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Safety & Capacity, Two Main Factors

Safety & Capacity, Two Main Factors

in Felling’s Custom Solutions

(written by Rebecca Gerads, Felling Trailers, Inc.)


FT-20 IT-I Custom - Safety & CapacityFelling Trailers’ capability and willingness to take a project from concept to finished product fills the need in the utilities sector with the FT-20 IT-I trailer. The development of the specific options and configuration of this trailer evolved from a Dealer/manufacturer relationship. Where the Dealer asked the Felling Sales Person to meet in person with them and their customer to come up with the desired specifications to meet their needs.  The end user customer’s concerns were operator safety, capacity, tongue weight, equipment placement, rear overhang, etc.

The resulting design was that of the FT-20 IT-I custom trailer. The unusual tongue configuration allows turning clearance for rear steps or for a recessed mounted pintle on the rear of a utility truck.  The jack is located so the operator has easy access to operate and is bolt on so it can be easily replaced in the event of damage.  The deck length was increased to avoid rear overhang.  Bolt on side steps and grab handles are provided for safe access in most any condition.  Again, bolt on steps that can be replaced if damaged.  The entire trailer can be hot dipped galvanized to drastically extend the life and appearance.  Other customers require more side steps, sometimes on both sides of the trailer and various other options. Felling Trailers will be displaying some of their custom trailer solutions at ICUEE booth #L175 Sept. 29th – Oct. 1st in Louisville, KY. Stop by to learn how Felling can create your customized fleet solutions.

Felling FT-20 IT-I loaded with a Vermeer RTX550 at ICUEE 2015 - Safety & Capacity

Felling FT-20 IT-I loaded with a Vermeer RTX550 at ICUEE 2015

Standard Equipment:

  • Load Capacity: 20,000 lbs.
  • (2) 10,000 lb. axles (Dexter Oil Bath)
  • Brakes: Electric Dexter FSA (Forward Self Adjust)
  • (4) 235/75R17.5 H radial tires
  • (4) 8 bolt Plate wheels
  • Adjustable Lunette eye
  • 12,000 lb. Drop Leg Jack
  • Deck width – 102” OD, 81” ID
  • White oak 2” nominal deck
  • O.T. approved LED lighting with Sealed Wiring Harness
  • HD Industrial urethane paint and primer with 3-year Paint Warranty
  • 5-year Limited Structural Warranty

Custom Features:

  • Cone Holders/Stands
  • Galvanized Wheel Chocks with Slide on Storage
  • Side Step – Curbside & Driver Side
  • & more customized features available

Felling Trailers is a family owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974 by Mr. Merle J. Felling, Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 250,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures 4,000 plus trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 220 models. Felling’s pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Its engineers utilize the latest industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftsmen use cutting-edge technology to turn its customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling Trailers continually researches and implements new technologies to reduce lead-time and increase production in the manufacturing plant. Felling Trailers provides a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. For more information, please contact 1.800.245.2809, [email protected] or visit them on the web at You can also follow them on Twitter (@FellingTrailers) and Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.).


  1. I really like all these new improvements done to the trailer in order to make it more friendly user. Especially the way the tongue was design in order to allow easier turning clearance. I’m currently building a homemade trailer as a hobby of mine. Mostly because I’m teaching my-self how to weld. How can I measure the capacity that my homemade trailer can hold?

    • Felling Trailers says

      Take the following into consideration.

      GVWR: The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum allowable gross weight of the trailer and its contents. The gross weight of the trailer includes the weight of the trailer and all of the items within it (such as cargo and other supplies).
      The Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum gross weight that an axle
      can support. It is the lowest of axle, wheel, or tire rating. Sometimes the tire or wheel rating is lower than the axle manufacturers rating, and will then determine GAWR.
      The sum total of the GAWR for all trailer axles may be less than the GVWR for the trailer, because some of the trailer load is carried by the tow vehicle, rather than by the trailer axle(s). The total weight of the cargo and trailer must not exceed the GVWR, and the load on an axle must not exceed its GAWR

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