Re: Trailer and lift recommendation
Well expect even more confusion after you hear all the different set ups that folks on here have. If you aren't prepared to spend upwards of 40 grand on an articulated loader and trailer and you don't want to consider an ezy-loader then I think a used skid steer
probably gives you the best bang for the buck. I have loaded lots of trucks of all sizes with them and they work just fine. The only real downsides are they are a bit awkward to get in and out of and they can be a bit hard on the turf. In the rare instance where I have had one stuck, it took no more to get going again than to use the forks to push or pull your way out. They aren't the perfect bee moving set up but their versatility more than makes up for the shortcomings.
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