring. 25+5 with 12k lb axles. I’ve been very pleased. I like the kaufman trailers as well. Local guy 5 minutes up the road sells corn pro and has done business with my grandfather for years. Would have bought a kaufman if not for that. Can’t go wrong with either one.
 

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Cornpro has a great reputation that trailer should serve you well.

Did you end up buying one Dixie?
 
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Not yet... had a big ticket item to break that knocked me back a few months so will let know when I do. Good info thanks
 

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PJ is a great brand very well built. Pricey like most quality products. Really can’t say enough good things about my Diamond C. From how it is built to how it pulls I have been nothing but impressed.
 

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Anyone have any knowledge of PJ Trailers?
My father has an older PJ and it's been a great trailer, only real complaint is the back end is too close to the ground and drags a lot. It's got to be getting close to 20 years old, and the paint job is still fairly decent.

I priced the trailer I was looking for from PJ, Load Trail and Diamond C. The latter two were so close the difference was negligible depending on the particular dealer. PJ was consistently 3k or so higher than the other 2. PJ uses 5" diameter lift cylinders on their hydraulic doves, whereas the other 2 use 3" diameter cylinders - though they use a different attachment distance from the pivot so there's no gain in strength/lift time. I've read of more than one account of the cylinder support frame buckling on PJ's for what it's worth. That along with the extra money up front eliminated them from my search.

Long story short, I'm not interested in one of their hydraulic doves, but a flatdeck or standard dovetail would be a contender if the price were right.
 

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