The Kaufman 30-foot Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer is a great value and well-crafted. Since 1987, Kaufman Trailers has become an industry leader in the manufacturing and sales of utility trailers, gooseneck trailers, flatbed trailers, equipment trailers, car trailers, and dump trailers. The Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer would serve any hotshot trucker well.
The Kaufman Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) OF 22,500 pounds. The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) IS 7,000 pounds per axle.
Dexter Axles & Electric Brakes
The 30-feet Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer has three 7,000 E-Z Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles is a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry. Dexter Axles are designed and crafted to last for years. Dexter Axles make the trailer safe and more durable.
The trailer also comes with all-wheel electric brakes. The brakes of a trailer require quality and attention because of the heavy loads.
The overall length of the flatdeck is 30-feet. The length of the trailer is 25-feet and the dovetail is 5-feet.
The height of the flatdeck is 35-inches, and there are side steps on each side of the trailer. This will make it more accessible for hotshot truckers to get on and off their trailer.
The width of the flatdeck is a maximum of 102-inches. The floor of the deck is made of 2-inch treated wood. You can mount equipment of the floor of the flatdeck.
Frame & Neck
There is a 12-inch I-Beam on the mainframe, neck, and tongue of the trailer. This is pretty much standard in the trailer manufacturing industry.
There are a 3-inch channel cross members that are 24-inches on the center. The cross members help support the weight of the trailer.
The side rails are 6-inches.
Slipper Spring Suspension
The Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer is equipped with a slipper spring suspension. The slipper springs act as part of a trailer’s suspension system. The springs flex to resist shock almost like a cushion. This helps keep your cargo safe and prevents damage.
The Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer comes with 2-5/16 round adjustable couplers. Adjustable couplers offer a range of height adjustments to assure level operation as your trailer is being pulled by your truck.
Drop Leg Jacks
The Kaufman Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer has dual 12,000-pound drop leg jacks. The jacks have a combination of working gears on them as well as the drop leg feature. The drop leg jacks allow for an easier time and smoother ride when you are shifting gears.
The trailer comes with LED lighting, and this ensures your trailer is properly lit and visible while traveling on the road.
The wiring and connectors on the trailer are also DOT approved. When a trailer already has fixtures that are DOT-compliant, it brings peace of mind to the hotshot truckers. Plus, they do not have to spend additional money on making the trailer DOT-compliant after it is already purchased.
Stake Pockets & Rub Rails
Tie down stake pockets come standard on the Kaufman Tri-Axle Gooseneck. The tie down stake pockets provides fantastic support and anchor points for attaching ropes, cords, and straps. That way hotshot truckers don’t have to tie equipment to the trailer’s side rails or greasy undercarriage.
The heavy-duty rub rails on the Tri-Axle are valuable to the trailer. The rub rails are designed to “rub” against other objects (i.e. walls or highway barricades, etc.). This allows the rub rails 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.
Heavy-Duty Safety Chains
There are safety chains on the Kaufman Tri-Axle Gooseneck. The purpose of safety chains is to retain the connection between the towing vehicle and trailer in the event of separation of the trailer coupling from the ball or the ball from the trailer hitch, long enough to bring the vehicle to a stop. Hopefully, no hotshot trucker has to ever worry about this happening, but it is great to know your trailer is equipped for the event it does happen.
The Tri-Axle Gooseneck comes with 235/80 R16 LRE (3,520 pounds) tires. The tires are radial tires and radial tires in the trailer manufacturing industry. The radial tires are beneficial on hotshot trailers. They distribute the weight of the payload evenly, and it allows for improved stability while a hotshot trucker hauls larger loads.
Radial tires also reduce rolling resistance. This will help improve fuel economy and it reduces the wearing on the tires. Radial tires also improve control and it helps with traction in inclement weather.
The wheels are silver or white mod.
There is a chain box with a lockable lid on the Kaufman Tri-Axle. You can place chains, equipment, and tools in the chain box, and the contents will stay safe with the lockable lid.
Dovetail & Ramps
There is a 5-foot dovetail with 60-inch X 20-inch flip up, ramps with spring assist. The ramps make it easier to haul loads onto the trailer. You can use the dovetail to work on the trailer, as well.
Kaufman provides a primer and 2 coats of automotive-grade enamel to the trailer. Black is the standard color, but they do have additional colors. The additional colors include fleet yellow, International red, Ford blue, John Deere green, and gray. Additional colors are an upgrade, and they will cost you extra money.
GVWR: 22,5000 pounds
DOT Approved Lights, Wiring, and Connectors
Frame: 12-inch I-Beam (main frame, neck, and tongue), 3-inch Channel Crossmembers 24-inch on Center
5-foot Wood Dovetail
6-inch Side Rail
235/80 R16 LRE (3,520 lb.) Tires
2-inch Treated Wood
2-5/16-inch Adjustable Ball Coupler
Heavy-Duty Safety Chains
60-inch X 20-inch Flip Up, Ramps, with Spring Assist
Stake Pockets & Rub Rails
Deck Length: 30-foot
Deck Width: Maximum 102-inches
Deck Height: 35-inches with Side Steps
No Lower Deck
All Wheel Electric Brakes
Silver or White Mod Wheels
Dual 12,000-pound Drop Foot Jacks
Three 7,000 pound E-Z Axles
Slipper Spring Suspension
Chainbox with Lockable Lid
Primed with 2 Coats of Automotive Grade Enamel, Pin-Striped (Black Standard)
Spare Tire & Rim
Load Rnage G (14 ply rating) All-Steel Radial-Spare Tire
Premium 235/85 R16 LRE USA-Made Tires
Premium 235/85 R16 LRE USA-Made Spare Tire
Two Speed 12K Jacks
King Pin Coupler
Crossmembers 16-inch on Center
Sliding Track for Ratchets
Sliding 4-inch Ratchets
Longer Ramp Bars for Closer Center Adjustments
Any Color Finish
Pop-Up Cleated Dovetail
Third Swing Up Ramp
Slide-In Ramp for Tri-Axle Tractor
Two 5-feet Wedge-Shaped, Lay-Flat Spring Assist Ramps
Three 5-feet Wedge-Shaped, Lay-Flat Spring Assist Ramps
5-feet Wedge-Shaped, Lay-Flat Spring Assist Ramps with Cleated Center Pop-Up
6-feet X 8-feet Deck On Neck
Sealed Wiring Harness
Lifetime LED Lights
Kaufman Trailers was started by Robb Kaufman in May of 1992. The Kaufman trailers are made in Lexington, North Carolina.
Kaufman customers get factory-direct pricing (listed on the website) because there is no dealer distribution. You can pick up your trailer at the factory, but if you cannot make it to North Carolina, you can have it delivered to you for a reasonable charge.
Editor’s Rating: 7/10
The Kaufman 30-feet Tri-Axle Gooseneck is a great trailer, but there are several features that should be included in the trailer, but they are just upgrades. The upgrades will cost you extra money.
With that being said, you can get this Kaufman trailer at an affordable price, and the pricing is listed on the website. I like this because most trailer companies do not have the price of the trailer or upgrades on there. Kaufman does, and you know exactly what you are getting for the cost.
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