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I'm looking to buy a new trailer to transport my smal 2,6t excavator. Is there a big difference between the GH or gx series from ifor besides the looks? 

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The GH is all welded construction, and is arguably a stronger/better trailer. 

 

I bought a Brian James Diggerplant to move 2 tonne chippers (it is a 3.5 tonne trailer, so running well within capacity) and it keeps cracking across the bed (which 4 Ifor GH 2.7 tonne trailers have never done carrying the same weight). The Brian James aren’t as strong as the Ifor trailers in my experience, and you’ll be running at capacity with that digger.

 

Get the 185 heavy duty tyres too (they have a type of all-terrain tread pattern) - they are much much harder wearing than the low profile tyres fitted to a lot of plant trailers. 

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We have a GX, recently had a GD until we sold it with a SafeTrak 19-28 as a little package to a contractor. The groundworker next door here has a GH which I think is more suited to diggers and the like. He has the beavertail which makes tracked equipment nicer to load / unload on the breakover angle.

The sides on a GH would take accidental knocks by the bucket better.   

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GH is better made/stronger than the GX, yes.

 

Not relevant to your digger, but a 1928 safetrak fits into a GH94 as though it was made specifically for the task - the bucket rest is the perfect height to park the chipper against and feed whilst on the trailer. 

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I also had the GH1054 (until it got nicked 😡). It was a nice trailer and has a slight beaver tail on it which is nice for loading. The only issue I had was I had the drop down skid ramps on mine and they did crack a bit loading up my 2.8 tonner- a bit lightly built IMO. 

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Dedicated digger trailers are a bit of a one trick pony, a tiltbed or beavertail plant trailer is far more use and a lot easier to strap down machines on. Just saying.

 

Bob

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1 hour ago, aspenarb said:

Dedicated digger trailers are a bit of a one trick pony, a tiltbed or beavertail plant trailer is far more use and a lot easier to strap down machines on. Just saying.

 

Bob

Yeah, you do make a good point. I used my 10x6 flatbed ifor for years to move my 3 tonner around- it actually has a higher payload than the plant trailer, and then stick sides back on and go and get a load o materials etc- although the plant trailer is very convenient for quickly unloading a machine particularly if doing on a road whilst holding up traffic etc!

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