Best Equipment Trailer: 7 Options Reviewed

The main factors you need to consider when purchasing the best equipment trailer include length, width, and GVWR. In simple terms, you will need first to determine what load you expect to carry on your flatbed equipment trailer and find one large and strong enough to carry it.

It’s also important to buy a trailer that has a GVWR that your vehicle can handle. Here are seven of the best flatbed/deck over equipment trailers you will find on the market. You might also be interested in checking out our post on the top 5 best dump trailers.

#1 Pro-Line Trailers 14,000 GVW Deck Over / Flatbed

Pro line Trailers leads off our best equipment trailer list. The company offers their 14,000 GVW Flatbed in four different sizes, ranging from 18′ to 24′. 


  • 14,000 lb GVW
  • 10″ I-Beam Main Frame
  • 102″ Wide
  • 16″ Radial Tires
  • 2″ Pressure Treated Floor
  • 20″X60″ Fold Up Ramps
  • 3″ C Channel Crossmembers 16″ Centers
  • 4ft Dove Tail Wood
  • 7 Way RV Plug
  • 8 Lug Steel Wheels
  • Adjustable 2 5/16 Ball Coupler
  • Break-Away Box
  • Chain Basket
  • DOT LED Lighting
  • DOT Tape
  • Electric Brakes
  • EZY Lube Axles
  • EZY Lube Hubs
  • Heavy Duty Safety Chains
  • Powder Coated
  • Rub Rail
  • Side Step
  • Single 12,000lb Drop Leg Jack
  • Spring Suspension
  • Stake Pockets
  • Tandem 7000lb Axles

#2 PJ Trailers Medium Duty Deckover 6″ Channel (L6)

PJ Trailer was founded in 1991 and is one of the most successful manufacturers in the USA. When it comes to finding the best equipment trailer, PJ’s Medium Duty Deckover L6 is a strong contender.

PJ Trailers offers several options for the coupler, axle, and tail for the L6. The manufacturer also offers small and large upgrades, ranging from an extra pair of D rings to a full deck modification.


  • 9,990 lb. GVWR
  • 5,200 lb. x 2 GAWR
  • 101″ Wide Deck
  • 2 – Dexter E- Z lube Brake Axles (5,200 lb.)
  • 2″ Treated Pine Lumber Deck
  • 3×2″ Angle Crossmembers 16″ on Center
  • 4 – 15″ White Spoke Wheels
  • 4 – 225/75R15 Radial Tires
  • 5 year Dexter Axle Warranty
  • 6 Leaf Slipper Spring Suspension 
  • 6′ Slide in Ramps w/ Holders
  • 6″ Channel Frame Main Frame
  • 6″ Channel Tongue
  • Adjustable 2 5/16″ Ball Bulldog Coupler\
  • All-Weather Wiring Harness (7-way RV)
  • DOT Approved Flushmount Lifetime LED Lights
  • DOT Reflective Tape
  • Drop Leg Jack (7,000 lb.) 
  • Electric Breakaway Kit w/ Charger
  • Rubrail & Stake Pockets
  • Safety Chains
  • Sand Blasted, Acid Washed, Powder Coated
  • Tool Tray In Tongue

#3 Diamond C General Duty Deck Over Equipment Trailer

The Diamond C model GDD comes in a 102″ width but is offered in sizes ranging from 14′ to 24′. It is one of the wider general duty deck over trailers on our best equipment trailer list and on the market. It has a GVWR of between 7,000 lb. – 9,890 lb. It is offered in about a dozen different colors.


  • 2 – 3,500 lb Super Lube axels
  • 2 Electric Brakes
  • 2″ 8,000 lb Adjustable Cast Coupler
  • 2″ Treated Lumber floor
  • 2″ x 1/4″ Rub Rail with Stake Pockets and Pipe Spools
  • 5″ Channel frame
  • 5″ Channel tongue
  • 5″ x 2″ Rectangle Tube lace rail
  • 7,000 lb Drop-Leg Jack
  • 84″ Rear Slide-In ramps (2″ Square Tube)
  • I-Beam on 24″ Center cross members
  • ST205/75R15 Radial tires

Upgrade Options 

  • 9,890 lb GVWR Package
  • 36″ Dove with 60″ Flip-Knee, Spring-Assisted Ramps
  • 12,000 lb Drop-Leg Jack
  • Lockable Steel Tongue Box
  • 2-5/16″ – 15,000 lb Adjustable Cast
  • 1/8″ Diamond Plate Floor

#4 Big Tex Trailers 14GN Single Wheel Tandem Axle Gooseneck Trailer

The 14GN medium-duty model on our best equipment trailer list boasts a low-profile deck, LED lights, treated floor, and an array of high-quality components that give it an exceptional value. It is available in five sizes ranging from 20′ to 28′ in length. 


  • 15,900 lb. GVWR
  • (2) 7,000# Quick Lubricating axles w/Electric Brakes 
  • 12″ I-Beam frame, 14# 
  • 12″ I-Beam neck, 14# 
  • 16″ x 6″ wheels; Black Mod 8 Bolt 
  • 2″ Treated Pine or Douglas Fir* floor
  • 2-5/16″ Ball Adjustable Pipe Coupler
  • 3″ Channel cross members
  • 3/8″ Grd. 70 w/Safety Latch Hook (2 each); 7000 lb. GAWR on each axle
  • 5 Cleated Dovetail w/ 5 Double Hinged, Spring-Assisted Flip-Over Ramps 
  • 5″ Channel side rails w/Rub Rail, Stake Pockets, and Chain Spools 
  • 7-Way RV electrical plug
  • Dual 12,000# Drop Leg Side Wind Jack (Bolted On) 
  • Gooseneck hitch
  • LED lights, DOT Stop, Tail, Turn & Clearance lights
  • Multi-Leaf Slipper Spring suspension w/Equalizer 
  • ST235/80 R-16 Load Range E Tires

Other Features

  • (2) Side Bed Steps & Handles
  • 102″ Overall Width
  • 1-1/4″ Pipe Chain Spools Between Stake Pockets
  • 2-5/16″ Ball Adjustable Pipe Coupler
  • 3/8″ Heavy Duty Rub Rail
  • 5 Dovetail w/ 5 Double Hinged Spring Assist Flip-Over Ramps
  • Cambered Axles
  • Complete Break-A-Way System w/Charger
  • Dual 12,000 lb. Drop Leg Jacks (Bolted on) w/ Greasable Handle
  • Forward Self Adjusting Electric Brakes on All Hubs
  • Grommet Mount Sealed Lighting
  • LED. Lighting Package
  • Lockable Toolbox Between GN Uprights
  • Low Profile Bed, Pierced- Beam Frame
  • Premium Brand Axles
  • Quick Lubricating Hubs
  • Radial Tires
  • Sealed, Modular Wiring Harness
  • Spare Tire & Wheel – Standard Equipped
  • Spare Tire Mount (Top of Neck)
  • Stake Pockets Along Sides, 24″ On Center
  • Zip Breakaway Cable

#5 Kaufman 16000 GVWR Deluxe Flatbed Trailer – 22 ft.

The Kaufman 16,000 GVWR Deluxe Flatbed Trailer stands out as a high-quality option in our best equipment trailer list. With a heavy-duty 12,000 lb. drop foot jack, stake pockets, and other nice-to-haves such as treated wood flooring and adjustable height pintle ring, be sure to give this one a look.


  • 16,000 lb., with H-D plate and pintle eye. 15,000 lb. with adj. 2-5/16 ball
  • 10 in. I-beam, with 3 in. channel crossmembers 17 in. on center
  • 2 in. Treated Wood floors
  • 22 ft. (18 ft. flat + 4 ft. dovetail)
  • 235/80 R16 LRE (3,520 lb.)
  • 2-7,000 lb. e-z lube axles
  • 35 in. deck height with side steps
  • 4 ft. Wood Dovetail
  • 4 in. Flatbar side rail
  • 60 in. x 18 in. Flip up ramps, with spring assist. 4 in. channel ramp runners with 2x2x3/16ths cleats
  • Adjustable pintle eye coupler
  • All-wheel electric brakes
  • Cold-formed tongue
  • DOT-approved lights, wiring, and connectors
  • Heavy-duty safety chains
  • Maximum 102 in. deck width
  • Primed finish with a double coat of automotive grade enamel, pin striped
  • Silver or white mod wheels depending on stock
  • Single 12,000 lb. drop foot jack
  • Slipper springs suspension
  • Stake pockets and Rubrail
  • Toolbox with lockable lid


The GOX 14K Gravity Tilt Deckover Trailer makes our best equipment trailer list as a medium-duty trailer that reduces maintenance costs due to its efficient tilting system. This model is typically used by rental companies and large fleets that need all the features they can get to do the job well.

While the GOX works well as a tilt trailer, it comes with a stationary deck at the front, allowing you to load pallets without any hassle. Besides hauling equipment, the stationary deck can hold the cargo that you may not want to remove with the rest of the load on the trailer.

The stationary portion on the trailer is available in lengths between 4′ and 10′. But the best part is that all the options come with a knife-edge rear deck, enhancing durability.

What’s more, MAXX-D makes it easy for trailer buyers to configure their trailers to meet their needs. You can optionally upgrade the floor material, wheels, tires, tie-down options, and more.


  • 10K Drop-Leg Jack
  • 16″ Black Mod Wheels
  • 2 – 7K Electric Brake Axles
  • 2 5/16″ Adjustable Coupler
  • 2″ Square Tube Front Rail
  • 2″ x 8″ Treated Wood Floor
  • 20′ Tilt Deck On All Lengths
  • 3″ Channel Crossmembers on 16″ Centers
  • 4 – 5/8″ Bull-Nose D-Rings
  • 6″ Channel Outer Frame
  • 8″ x 10LB I-Beam Main Fraim & Tongue
  • Full Width Knife Edge Tail
  • NATM Compliant Flushmount LED Lights
  • Slipper Spring Suspension
  • Spare Tire Mount
  • ST235/80R16 (E) Radial Tires
  • Toolbox in Tongue

Optional Upgrades

  • 2 – 8K Electric Brake Axles
  • 3″ Channel Crossmembers on 12″ Centers
  • 7-Watt Solar Panel
  • Blackwood® Pro Lumber
  • Extra 5/8″ Bull-Nose D-Rings
  • ST215/75R17.5 H Radial Tires
  • ST235/85R16 G Radial Tires

#7 Titan Trailer GVWR 14k-16k Flatbed

Titan Trailer is another well-known manufacturer in the running for best equipment trailer that has been in the industry for almost two decades. The GVWR 14k-16k Flatbed trailer comes in lengths ranging between 16′ and 36′.


  • Dexter Axles with 8 Bolt Hubs
  • Electric Brakes on all 4 Wheels
  • 3″ Channel Crossmembers on 16″ Centers
  • Treated 2″ x 8″ Floor Boards (up to 24′ no Splice)
  • Coated Inner Frame Under Floor
  • Chain Box Under Deck
  • 7-Prong Heavy Cord
  • Side Braces From Frame to Floor
  • Binkley Spring Loaded Dual Pin Jack
  • Breakaway Battery Box with Charger and Tester
  • Loading Jacks at Rear
  • Stem Made With Same I-Beam as Frame
  • Safety Chains & Hooks
  • Channel Iron Rub Rail w/ Stake Pockets & 5/16″ Flat
  • 2-5/16″ Adjustable Gooseneck Coupler
  • Provider 235/R16 – 10 ply Tires
  • Provider 235/R16 – 10 ply Spare Tire

Optional Upgrades

  • 8″ Torsion Pipe that runs lengthwise of the trailer instead of Torque Tubes
  • 8000# Torsion EZ Lube Drum Brakes with 14-ply Tires
  • Additional 8″ Torque Tube
  • Disc Brakes instead of Drum Brakes
  • Electric over Hydraulic on Tandem 7000# & 8000# Drum Brakes
  • I-Beam upgrades are also available
  • Oil Bath
  • Several ramp and tail upgrade options
  • Spring EZ Lube
  • Triple 7000# Torsion EZ Lube Drum Brakes (Includes Double Jacks and a Toolbox Between Jacks)
  • Triple 8000# Torsion EZ Lube Drum Brakes (Includes Double Jacks, Toolbox Between Jacks, and 14 ply Tires)


While you will find high-quality options for locating the best equipment trailer offered by other manufacturers, not all of them will be worth purchasing. You will need to do your due diligence and research the manufacturer’s expertise, accomplishments, and the public’s opinion about the company’s products.

But even if you pick a flatbed trailer from this best equipment trailer list, you will need to do a pre-purchase inspection to ensure you get a trailer without any issues. Build quality issues (both electronic and mechanical) happen so be sure you choose your manufacturer wisely and look your trailer over thoroughly before pulling away, regardless of the type of trailer you choose.

And if you have ATVs, your equipment trailer can also double as your weekend ATV hauler. Check out How to Find the Perfect Trailer to Haul ATVs to help you zero in on the best trailer for you. And if you’re interested in financing, read our post on No Credit Check Trailer Financing.

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John is a trailer expert. He's been pulling them, selling them, and fixing them for 40 years.