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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mike 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Benny Perfect for ATV
Well worth the money. Fits my Sportsman 570 and coolers. Perfect tongue weight. Put extra steel across the gate for more support, but minor modification was easy.
August 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Dan49829 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 5.0Â by Jamie 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 5.0Â by JM14 Has quirks, but I love it
First of all, I need to say that the coupler that's welded onto the tongue of this trailer takes a 2" ball and is approximately 12" off the ground when the trailer is level. The Tarter specification/UPC label on the trailer's tongue says it takes a 1-7/8" ball, but that is wrong. Stamped into the coupler itself is "2" BALL CL2". Because of the mislabeling, I used a 1-7/8" ball for several months, with lots of rattling but (thank God) no uncoupling. I had bought the smaller ball just for this trailer and only by chance noticed the 2" stamped into the coupler this morning and switched to the correct ball. I took pics of the incorrect label and the correctly-stamped coupler, but HD's image uploading is broken so I can't upload them.
Other that that, and one other defect, I love this little trailer. The other defect is that the ramp/tailgate is pretty far off center, so I have to push hard sideways to get it to clear the upright side rail it latches into. It's too close to one side and too far from the other, but once latched it stays latched on both sides. It's not a big deal, but it was scary when I first discovered it; I was away from home, and I thought I was going to have to drive back with the ramp dragging on the street.
Like any small trailer, the license plate holder on this one is garbage. It hangs below the deck (which itself is only about a foot off the ground), so it scrapes on the ground frequently and will break off for sure. The second time I used the trailer I lost the license plate somewhere between my house and the mower dealer four miles away. I had to get a new registration and plate, which I mounted above the deck rather than below, using a kit made just for that purpose.
As I said, I love this trailer despite the predictably sloppy USA workmanship. It handles great, the 2 x 8 pressure-treated lumber (not plywood!) deck is fantastic, it's easy to push around by hand when unloaded, and the ramp doesn't even flinch under the weight of my own 300 pounds atop my 600-pound ZTR mower (that's what I was most afraid of). I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one just like it if I had any earthly reason to do such a thing.
December 15, 2014