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990 Lb. Capacity Foldable 4 Ft. x 8 Ft. Utility Trailer with 8" Wheels and Tires - 42709 view this item at harborfreight.com »


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Review by Clasybird on January 26th, 2017
Review by dick_freebird on March 6th, 2013
I got the same one from redtrailers. at a higher price. I have hauled up to 3800# of rock with it, blew out a tire and dragged it home on the spindle on that one. It had stood up to slightly less, many times. I was able to get replacement axle and wheel from the vendor and it's back on the road, slightly bent but still doing duty. I went with up-rated tires the second time around. Surprisingly tough for a fold-up. Other than the tongue, which won't stand up to the torque that a third nose wheel applies when loaded, and will twist out on you. Not a problem in straight as-delivered use. The fine Chinese red paint will flake off within a couple of years; Rust-oleum is cheap.
Review by dmoore on January 17th, 2010
I've had this trailer for the past 8 years. I'm on my third plywood top now. It was much better once I welded up all the joints. If you get over ~1,100#, the tires blow out. I've replaced more tires on this thing than the trailer orginally cost. I've since replaced the axle and tires with 1,800# units.
Review by holger on December 7th, 2009
I've had this trailer now for 3 years and hauled quite a bit of stuff around with it. Had it loaded way beyond the rated 990 lbs, and it held up well. It took a long time to assemble and I built wooden sidings. I changed to 2" ball.

Weaknesses:

* The little plastic casters are too wimpy for the weight of the trailer.
* The member behind the wheels with the casters gets into the way when backing up over rough terrain or a sidewalk. I removed them.
* The folding mechanism is a good idea when you don't use the trailer often and store it in the garage. It's a little tricky to unfold (watch the wiring, then tighten some bolts underneath).
* The clamps to attach the wiring will corrode.

For the price, this is a good trailer!

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