0704496589000

Model TUTWF58

Internet #203415340

Store SKU #297907

1550 lb. Tarter Gate 5 ft. x 8 ft. Utility Trailer

$797.00 /each

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Rugged Tarter Gate Company 5 ft. x 8 ft. open bed utility trailer with 1550 lb. payload capacity and wood plank flooring. This trailer is capable of hauling lawn tractors and golf carts with ease. Perfect for weekend home improvement and outdoor lawn and garden projects.

  • Durable black powder coat finish will outlast paint
  • Treated wood plank flooring for rigid hauling platform
  • Removable ramp gate for easy on and off loading
  • 1 year limited warranty

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what is the coupler size and height when level?

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July 3, 2014
have a 2004 Tahoe and the top of the inside of the receiver is 18 inches
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March 4, 2015
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It takes a 2" ball. Disregard the writing on the tag that says 1-7/8". There is a bigger tag that says 2"! And I towed mine with a 2" ball which would not be possible if it required a 1-7/8" ball.
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December 16, 2014
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Here are the pics I couldn't upload earlier. The 1-7/8" on the label is WRONG. The 2" stamped into the coupler is correct.
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December 15, 2014
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I answered this question incorrectly before, but I can't find any way to correct it. I said the coupler takes a 1-7/8" ball, but that's wrong. It takes a 2" ball. The 12" height of the coupler when level is correct.
I did buy and use a 1-7/8" ball because the manufacturer's UPC and specification label on the tongue says 1-7/8", but stamped into the metal of the coupler itself is 2". I verified that a 2" Read More
I answered this question incorrectly before, but I can't find any way to correct it. I said the coupler takes a 1-7/8" ball, but that's wrong. It takes a 2" ball. The 12" height of the coupler when level is correct.
I did buy and use a 1-7/8" ball because the manufacturer's UPC and specification label on the tongue says 1-7/8", but stamped into the metal of the coupler itself is 2". I verified that a 2" ball does fit perfectly, and that's what I will use from now on.
I noticed that there seemed to be an awful lot of rattle and looseness with the smaller ball, but it never did come uncoupled. It was only by chance that I noticed the stamping in the coupler this morning and switched to the correct ball.
I hope no one was misled by my earlier answer, but it really is the manufacturer's fault for misprinting the label. I took photos of the coupler and the label to show why I made the mistake, but HD's image upload is messed up. 2" definitely is the correct ball size for my trailer. Read Less
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November 16, 2014
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The coupler takes a 1-7/8" ball. This trailer on Tarter's website, under the same TUTWF58 model number, says it takes a 2" ball, so the smaller coupler must be exclusively for Home Depot. I made the mistake of buying a 2" ball because of the Tarter spec, since this site didn't say what size the coupler is, so I had to exchange it before I could drive the trailer away from HD after I bought and registered Read More
The coupler takes a 1-7/8" ball. This trailer on Tarter's website, under the same TUTWF58 model number, says it takes a 2" ball, so the smaller coupler must be exclusively for Home Depot. I made the mistake of buying a 2" ball because of the Tarter spec, since this site didn't say what size the coupler is, so I had to exchange it before I could drive the trailer away from HD after I bought and registered it.
The distance from the bottom of the coupler (which roughly corresponds to the inside top of the receiver) to the ground when the trailer is level is very close to 12 inches, so you'll need to drop around 6" for your Tahoe. I had to drop 4" for my 2003 Pilot. Read Less
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Will the gate fold in flat against the deck?

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Now I can answer my own question, in case it helps someone else. The gate does fold in flat against the deck- that's how they are at Home Depot when you go to buy one. It's true for the 5X10 trailer too.
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I took my gate off the first day so I don't know first hand if it will fold down flat but after checking and measuring it I don't see why it wouldn't. It may not be totally flat but the hinge pins and receptacles seem to be offset enough for it to happen.
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June 12, 2015
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No, the gate is folded to a vertical position.
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What is actual inside width dimensions of the bed

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The previous answer seems incorrect for an outside dimension 5' (60") x 8' (96") trailer.
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May 14, 2016
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The width x length is 79 x 136 inches.
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What are the actual dimensions in inches of the platform? I have read the reviews and one review say 94 inches, that is not 8 feet.

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8 feet is 96 inches: less +/- 1 inch each end for the frame and you are left with +/- 94 inches.
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Someone probably did not measure correctly. The inside length of the trailer is 97 inches or 8 feet one inch. I hauled 4x8 sheets of plywood yesterday in my trailer.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ok for the price I purchasd this trailer for my golf cart and it does haul it well with little swaying. Two problems have come up that some other people mentioned in othere reviews are: 1, the wiring is so cheaply done its falling apart already and needs to be changed. 2, the hinge on the rear door is welded on incorrectly and the door slides to the side making it very hard to lower the door to the ground. February 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Licensing I can only answer about required licensing for the west coast states and that is a license plate and registration are required for this trailer. Check with your states Vehicle Licensing departments. June 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Trailer Just got my new trailer with my new lawn tractor from Home Depot awesome utility trailer! May 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good trailer Good trailer, tires a little to small should have been just a little bigger March 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 5 x 8 trailer Compared to other trailers of this type from these types of retail outlets, this trailer's quality is definitely superior. The ramp seems to be heavy duty, is removable, the deck is wood instead of mesh, and it's powder coated compared to the cheap paint jobs on most in this category. I drove two hours to buy the trailer, but arrived before Home Depot opened. While waiting, I happened to take a tape measure and measure the bed, what a disappointment! From the inside of the ramp to the inside of the front frame, it measures about 94". So, in order to haul standard 8' material, you would have to remove the ramp. So, I called the company that manufactured these and left a message to see if it was feasible to extend the ramp brackets, but they haven't returned my call. Still looking for a trailer! :-( September 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Weld Love it so far. But I bought it this spring taken a few light loads to the dump and picked up a load of mulch so far and today I noticed the spring broke away from the frame! It says it is a one year warranty. I'm going to look into it. It hasn't been overloaded. Looked like the weld just broke September 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice trailer for the money...but... I knew going into this trailer it had assembly problems and I wasn't disappointed. The two that were available at my store were both on hold for repairs. So I drove 1-1/2 to the next closest Home Depot where they had 3 available. All had problems that I saw just looking. I picked the one with the best wood and all the lights and lenses in place. The other two had missing or damaged side light, red lenses. Some of the nails in the board were sticking up and there was rust in places. Mine had a tail/brake light problem. The right tail light was wired backwards; Stop/Turn was dim where the running light was bright. I saw that the assembler had a tough time and just got mad and jammed the wires in out of frustration. I switched the wires but had to solder them in to keep them connected. Both of the tail lights were loosely attached. I put spiral wrap on all of the exposed wires on the sides and underneath. The wires underneath hung down considerably. I also put silicon seal on the place where the wires go into the tail light which is totally exposed to road spray. The license plate bracket is too low and would get torn off on the first driveway I crossed. I turned the bracket over so the license plate is above the light but that looks a little flimsy so maybe I will mount the plate on the left fender, vertically instead. Oh, make sure to hook up the wiring to your vehicle before you buy it! Lighting is the biggest problem. The bottom line is: this is a very cheap trailer and you must expect many corners to be cut to make it cheap. If you are good with wiring and tools then this is the trailer for you. However if you want a trailer that is in good condition when you buy it, you better shop for another because you will have to work on this one brand new. And there is zero warranty on it. March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent small utility trailer I bought this trailer to haul my golf cart and it works just great. Trailer is well balanced when empty for easy moving. And, when loaded has plenty of tongue weight to pull straight and safe. Axel placement is just right for well balanced load and proper tongue weight. I like the quality construction, especially the gate latch and lock system. I've looked at many other small trailers and liked this one best. June 25, 2014
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