The 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck is a part of Gatormade’s elite trailer series. It was built with the concept that: a wise investment is much more than a low price. A wise investment is what you get for the dollar spent. The elite series is engineered and built using the top materials in the trailer industry. The 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck was engineered and designed with hotshot truckers and their freight in mind.
Gatormade’s Big Ramps
Gatormade pioneered their big ramp system on their gooseneck trailers. In the eight years of this big ramp system, the Gatormade company has seen success, and the big ramps now come standard on Gatormade’s gooseneck trailers. The ramps on the 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck are forty inches in width and sixty inches in length. The big ramps have power assist up and down with a diamond plate bottom and ramp. These big ramps are so simple, but they make a big impact when it comes to loading your trailer. In addition to the big ramps, you can use the trailer’s dovetail when the trailers are folded out flat. Not only are these ramps easier to load your trailer, the big ramps are also safer.
Safety Steps and Boarding Handles
While most trailers have a step on the side, the Gatormade 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck has steps and boarding handles at the front of the bed. The safety steps make it as simple as walking up the stairs in your home. Most trailers have the small step on the side. You can barely fit both feet on them, and there is not anything to hold on to when you are trying to get yourself on the trailer. If you think about it, side steps make it difficult to hop on your trailer, and they can be dangerous. The safety steps and large handles make it even more safe to get on and off your trailer. This is convenient for hotshot truckers who are loading, unloading, or just working on the bed of their gooseneck trailer.
Flatbed & Treated Floor
The flatbed on the 24.9K Gooseneck trailer is a platform that you can mount specialized equipment on, and this is well-suited for hotshot truckers. The flatbed trailer is 102 inches wide. The wood on the flatbed is also treated. You can haul any load you need to with a durable, quality, wooden floor. There is an open headboard on the bed of the trailer. The open headboard is aerodynamic. That provides load protection for every load you will haul.
The 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck has two 10K oil bath Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles is a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry. Dexter Axles are designed and crafted to last for years. Since the 24.9K has Dexter Axles, that means it is even safer and more durable. It will also last longer.
Lighting and Reflective Tape
The lighting is all LED on the 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck. There is an LED light bar at the top of the headboard to ensure the hotshot trailer is well-lit and more visibility of the road. All of the lighting and the reflective tape is Department of Transportation (DOT) approved. This means the lighting and reflective tape is legal across the United States and Canada. The fact that the lighting and reflective tape are DOT approved, gives hotshot truckers peace of mind. It also saves truckers money, because they do not have to pay extra money to have the lights and tape DOT approved after they have bought it.
I-Beam and Torque Tube
The 24.9K Gooseneck has a 14″ I-beam mainframe and neck, and it also has a torque tube. They are both designed for heavy-duty hotshot trucking. The large I-beam and torque tube help strengthen the trailer. There is also bracing under the trailer bed. There are gussets from the side of the bed down to the I-beam.
This prevents the hotshot trailer from getting frame fatigue or frame flex. When a trailer has frame fatigue or frame flex, it can start shaking as you are driving down the road. You cannot haul loads safely when your trailer is fatigued, and your trailer becomes unfit and unsafe to drive. If your trailer has a large I-beam and torque tube, it will compensate for the weight. Hotshot truckers can haul loads of all sizes, and your trailer will last even longer.
Spare Tire & Fire Extinguisher
The 24.9K Gooseneck also comes with a mounted spare tire and a mounted fire extinguisher (on the driver side). I am fairly sure no one ever plans on getting a flat tire on the road or putting out a fire. When you are stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, you are not making money. This can be damaging to your business. If you are stuck on the side of the road with a fire, it is very dangerous. If you do not have a fire extinguisher, you are putting your life in jeopardy. When your gooseneck trailer has the both of these things, it is vital to your business and safety.
Powder coat paint comes on the 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck. The powder-coat paint is the latest in the trailer manufacturing industry. The powder coat paint makes the trailer look very clean. The trailer is shiny and has a matte look to it. At Gatormade, the powder coat paint is actually baked on. By baking on the powder coat paint, it gives the trailer a smooth finish. Every metal part of the gooseneck trailer is covered. The paint coverage is complete, and it is made to last for years to come.
The 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 24,900 pounds. The 24.9K Gooseneck has a trailer weight of 9,500 pounds. The 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck has a carrying capacity of 15,400 pounds. Since the 24.9K Gooseneck has a spread axle, the axles split the weight. There are two 10,000-pound Dexter Axles. You can haul loads of all sizes, and the axles will hold up.
The 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck’s wiring is sealed in tube or conduit. There are various wires that allow the transfer of power for the lighting, as well as auxiliary functions such as an electric trailer brake controller, backup lights, or power supply for a winch, or interior trailer lights. If your gooseneck trailer is not equipped with a preformed wire harness, the wires are susceptible to being ruined.
When your wires are ruined, your trailer cannot function properly. You can not use the brake controller, backup lights, power supply, or the trailer lights. That can be dangerous for you and other drivers on the road. The 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck has all its wiring sealed to resist harsh weather. This will make sure your trailer’s wiring is always kept safe and out of inclement weather.
Stake Pockets and Rub Rails
It is inevitable that a hotshot trucker will take their hotshot trailer to the limits. The 24.9k Tandem Axle Gooseneck trailer comes with heavy duty stake pocket and rub rails. This provides the 24.9K Tandem Gooseneck trailer with strength and durability when you are carrying anything from concrete, brick, or lightweight equipment.
The trailer also has rub rails. The rub rails are designed to “rub” against other objects (i.e. walls or highway barricades, etc.) to absorb impact and trauma. This protects the trailer from damage. The rub rails also protect the chains, straps, and ropes that are commonly used to secure cargo on the trailer. You can transport your load safely and easily with heavy duty stake pockets and rub rails.
The 24.9K Gooseneck trailer comes equipped with Heavy Duty Spring Suspension (HDSS). The HDSS is the most rugged suspension in the industry. It comes as an option for most other trailers, but it comes standard on the 24.9k Tandem Axle Gooseneck.
The HDSS is ultra heavy duty featuring million mile bushings and heavy spring hangers that are welded to the trailer frame. HDSS is safer than most spring suspension that is common among other trailers. Since it is welded to the hotshot trailer frame it is made to last, and it is equipped to haul all your loads.
Complete Breakaway Kit with Lock with Battery and Charger
Lock Down Handle
Steps on Each Side of the Bed with Boarding Handles
Lockable Steel Toolbox with Lid Holder Between Gooseneck Uprights
102-inch Rubber Mounted Sealed Lighting
All Wiring Sealed in Tube or Conduit
Safety Reflective Marker Tape
Mounted Spare Tire
Two 10K Oil Bath Dexter Axles
1-3-5 Year Warranty
14-inch I-Beam Main Frame and Neck
Stand-up Bars for Ramps
All LED Lighting
Stake Pockets 19-inch OC with Rub Rails & Chain Spools
Drivers Side Mounted Type ABC Fire Extinguisher
LED Work Light Bar on Top of Headboard
6-inch Horizontal Torque Tube
Low Profile Pierced Frame Design 35-inch Deck Height
Under the Deck Steel Toolbox/Toolboxes
6-ft. X 8-ft. Deck Over Neck
14-Ply Radial Tires
BIGFOOT Hydraulic Jack
Removable Stake Pocket D-Rings
Sliding Ratchets with Straps
Taller Gooseneck Coupler
Additional Welded Rings
5th Wheel Gooseneck Coupler
Air Ride Suspension
Aluminium Wheels (Outer Four Tires)
12,000lb. Electric Brake Axles
15,000lb. Electric Brake Axles
17.5-inch Commercial-Grade Tires
Factory Direct Sales
You can buy this 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck from Gatormade Headquarters. When you buy a Gatormade trailer, you are getting a factory direct sale. There are no dealerships. This works out in the buyer’s favor. Since there are no dealerships, there are no dealer markups. You are buying straight from the factory, and you can get the trailer at the wholesale price. You really do get the best bang for your buck by buying from the factory. The factory is located in Somerset, Kentucky. This location allows convenient access to factory direct locations in the northern and southern parts of the United States.
Even if you cannot make the drive to Somerset, Kentucky to pick up your trailer, there are seven factory direct locations. A Gatormade salesman can have your trailer sent from the factory to any factory direct location with no charge added. There are factory direct locations in Mt. Orab, Ohio; Marietta, Georgia; Nicholasville, Kentucky; Byhalia, Mississippi; Salisbury, North Carolina; Ocala, Florida; and Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania. Each location offers gooseneck trailers, and there will be helpful salesmen who can get your trailer hooked up, and you can be on your way to hauling your loads.
Editor’s Rating: 9/10
The Gatormade 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck has quality features that will serve any hotshot trucker well. The features such as the powder coat paint, Big Ramps, or the HDSS come standard on the Gatormade 24.9K Tandem Axle is additional upgrades on most other trailers on the market.
The downside is that there is only one factory in Somerset, Kentucky. Gatormade does not have a large dealer network, and you cannot just go to a local trailer dealer near you. With that being said, the factory-direct price is the best value out there.
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