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Haulit Trailer 15 Frequently Asked Questions

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How much is the trailer?

Each Haulit trailer is custom built with specific features for the needs of each customer.  Trailer pricing  is dependent upon what needs to be accomplished in delivery and what features or accessories are added.  For exact trailer pricing, contact us for a customizable quote so we can assure that we meet you and your trailer needs.   

How much weight can it hold?

Haulit trailers are manufactured to haul 10k lbs cargo weight or less.The truck used to pull the trailer will determine the weight that the trailer can hold. Haulit customers tell us that half ton pickups handle 5,000 lbs nicely where one ton trucks hand 10,000 cargo weight easily.  Refer to Haulit Specifications for suggested MGVW.

What kind of truck do I need?

You will need to know your CDL requirements to stay under 26,000 MGVW. Based on the truck you use, will affect what you can load.  As a rule of thumb, you can use a half ton to one ton truck. .  A Deliveryman- 2 pallet (F150),  Workhorse (F250 or One Ton).  You can use a F150 for the Workhorse but it puts more stress on the truck. The truck you use will affect what you can load to stay under 26,000 lbs MGVW. 

Can I load equipment?

Haulit was not engineered to accommodate heavy tractors or skid loaders.  

We recommend Haulit only be used for equipment that can be driven thru a standard 4’ garden gate and walk behind equipment only. 

How heavy is the trailer?

Trailer weight ranges between 3k-6.7k lbs depending on which trailer is purchased. See Haulit Specifications for more details. 

Can I haul dirt, rock, mulch?

Yes, most certainly. We recommend that inexpensive chain protective matting be installed at the factory for safety if one anticipates hauling these materials 

How fast can you have me one?

Please contact us to know the current timing of manufacturing. 435-257-4736 

What is the axle rating?

Each axle has a 7k lb axle rating.  The Deliveryman, Workhorse and Workhorse XL each have a 14k lb overall rating.  The Nurseryman and Arborman can be rated at 21k lbs with the addition of a third 7k lb axle. Refer to Haulit Specification  for complete axle information. 

What kind of maintenance is needed?

Please refer to Haulit Maintenance for complete maintenance instructions. 

How long will one last?

Under similar use, conventional utility trailers last between 2 to 3 years.  Provided Maintenance Recommendations are followed, Haulit owners are reporting at least 3 years use.  With minor tune ups or replacement of some parts, Haulit owners are now  expecting 5  years and more! Batteries must be cared for diligently and kept charged. They may require annual replacement under heavy use.

Are parts easy to get?

Our standard is to ship parts within 24 hours. We know that you can not afford to be down. Most parts are  in stock and easy to  ship to you.  Call Customer Service to place an order. 435-257-4736

What part fails the most and is it because of the user?

The most common Haulit part to fail is the shear bolts breaking because of user error when they try to push the pallet all the way to the ground during unload. This point of failure was engineered into the Haulit to insure that other systems are not endangered.  An initial supply of shear bolts and wrench are located in the tool box at the front driver side of the trailer. 

The second most common challenge is the battery and lack of maintenance in keeping it charged – especially in extreme weather conditions. To extend battery life to its maximum potential it is important to keep the battery fully charged.  Operators are responsible to insure that towing vehicles are charging during use and that the 110v on board regulated trickle charger is plugged in between uses.  

Can I change the trailer rating? 

It depends on your state and local licensing requirements.   

How do I keep the battery charged?

If your truck is wired properly, it will maintain your battery throughout the day for 5-7 loads per day – depending on how heavy your load is and how long the trip.  Longer travel time between loads allows time to recharge the battery. When not in use, use the 110v regulated trickle charger that is included and charge it for the night or in between shorter, heavier loads.  If you are doing consistent heavier loads with shorter distances, you will need to either add a second battery, direct wire your trailer to your vehicle charging system or purchase an on board gas generator. 

How do I get new parts, brackets or bars? 

Call Customer Service at 435-257-4736. We will run a diagnostic with you and get you the correct parts. 

Contact a Haulit representative for customized quotes and other questions.

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