We’ve been reluctant to recommend center lift pontoon trailers to our retail pontoon trailer customers. Many types are just too tippy. When the pontoon trailer is in the raised position, the weight is on the frame, 3’-4’ off the ground. A strong side wind or the axle hitting a curb can cause the boat, motor and trailer to tip over. There are, however, a number of applications which the center lift pontoon trailer excels. Launching and retrieving in shallow water; the center lift trailer will sit the pontoon boat right down on the shore or for winter storage in a garage with a low overhead door. Individuals sometimes go together and buy one trailer that can be used communally.

There are numerous brands of center lift trailers, but the only one we recommend for general use is our LoLoader model. The major benefit of the LoLoader is that the weight is carried on the lower frame for maximum stability. When the top frame is raised, lifting the pontoon boat, solid steel arms transfer the weight of the boat to the bottom frame. Keeping the center of gravity low, to increase stability.

Radial Tires Lo-Loader Center Lift Sealed LED Lighting Standard

Raise and lower your pontoon with ease, #1500 self braking winch with locking mechanism so your boat never rides on cables.
A powder cote finish will keep the trailer looking good for years.

center lift pontoon trailer

LL-20T - 20' bed for 18-21' pontoons, tandem axle, #3000 capacity $1950.

We occasionally stock this trailer in 43” width which will accommodate some 7’ wide pontoon boats.
In 2013 we sold this trailer in as a single axle model to accommodate those individuals on a limited budget.
We will no longer sell a single axle center lift trailer, they are too unsafe.

LL22-24THD - 24' bed  for 22-25' pontoons, tandem axle, #4500 capacity $2150
We have discontinued our 22' length trailer. Many modern 22' pontoons are actually longer than 22'.
Every foot hanging over a cantilever trailer puts strain on the lifting system.
The 24T has extra heavy duty bracing for todays pontoons.
Understanding Prontoon Trailer Pricing

Larger-heavier pontoon boats need stronger trailers with extra bracing. Reinforced frame for dealer use.


12” D range tires, #1250 capacity. #3500 axles with Sure-Lube hubs for easy access to grease. Heavy Duty #1500 self braking winch and four lifting arms, raises and lowers your pontoon with ease. Wiring inside the frame protected from damage. Waterproof tail lights encased in protective steel to prevent damage. Each pontoon trailer comes complete with lighting to meet all DOT regulations. Front stops prevent the pontoon from sliding forward.
Tie down points front and rear help keep your pontoon from moving on the trailer. Tongue jack standard, single wheel on single axle, dual wheel on tandem. The trailer takes a standard 2” trailer ball.

Here is How it Works

Raises to 39” maximum height, lowers to 23”, all the way down. Will sit most boats with big pontoons right on the ground.

By turning the winch the top frame is raised or lowered. The frame pivots on arms along the side of the trailer to cantilevers up or down. When in the raised position the arms transfer the weight to the lower frame to help keep the center of gravity low.

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  A Heavy Duty #1500 winch and three pulley lifting system
with 1/8" cable raises the heaviest pontoon with ease
  4 sets of lifting arms raise and support your pontoon.  In the up position the arms transfer the weight of your boat to the bottom frame for stability on the road.    
center lift pontoon trailer features
20’ and 22’ trailers are 47” wide. The HD 24’ trailer is 43” wide. The “throat” on all trailers is 97” deep.
Fits all known modern pontoon boats with large transom’s.
Other Standards  
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  Your pontoon never rides on cables.  Once the boat is raised the top frame is secured with a positive lock mechanism.     4 tie downs on the frame, secure your pontoon to the trailer.     Tongue jacks are standard. 
Single wheel on single axle.
Dual wheel on tandem axle.
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  Front stops prevent your
boat from sliding foreward.
  Modern "automotive" style lights are waterproof.  Wiring is run through the frame. (no loose wires)  Wiring meets all DOT trailer requirements.
Flat 4 plug for tow vehicle. 
  Optional Adjustable Bow Stops  
  adjustable bow stops  
  Low Loader’s come standard with strong “fixed” bow stops at the end of the bed length of the frame. (20’- 22’ or 24’) If you’re using a 20’ trailer for an 18’ pontoon or going together with neighbors to buy a trailer for use on multiple boats, the adjustable stops are a great option. Buy the trailer for the longest boat you’ll haul and use the adjustable bow stops to fit boat sizes in-between.  
  Sold as a set of two with all mounting hardware. $59.95   
Front loading winch

Front Loading Winch with mounting and 19’ strap with an eye in the end.

Lo-Loaders are easy to load but the front loading winch is good protection to help pull or hold the boat on the trailer.
BEWARE of Adjustable Axles on Center Lift Trailers 

Many center lift trailers are sold with adjustable axles. The claimed benefit is that you can move the axle to perfectly fit your boat, but no one ever moves them. The real benefit is that it allows the manufacturers to stack more trailer on a delivery load. The axles are put on by the dealer. A high percentage are bolted on crooked. Another problem is that if you hit a pot hole or clip a curb the axle placement can get moved. A common complaint about center lift trailers is that the tires wear prematurely. They wear prematurely because many center lift trailers have the axles misaligned. Ours are welded on perfectly straight.

For Information Call

(877)294-3395 or (574)294-3386