When considering really heavy duty towing with tight turning radiuses for horse trailers, agricultural equipment, heavy equipment or anything that needs pulled over rough terrain the a gooseneck hitch is the solution you need. Goosenecks are able to carry loads as heavy and in some cases heavier than a 5th wheel with many of the same advantages. Rough terrain was one of the original advantages of a Gooseneck hitch over a 5th wheel since 5th wheels only tilted 2 ways (more modern ones now tilt 4 ways) using a ball to connect your trailer on rough terrain gave better stability since it come move in all ways. Many of the heavy duty utility trailers use a Gooseneck hitch and some of the fancier RV trailers also use them (although 5th wheel is more common for RV’s).
A Gooseneck is mounted in the bed of a truck normally over the rear axle on rails allowing it to handle much larger loads than a hitch mounted at the back end of the frame. Many of the Gooseneck hitches in use today can be flipped to put the ball down when not towing so you have a flat bed available again. The mounting position also contributes to the Goosenecks ability for tight turning radiuses and improving the ability to back a trailer allowing you to place the trailer precisely in narrow quarters.
Curt supplies a wide selection of Gooseneck solutions for the heavy duty pick up work trucks used by many today. Choose from the selections below.