The Gatromade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck is a part of Gatromade’s elite series. The Gatromade 30K is a leading performer in its class. It is engineered to maximize the total weight capacity of the trailer.
Gatormade’s Big Ramps
The 30K Gooseneck has Gatormade’s Big Ramps. The ramps on the 30K Gooseneck are forty inches in width, and they have a self-tracking design. The ramps do have power assist up and down with a diamond plate bottom. There are also stand-up bars for the ramps. You can also use the dovetail when the ramps are folded out flat.
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. These Big Ramps are so simple, but they make a big impact when it comes to loading your hotshot trailer. Not only are these ramps easier to load your trailer, the big ramps are also safer.
Safety Steps & Boarding Handles
While most trailers have a step on the side, the Gatormade 30K Dual 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 gooseneck trailer. This is convenient for hotshot truckers who are loading, unloading, or just working on the bed of their trailer.
The flatbed on the 30K Gooseneck trailer is a platform that you can mount specialized equipment on, and this is well-suited for hotshot truckers. The flatbed is 102 inches wide, and the height is 35-inches.
The wood on the flatbed is also pressure treated. Pressure treating is a preservative process that helps wood withstand the elements and wards off termites, microorganisms and fungal decay. This makes the wooden floor on a flatbed trailer last even longer.
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.
15K Drum Dexter Axles
The 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck has two 15K Drum 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 30K has Dexter Axles, that means it is even safer and more durable. It will also last longer.
LED Lighting & Reflective Tape
The 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck has all LED lighting and reflective tape. LED Lighting will ensure the trailer is properly lit, and it allows for more visibility on the road. The reflective tape greatly increases nighttime visibility of hotshot trailers. Both lighting and reflective tape are required by law.
The 30K already comes with Department of Transportation (DOT) approved lighting. 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 the gooseneck trailer.
I-Beam & Torque Tube
The 30K Gooseneck has a 14″ I-beam mainframe and neck, and it also has a torque tube. The large I-beam and torque tube help strengthen the trailer, and it is designed for heavy-duty hauling. 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 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.
Mounted Spare Tire & Fire Extinguisher
The 30K 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.
Safety Breakaway Kit
The Gatormade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck comes standard with a safety breakaway kit. The breakaway system is designed to bring your trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes if it becomes disconnected while being towed. The safety breakaway kit is self-charging, so should you need it, it would be usable.
The 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 30,000 pounds. The 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck has a two 15,000 Drum Dexter Axles. You can haul loads of all sizes, and the axles will hold up.
Powder-coat paint comes on the 30K Dual 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 trailer is covered. The paint coverage is complete, and it is made to last for years to come.
The 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck’s wiring is protected in a preformed wire harness. 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 cannot 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 30K Dual Tandem Gooseneck has all its wiring is harnessed to resist harsh weather. This will make sure your trailer’s wiring is always kept safe and out of inclement weather.
Heavy Duty Stake Pockets & Rub Rails
The 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck comes standard with heavy duty stake pockets and rub rails. The trailer has stake pockets to protect cargo from moving around or falling off the trailer.
The trailer also has rub rails. The rub rails are designed to “rub” against other objects to absorb impact and trauma. 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.
There is a spread axle on the 30K Dual Tandem. The spread axle is often times referred to as a “split” axle. The split axle can carry more pounds per axle than close-spaced tandems.
The 30K Dual Tandem comes equipped with Heavy Duty Spring Suspension (HDSS). The HDSS is the most rugged suspension in the industry. It comes as an upgrade on most trailers, but it comes standard on the Gatormade 30K. 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 trailer frame it is made to last, and it is equipped to haul all your loads.
There is a lockable tool box on the front of the 30K Dual Tandem. Hotshot truckers can store whatever tools and equipment they need conveniently in the toolbox. Since the toolbox is lockable, hotshot truckers do not have to worry about their tools, equipment, or any of the other contents of their toolbox being stolen.
Tires & Mud Flaps
The Gatomade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck comes with 17.5-inch commercial series tires and mud flaps. The 17.5-inch commercial series tires allow for a smooth ride. The mud flaps also make sure no mud or dirt is thrown onto the trailer, and this keeps cargo clean.
Dual Speed Jacks
The 30K has two 25,000 pound dual speed jacks with spring loaded feet. The two-speed jacks make cranking easier, and they are designed for industrial trailer applications. The two-speed jacks offer enhanced strength and stability.
14-inch I-Beam Main Frame Construction
14-inch I-Beam Neck
Safety Steps & Boarding Handles to Get On Flatbed
40-inch Wide Ramps with Self-Tracking Design
Two 15K Drum Dexter Axles
Two 25,000 pounds Dual Speed Jacks with Spring Loaded Feet
Durable Powder-Coated Paint
All LED Lights
2 X 8 Pressure Treated Wood Flooring
Lockable Chain Box
LED Work Light Bar on Top of the Neck
Stand-Up Bars for Ramps
17.5-inch Commercial Series Tires
Bracing Under the Trailer Bed
Preformed Wire Harness
DOT Approved Light Package & Safety Breakaway Kit
Heavy-Duty Stake Pockets & Rubrails
Matching Mounted Spare Tire
Mounted Fire Extinguisher
Aerodynamic Open Headboard for Load Protection
Removable Stake Pocket D-Rings
Sliding Ratchet Steps
Taller Gooseneck Coupler
Additional Welded D-Rings
Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Coupler
BIGFOOT Hydraulic Jacks
Factory Direct Sales
A big advantage of buying a Gatormade trailer is you are getting a factory direct sale. There are no dealerships, and this works out in the buyer’s favor. Since there are no dealerships, there are no dealer markups. 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 State.
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: 9.2/10
The Gatormade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck has quality features that will serve any hotshot trucker well. It has awesome features such as the powder-coat paint, Big Ramps, or the large I-beam and torque tube come standard on the Gatormade 30K Dual Tandem Axle. These features are 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. You have to go to the factory or one of the pick-up locations. This also goes with servicing the trailer. Should you need the trailer serviced in any way, you would have to bring it to the factory in Kentucky. With that being said, the factory-direct price is the best value out there.
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