Whether you’re a landowner or farmer, in construction or in lawn care, there’s one piece of equipment critical to your business: a trailer to haul your equipment and supplies.
Texas Bragg has been in business since 1977, and is still headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Their trailers are well known for heavy-duty construction and long service life. Each trailer is assembled and welded by a single craftsman to ensure consistent quality, and they take personal pride in delivering excellent products.
Types of Trailers
The kind of trailer you need depends on what you’re hauling, what you’re hauling it with, and the weight of your load. Here are a few different types of Texas Bragg trailers to choose from:
Heavy Equipment Tilt (HET) Trailer
At 12’ long, the HET trailer is perfect for compact equipment with low ground clearance, like zero-turn mowers or compact lawn tractors. The HET model features a single axle and a tilt deck for easy loading. Depending on the model, it supports 5,200 to 7,000 lbs.
TEH Heavy Equipment Trailer
Commercial grade 22′ TEH models are longer and heavier-duty tilt bed trailers. The double axles add extra support, while the tilt bed makes equipment with low ground clearance easy to load. Models are rated for weight from 9,995 lbs to 14,000 lbs, meaning you can haul a good sized compact tractor. The 4WD John Deere 7425 tractor, for example, weighs in at about 12,000 lbs.
Big Pipe (BP)
When you need to haul heavier equipment, you need a bigger, heavier trailer. The Big Pipe (BP) utility trailer models come standard with a 16’ to 20’ deck and 5,200 lb, 6,000 lb, or 7,000 lb axles for hauling up to 14,000 lbs.
Big Pipe Low Boy
The Big Pipe Low Boy is a 16’ to 20’ Texas Bragg trailer designed to haul up to 14,000 lbs. That means you can safely transport a Kubota M7172.
If you need even bigger sizes for commercial use, Texas Bragg makes them, and they all come standard with lighting.
Trailer Upgrade Options
Once you’ve picked the equipment trailer that’s right for your needs, there are lots of options to consider. Depending on model, potential upgrades may include features like:
- Adjustable Channel Coupler
- Raised Side Rails
- Expanded Metal Sides
- Hydraulic Tilt Bed
- Spare Tire Mount
- Torsion Axles
- Side Gate
- Flush Floor
How to Choose the Right Trailer
When picking out the right trailer to meet your needs, the most important factor is weight. You need to buy a trailer designed to haul the weight you typically need to carry, bearing in mind all the other things you might need for a job. A commercial landscaper, for example, needs to figure in the weight of the lawn tractor or zero-turn mower, plus implements, leaf blowers, edgers, and other tools. Then add the weight of bags of mulch, fertilizer, seed, and water for your crew.
You’ll also need to consider how much weight your truck can haul. If your truck isn’t up to the task, you may need to refigure amounts until you have the right balance.
Before you begin using an equipment trailer, you need to understand tie downs and weight distribution.
Texas Bragg trailers set the quality standards for every trailer on the market today. That’s why we carry them. We trust them, and so can you. If you want to talk about what kind of trailer you need, come in and talk to us. We’ll be glad to help you decide.