I'm wanting to get a trailer heavy enough to pull a Backhoe. Right now I need to use if for moving my household items, forklift, and machinery. I have an old 1/2 ton truck, 4WD, manual transmission, thought it might be enough to get me moved, I'm only moving 4 to 5 miles away. In the future I plan to sell my truck and get a 3/4 ton or 1 ton, whatever it takes to be able to pull a backhoe. The longest pull of the backhoe will probably be to get it home from wherever I buy it. The other use of the truck/trailer would be to go to sales and load machinery, drive the forklift on the trailer and head home. Plus I thought I might be able to get some odd jobs moving machinery for others.
Anyway, how much does something like a Case 580 weight? Would I need a gooseneck trailer or ? What size of truck would be the smallest recommended for pulling the trailer & backhoe around locally (