Ummm sorry I don't know how to send a private message... The trailer is not a flatbed... and they do lift it on to a "trailer". It sits on its keel and is supported on the sides by stabilaizer bars. I know how much it weighs because it was on a scale while on the trailer. I don't happen to have any other mules to till my field with but I do agree with you that a heavier truck would be nice.. The engine is more than capable of pulling the load.