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Titan Trailers Ruff Neck Flatbeds

Kent Sundling

I’ve used flatbed trailers more than any other type of trailer. I’ve hauled hay, wool, tractors, buildings etc. When I was in the custom haying business I’d put a tractor with a loader hooked to a big round baler on my flatbed and put up hay all over Colorado. I’ve had trailer house axles, triple axles, greaseable and oil bath axles. It’s easy to overload a flatbed and I did many times on the farm.

I like Titan Trailers. They are made in Kansas with lots of iron. The Rough Neck’s we used in our 2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker Shootout Truck Comparison were tested with nearly 10-tons of bricks – right at the maximum capacities of the new one ton Ram, GM and Ford dually’s we used.

Titan Trailer provided us with the three brand-new, 30-foot gooseneck flatbed trailers. Each empty trailer had a curb weight of about 7,100 pounds. The Ruff Neck flatbeds feature tandem dual-rear-wheel 10,000-pound rear axles to support some of the heaviest loads you can tow with a pickup.

The three trailers had tandem dually oil bath Dexter axles, heavy duty slipper springs, 24-foot flatbed floors with 6-foot dovetails. The treated 2-by-8-inch wood floors were one piece planks with angle iron hold downs on the ends. The ramps were equipped with 6-foot wide glides and a spring loaded deck plate that can be pinned in their upright position for more room for tractors. We pinned the ramps up to give us more wind resistance in testing truck speed at the Chrysler Proving Ground near Yucca, Ariz.

All Titan’s come with recessed sealed LED lights of course. These trailers had dual pin spring loaded jacks rated 12,500-pounds each. The springs in the jacks made hooking and unhooking easy, which we did dozens of time in the truck comparison tests. Up front is a big chain box with a lockable lid between the jacks. The trailer frame is coated with an automotive sealant. I reported on the DuPont pain process in my Titan Trailer factory review and Titan has the best paint of any trailer I’ve reviewed.

Under the floor planks are 3-inch C-channel cross members on 16-inch centers. The floor outside rub rails are 5-inch channel and it has stake pockets and round tubing for ropes and chains. The gooseneck uses the same I-Beam as the frame, the Rough Neck version that we used, angles the neck I-beam down for a shorter stronger coupler tube. Titan’s wiring is top notch also, conduit wiring, junction boxes at the axles and the trailer electrical wire at the neck goes to a junction box.

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Loaded at almost 10-ton each towing 2,200 miles from 50 to 110 degrees and up to 80 mph, we took the trucks and trailers to the extreme. There was never a problem even with the severe brake tests we did in Arizona. Maximum load, 110 degrees and 80 mph, that’s why were called test dummies.

Pinning the ramps upright gives you more loaded space for what you drive off. The big springs make the 6-by-4-foot ramps easy to lift and the 6-foot wide glide ramps give you full use of the deck. With the ramps in upright position, holes in the deck plate show lights.

For more information, please visit http://www.TitanTrailer.com.

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Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.

I’ve used flatbed trailers more than any other type of trailer. I’ve hauled hay, wool, tractors, buildings etc. When I was in the custom haying business I’d put a tractor with a loader hooked to a big round baler on my flatbed and put up hay all over Colorado. I’ve had trailer house axles, triple axles, greaseable and oil bath axles. It’s easy to overload a flatbed and I did many times on the farm.

I like Titan Trailers. They are made in Kansas with lots of iron. The Rough Neck’s we used in our 2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker Shootout Truck Comparison were tested with nearly 10-tons of bricks – right at the maximum capacities of the new one ton Ram, GM and Ford dually’s we used.

Titan Trailer provided us with the three brand-new, 30-foot gooseneck flatbed trailers. Each empty trailer had a curb weight of about 7,100 pounds. The Ruff Neck flatbeds feature tandem dual-rear-wheel 10,000-pound rear axles to support some of the heaviest loads you can tow with a pickup.

The three trailers had tandem dually oil bath Dexter axles, heavy duty slipper springs, 24-foot flatbed floors with 6-foot dovetails. The treated 2-by-8-inch wood floors were one piece planks with angle iron hold downs on the ends. The ramps were equipped with 6-foot wide glides and a spring loaded deck plate that can be pinned in their upright position for more room for tractors. We pinned the ramps up to give us more wind resistance in testing truck speed at the Chrysler Proving Ground near Yucca, Ariz.

All Titan’s come with recessed sealed LED lights of course. These trailers had dual pin spring loaded jacks rated 12,500-pounds each. The springs in the jacks made hooking and unhooking easy, which we did dozens of time in the truck comparison tests. Up front is a big chain box with a lockable lid between the jacks. The trailer frame is coated with an automotive sealant. I reported on the DuPont pain process in my Titan Trailer factory review and Titan has the best paint of any trailer I’ve reviewed.

Under the floor planks are 3-inch C-channel cross members on 16-inch centers. The floor outside rub rails are 5-inch channel and it has stake pockets and round tubing for ropes and chains. The gooseneck uses the same I-Beam as the frame, the Rough Neck version that we used, angles the neck I-beam down for a shorter stronger coupler tube. Titan’s wiring is top notch also, conduit wiring, junction boxes at the axles and the trailer electrical wire at the neck goes to a junction box.

Loaded at almost 10-ton each towing 2,200 miles from 50 to 110 degrees and up to 80 mph, we took the trucks and trailers to the extreme. There was never a problem even with the severe brake tests we did in Arizona. Maximum load, 110 degrees and 80 mph, that’s why were called test dummies.

Pinning the ramps upright gives you more loaded space for what you drive off. The big springs make the 6-by-4-foot ramps easy to lift and the 6-foot wide glide ramps give you full use of the deck. With the ramps in upright position, holes in the deck plate show lights.

For more information, please visit http://www.TitanTrailer.com.

***

Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.

I’ve used flatbed trailers more than any other type of trailer. I’ve hauled hay, wool, tractors, buildings etc. When I was in the custom haying business I’d put a tractor with a loader hooked to a big round baler on my flatbed and put up hay all over Colorado. I’ve had trailer house axles, triple axles, greaseable and oil bath axles. It’s easy to overload a flatbed and I did many times on the farm.

I like Titan Trailers. They are made in Kansas with lots of iron. The Rough Neck’s we used in our 2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker Shootout Truck Comparison were tested with nearly 10-tons of bricks – right at the maximum capacities of the new one ton Ram, GM and Ford dually’s we used.

Titan Trailer provided us with the three brand-new, 30-foot gooseneck flatbed trailers. Each empty trailer had a curb weight of about 7,100 pounds. The Ruff Neck flatbeds feature tandem dual-rear-wheel 10,000-pound rear axles to support some of the heaviest loads you can tow with a pickup.

The three trailers had tandem dually oil bath Dexter axles, heavy duty slipper springs, 24-foot flatbed floors with 6-foot dovetails. The treated 2-by-8-inch wood floors were one piece planks with angle iron hold downs on the ends. The ramps were equipped with 6-foot wide glides and a spring loaded deck plate that can be pinned in their upright position for more room for tractors. We pinned the ramps up to give us more wind resistance in testing truck speed at the Chrysler Proving Ground near Yucca, Ariz.

All Titan’s come with recessed sealed LED lights of course. These trailers had dual pin spring loaded jacks rated 12,500-pounds each. The springs in the jacks made hooking and unhooking easy, which we did dozens of time in the truck comparison tests. Up front is a big chain box with a lockable lid between the jacks. The trailer frame is coated with an automotive sealant. I reported on the DuPont pain process in my Titan Trailer factory review and Titan has the best paint of any trailer I’ve reviewed.

Under the floor planks are 3-inch C-channel cross members on 16-inch centers. The floor outside rub rails are 5-inch channel and it has stake pockets and round tubing for ropes and chains. The gooseneck uses the same I-Beam as the frame, the Rough Neck version that we used, angles the neck I-beam down for a shorter stronger coupler tube. Titan’s wiring is top notch also, conduit wiring, junction boxes at the axles and the trailer electrical wire at the neck goes to a junction box.

Loaded at almost 10-ton each towing 2,200 miles from 50 to 110 degrees and up to 80 mph, we took the trucks and trailers to the extreme. There was never a problem even with the severe brake tests we did in Arizona. Maximum load, 110 degrees and 80 mph, that’s why were called test dummies.

Pinning the ramps upright gives you more loaded space for what you drive off. The big springs make the 6-by-4-foot ramps easy to lift and the 6-foot wide glide ramps give you full use of the deck. With the ramps in upright position, holes in the deck plate show lights.

For more information, please visit http://www.TitanTrailer.com.

***

Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.