Before purchasing a hotshot trailer, you should take into consideration the different dovetail options that are available with hotshot trailers. At Nationwide Trailers we offer monster ramps, power tail, center pop-up dovetail, straight deck with 8′ slide-in ramps, and hydraulic dovetail options.
Monster Ramps gives you excellent versatility for loading vehicles/equipment in varying widths. Cargo can be stored on top of the ramps. Ramps are spring assisted to help raise them from both the deck and ground.
This is a 94″ wide tail that is hydraulically powered up & down. This back saving design makes prepping the trailer to be loaded/unloaded as easy as possible. The tail rotates a full 180 degrees to lay flush to the deck of the trailer, allowing cargo to be loaded on top of the tail.
CENTER POP-UP DOVETAIL
The center pop-up gives you the ability to use your dovetail to load equipment, then raise the center pop-up platform to store cargo (bales, pallets, etc). The ramps are spring assisted to help raise them from the ground.
Our straight deck with slide-in ramps includes two 8 ft ramps that slide in ramp holders from the rear of the bumper. The load angle with these ramps 20° & 23° for the LD & FD respectively. One thing to keep in mind is that these ramps will not be suitable for loading equipment or vehicles over 9000 lbs.
The hydraulic dovetail uses hydraulic power to raise and lower the tail at the touch of a button. The load angle for the tail is 15 degrees for the LY and 17 degrees for the FY. The dovetail has 10,000 lbs lift capacity and 4,000 lbs hauling capacity from the center of the tail towards the axle.