“Ottawa Flooding 2019 Muts trailer
Hey gday Larry,
Been meaning to send you some pictures from this past spring. Our neck of the woods in Dunrobin, just outside of Ottawa got hit hard by flooding for a second time. Unfortunately this time around was much more devastating. The sandbagging organizer, a former neighbor and colleague firefighter of mine requested my ATV and MUTS trailer for urgent help. When i arrived, and as you can see in the photos, water levels had completely surrounded most of the houses. At the sandbag filling location, 50+ pick up trucks were in the queue to be loaded to deliver sandbags to the affected areas. Unfortunately, those sandbags could only reach the end of the driveway were they were unloaded and carried by hand or by canoe to the homes to further increase the size of the sandbag wall. Not to mention having to throw and place the sandbags in the back of the trucks. The MUTS trailer was a god send and along with the 2 massive front end loaders, was the most versatile, capable sandbag delivering machine. At the expense of my brakes and one bent pin on the trailer, we loaded that MUTS trailer to the hilt and then some. I was able to transport the sandbags through water up to the max on my ATV right though the flooded front lawns and right to the sandbag wall, where it was needed most, saving time, number of people required and saved numerous house. People were completely shocked that a trailer loaded with literally thousands of pounds of sand could easily maneuver to the sand bag wall and then easily dump the whole load so i could speed back to grab more sand. It honestly was the most effective piece of equipment in the area. Our only complaint was that it was the only one there. I know i exceeded the ratings on the trailer. I was willing to live with the consequences to help my neighbors, but miraculously, the only visible sign of damage was the pin that holds the top pulley on the cranking post from the excess weight. It bent slightly. haha. I couldn’t of been happier with how my MUTS trailer performed. It is a serious workhorse. I hope next time, and there will be a next time, the City of Ottawa remembers how amazing that trailer was and requests more on site to make hard work easy and fast. Thanks for making such a fantastic product. Let me know if the pictures didn’t make the cyber journey.”
Marek de Savigny Dunrobin ON Sept 2019
”LarryJust a quick note to let you know that the trailer has arrived and been assembled. It’s an impressive trailer. I was equally impressed with the packaging and the quality of the build. No damaged or scratched parts which was amazing given the amount of metal in the crate. I have already loaded it 3 times with 2000 lbs of clay and gravel, transported it to the end of the property, backed up and dumped it with no issues. It works as advertised. A great product.Regards,Ed Binseel
Ed Binseel Royal Oak MD Dec 2018
Just wanted to drop a line to you about how well your fantastic trailers are working. We have 3 in our hunting camp now, my brother Bill and Mike … are also proud owners and I believe more from our camp are going to be converting from single axle trailers real soon to your product. I have a gas can holder and shovel holders for my trailer but I have a couple of other requests. Last summer I pinched the side wall on a tire on a sharp rock so I bought a new tire and put it on the OEM rim and put the patched tire on a new rim for a spare. Even though the new tire said it was the same as the original it is not. Could I purchase through you a tire which would be the same as the other 3 on the trailer? Secondly do you have plans for a spare tire carrier to mount on he trailer? Thanks for developing such a great practical piece of equipment as it has proven to be the best piece of equipment for our hunting trips…….”
Paul Tucker Apsley, ON, Mar 2018
“Hey Larry, just wanted to write in and say how much i’m loving your trailer. Shopped around for a while and glad I pulled the trigger on a muts! I move a lot of firewood, do some loggin and trapping over the winter so I needed something that fit the task. I’m super happy with how its performed so far. It’s nice and light empty and easy to move around. I giggled the other day when I backed a full load of ash firewood into the garage. I was able to unhitch the trailer off the quad with hand! That’s crazy! That also means that I don’t have a pile of tongue weight bearing down constantly on for atv. Dump feature works great! Everything is very well built and I have no doubt it will be a great workhorse for years. Customer service was great too! Thanks for being very easy to reach for info and advice on how to get the most out of my trailer! What an awesome product! Thanks Larry!”
Marek de Savigny Dunrobin, ON, Jan 2018
I was one of your early customers many years ago for the original (2 wheel) MUTS and have been using it heavily in Iqaluit in Nunavut all these years.
I’m a little disappointed that the two wheel version is no longer
available, as I have just recently bought a small hobby farm near Brockville, ON, and will badly miss its wonderful maneuverability in the very narrow confines of bush trails through the woods…”
My daughter and son-in-law have had my MUTS the last three years and repeatedly say “the MUTS built our house! We couldn’t have done it without it.”…
As for a trailer for my wee farm, no use vacillating. Can you quote getting one of your new ones to North Augusta, including the rig that replaces the bucket for towing a log… and perhaps the extensions”
Peter Baril North Augusta, ON, Dec 2017
“Good day Larry,
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how I’ve made out with my MUTS. It’s been approximately 2 years since it arrived. I’m very impressed with it. It is well built and assembly was a snap. The trailer really shines in it’s performance. It’s easily handled any task I have asked it to. I have a smaller ATV and the MUTS still tows very effortlessly. It’s equally at home behind a tractor with heavier loads. Mine is most frequently used on rough and uneven woods trails and the walking beam suspension handles them easily. Aside from the sounds of the cargo over rough trails I could easily forget that I was pulling a trailer. I’ve used it year round in mud, snow, and ice and it works well regardless of the conditions. If the tow vehicle can make it, so can the MUTS. The winch controlled dumping adds a whole other element of usefulness to this trailer. Even heavy loads can be easily controlled during dumping. Simply put, you can dump things where you want them, as opposed to a gravity dump that immediately slams back and dumps the entire load. It’s needed nothing but routine maintenance (tire pressure,grease) to keep it serviceable. I was looking for a well made, simple to operate, trailer that would handle some hard work. After quite a bit of research I decided on the MUTS and it certainly fits the bill! This is no garden trailer. You really can’t understand just how handy it can be until you have one. A great investment to be sure. One thing that may be worth noting is that on my particular ATV (2000 Honda TRX 350) the hitch ball is attached to the the rear housing, and sits inward a bit. With my aftermarket bumpers and the inward hitch the draw bar length wouldn’t have allowed me to cut much at all before the trailer made contact with the ATV. Luckily I had ordered the draw bar extension and that solved the problem. The only improvement I could suggest to the trailer may be a swiveling hitch at the end of the drawbar. It would eliminate some draw bar flex on uneven terrain when being towed by a tractor or other vehicle with no rear suspension.
Out of curiosity what is the price tag on the log skidder conversion unit? It would be getting shipped to Bridgewater, NS.”
Justin Garber West Clifford, NS, April 2017
” Hi Larry,
Hope you are doing well!
It’s not very often that I feel compelled to write a testimonial about a product – let alone a positive one – but I do believe this one is warranted to Mr. Larry Edgar and his wonderfully designed MUTS trailer.
With regards to the trailer, it has a very unique, practical, robust and versatile design. It is very well-thought out and works in the field – perfectly. I feel reasonably qualified to make this appraisal since I have owned a MUTS trailer for over 2 years and use it extensively for various purposes on our 100 acre property called Wildhaven.
Although it is referred to as “the Swiss Army Knife” of trailers, in my opinion this is a poor descriptor because I have found Swiss Army knives to be so multi-functional as to make them not particularly useful for any specific purpose. This is definitely not the case with the MUTS trailer. It does each task – whether hauling, skidding, dumping, etc. flawlessly.
Given how much hard use I have put the trailer through, I now can’t imagine having anything less than a MUTS to suit our purposes. I had tried 2 versions of heavy-duty plastic ATV trailers – both of which fell apart within a year or 2 of comparatively light use. This experience lead me to the conclusion that it does not make sense to have a good quality ATV and a comparatively low quality trailer. Soon enough the “weak link” trailer will bring a halt to your work. Hence, I purchased a MUTS and couldn’t be more pleased with its performance.
Another great feature of the MUTS is that you can add accessories (i.e. skiis, log skidder, wall extenders, tool carriers, etc.) to the basic trailer as your needs and financial ability arise. The trailer does not become readily obsolete or limited in function. Given its unique flexibility and durability, I would imagine that this will also translate to a higher resale value in the event that you have to sell it.
While the trailer is certainly worthy of accolades, perhaps one of its best features is the designer and owner the company – Larry Edgar. My wife and I visited Larry to see the trailer prior to purchase. I had done a fair bit of research on ATV trailers – so I had many questions which Larry happily, professionally and knowledgeably responded to without any sales pressure. He even paid us a visit when he was in our area just to see / hear about our experiences with the trailer. Wow – what an example of superior customer service! He is both a gentleman and an ingenious entrepreneur. I am both happy with this fine product and proud to support such a fine Canadian business. Thanks again Larry!
“Just a quick fyi, the trailer arrived today and I put it together after work. I must say the design and execution of the parts fabrication is a breath of fresh air compared to gack that comes from oceans away.
It hasn’t turned a wheel yet, but I know its going to do the job and stand the test of time.
I’ll take a couple of photos tomorrow morning and send them along. It will get a real test on the long weekend coming up, in the bush bringing out three, hundred and fifty foot fir trees that blew down this past winter.”
I’ve been working the trailer hard for two weeks, from hauling materials to build our snowmobiles club bridge deep in the woods to pulling a few dozen cords of log length wood off the mountain. And all i can say is great design, and I wish I bought one long ago. I’ve gotten a lot of questions and passed your information along to no less then a dozen people.”
“Sorry, it was last minute but we used the Skidder Package to remove some culverts for the snowmobile club. It worked great! Attached are some picture for your files.
It’s a great trailer! Thanks again”
“Yes more than happy. I’am building a half mile trail in central Ontario, and have used the Muts trailer to haul approx. 30 tons of stone. On one occasion the trailer flipped on it’s side fully loaded ( thru no fault of the trailer) once emptied and up righted the trailer was unscathed and went back to work. I did have one small issue during assembly and a quick email to Larry and it was rectified.”
I’ve only recently gotten a chance to utilize the trailer in any serious way and it has more than lived up to my expectations and hopes. When I first started assembling it I was surprised at how robust the materials were and how nicely everything fit together. It tows so nicely behind my dinky little tractor that it is barely noticed, and even when loaded to its rated capacity it doesn’t seem to affect my progress as I haul gravel through my deeply rutted, muddy trail. It has definitely expanded the functionality of my tractor and eliminated any desire or need to trade it in for a bigger machine. I like how it maneuvers and tracks behind me when in tight quarters too. My front end loader attachment is not strong enough to effectively scoop gravel and load the trailer so I have to do so with a shovel. After filling the trailer, I’m very relieved to know that it is easily emptied and distributed. The winch works just fine and my initial thoughts about wanting a powered hoist of some sort are long gone. I appreciate the simplicity and dependability of the dumping mechanism you engineered. I can see in many ways how this trailer was designed by someone that used it, rather than by a computer.
Thanks for building what I needed.”
“Really like this trailer Larry – good job!”
“I’ve been using my trailer almost continually from the day I finished putting it together. It’s been a joy to use and I’m very happy I purchased it….
… It’s nearly a perfect match to my Kubota BX2230 and tows well even when fully loaded. The axle placement and weight balance is nearly perfect. My brother keeps eyeing mine and I expect he’ll be ordering within the next few months. Thanks for your help on everything and particularly finding a way to get them into the U.S. for purchase.”
“We recently acquired one of these (MUTS trailer) for our ATV club. This weekend we transported 35 tons of crushed stone to our clubhouse to clean up the yard. Excellent product. I loaded it with my tractor, we dumped it and spread it by hand. Through no fault of yours the pin and pulley ….
…we are super happy with the walking beam and the way it handles the trails”
“I’ve been working my trailer for about a week now and I’m delighted with my purchase. It’s big enough to do the jobs I have on my plate with some very handy features to help out in the process. I think the design was very well thought out with excellent choices made for strength vs. weight. The level of assembly difficulty well within the average homeowners ability. I’m taking my time getting used to the weight behind my tractor and increasing my loads gradually until I understand the safe limits. It will definitely handle anything I intend to throw at it.
The trailer came packed beautifully with no damage anywhere. The assembly process was pretty straight forward with good instructions but there were a few minor items I wanted to share with you…..
…..The small things I noted are minor and only noted for you to make a great trailer even better. I’m retired but I’ll always be an engineer at heart and can’t help but evaluate every piece of equipment I buy. Thanks for your patience with all my questions and purchasing concerns over the last year. I’ll do what I can to send some more business your way.”
“Hi Larry > I wanted to let you know that the trailer that I bought was a fantastic buy. It is rugged and goes everywhere my quad goes. I am the type of buyer that researches my purchases. After a lot of research I found that the MUTS was the best choice. I own a hundred acres in northern Ontario, which is mostly dense bush. The equipment that I use has to be durable and easy to maintain. The MUTS is a great choice for the tough jobs around my camp. On a second note I want to thank you for the customer service you provided during my purchase. I am not very good at step by step instructions, but with your help I was able to put my trailer together with no problems at all. Thanks for your help and patience.”
“Hi Larry > Just wanted to let you know WE LOVE the trailer. Yves has used it for hauling soil, gravel and wood. I have used it for hauling bales and straw. I find it is very light to move (which I love) which means I do not have to wait until hubby is around to hook it up. Our grandchildren absolutely love it. As they are between 5 and 8 yrs old so we did not have to extend the sides at all and we are only in the yard with them in the trailer. We will check it out this fall for hunting. Hopefully we will get something then I can take a video. Again just want to let you know you have a great product. > > Thanks >”
“Well it’s been 2 years since I bought your trailer and I must say it’s one the best pieces of equipment I have. I have done everything with it from logging to trail ride with the kids. Thanks for making such a great product. The only thing I should have done differently is bought the larger of the two but this one will do just fine.
PS. Picking up the item from your warehouse in Guelph 2 years ago was seamless too. Cheers and thanks again.”
“It’s been a while since we last conversed. I had bought a MUT from you probably 5 years ago now. I have finally retired and ……now have the time go get back into the woods on a regular basis.
I just wanted to take the time to write that I thoroughly enjoy using my MUT every day that I go out. It is such a handy device. I am currently in the process of cutting trails….”
“Outstanding product. It’s very well made with heavy gauge metal. Takes all the dings and bumps without problem. I originally bought the trailer for hauling firewood from woods to shed, which it does very well. I can load it to overflowing and it handles the weight easily. The dump feature is a big time saver. And I’ve found by removing one or both of the box ends, and tying on with the winch the trailer could haul longer items and even act as a skidder. This summer I bought the flatbed option and have been using it for hauling construction materials into some tight spots. I’ve been completely satisfied with the trailer and the support from the manufacturer. A quality product easily configured for many different uses and many options available. Way more use than I thought I would ever get. Highly recommended.”
“I love it, I just love it….I’ve done this kind of stuff with the dirt which is a heavy load. I’ve hauled rock;… it’s the dump, it’s the fact that you can dump it the way you do without killing your back…. I had the old trailer that was just the one everyone had where you have to pull the pin and lift it, well that defeats the whole purpose….. I mean this thing, just turn(crank) the load up and away you go. All I can say is that I’ve had the other trailers and this thing, because of the fact that it would lift without me breaking my back has become a real asset because my back like so many others is already sore. So I can still sit there and do everything I need to do, whether I’m hauling a half a cord of wood out of the bush, or rocks on the beach. I can get it where I want to go and just roll that leaver and let her dump in place. It’s got a way bigger payload than anything I’ve had before. It’s a lot deeper than you think when you start to look at how much you’ve got in it. I’m very very pleased with it. It’s not let me down. I can’t wait to use it more.”
“A few years back I bought a MUT trailer and I must say it is the best ATV trailer ever. I have moved hundreds of yards of sand and top soil at my cottage. Rolled it on more than one occasion and it just keeps on ticking. The winch feature is the best. There is no way I could unload the heavy loads I put in it without it.
I am now the proud owner of a 100 acre forest and have the need for a log skidder….”
Awesome tool for the house
“I have used this trailer for over a season and it was by far the best purchase I have ever made (even more so than the ATV :-)) . I have used it for hauling wood, soil, gravel and even moving stuff around the lot between seasons. The dumping feature works perfectly and regardless of load, it works well everytime. I have used it to clear brush and with removable front and back, pulling long trees out of the woods was easy. Very well built and puts other utility trailers to shame. I would buy it again in an instant. Only regret is not getting it sooner.”
I had been struggling around the farm with an old road trailer until I bought the MUTS. Boy it really is a versatile trailer. I bought the basic trailer with the mesh extensions to increase the height of the box when I was hauling lightweight materials such as wood chips. The tipping action is great, simple and effective, no need for complicated power hook ups just to tip small loads. It only takes minutes to convert from one set to the other from hauling loose materials to being able to haul trees. The powder coated paint finish is excellent and stands up to the rigors of country usage.
“We’ve worked this trailer really hard. It’s worth 3 times what I paid for it. The dumping feature alone is worth the price of the trailer.”
“…As you can see(in the picture) I like big loads…I really do like the trailer. It does work well….Thanks for a great trailer.”
“I was introduced to the MUTS trailer back in October 2004 when I bought my cottage in Bancroft Ontario. I have to say this is one of the best investments I have made. This trailer has been a real workhorse for 5 years now. I can say that I have REALLY put it to the test.
My property was pretty much a forest when we bought it and with the fact that we are 90 feet on a hill to the lake made it a bit odd to say the least to be able to go to the lake. But the MUTS did it skidding logs that seam impossible to haul. Up to 24 inch pine logs 10 feet long. BOY I thought I was going to wreck this thing, but no way!! It is still going strong just like it is built.”
” Hello Larry!
We purchased our muts trailer the last week of October 2016.
We chose your trailer because it honestly looked like it was a better product. It seemed like it was better built and bonus, made in Canada.
This trailer has not failed to live up to our expectations. We are really satisfied with your product. we have been working with it daily for the past 3 months and we just love it.
” Hi Annie and Nicholas
Thank you so much for your positive feed back. I’m very glad the trailer is living up to your expectations.
May I add your comments to the testimonial page of my web site?”
“Well of course Larry,
We truly love this trailer and highly recommend it to everyone.”
Annie & Nick New Brunswick Oct 2016