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BufalinoLand
02-06-2006, 12:00 PM
Bought a new dump last month need a new trailer

Moritz 6.5x20 open nice unit with 2 3500 lb axels $3000+tax title

my question is for another $300, I can get 2 5000lb axels

I have a landscape maintenance company, what are the pros and cons


thanks

BSDeality
02-06-2006, 07:50 PM
get the bigger axles! it will cost a lot more than $300 to get them upgraded when you want to start hauling skidsteers/excavators etc.

OnMyOwn
02-06-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm selling a 20' gooseneck with 12k capacity. It does not even move when I load the tractor and bush-hog on it. Go big, or go home! You can always carry smaller items on a heavy trailer, but cannot carry heavy items on a smaller trailer.

DeereHauler
02-06-2006, 08:11 PM
yeah, go bigger on the axles, easier now than later

i don't know what equipment you have, but i would need a wider trailer for my needs. i don't know if you're set on 6.5, i would consider maybe a 7 or 8, if you would ever need that much space.


moritz makes nice trailers, but they have some lousy cousins south of me....

CutRight
02-06-2006, 11:24 PM
yup go for the bigger axles, your already spending 3 grand whats another 300 bucks, it will definatly be worth it. I have a 5 ton dump trailer. one of the best things i own.

jtkplc
02-06-2006, 11:28 PM
Yeah, what they've said, get the 5000lbs. axles...

BufalinoLand
02-07-2006, 09:41 AM
thanks for the input

heres what im hauling

turf tiger 61

48 scag wb

52 scag wb

2 honda 21

2 stihl string trimmers

10 gallons gas

this is all I will carry for maintenance

im probably not even at 5000# yet

lawnspecialties
02-07-2006, 11:57 AM
Ditto on what everybody has said. I went from two 3500 lb. axles to two 5000lb. ones as well on my last trailer purchase. Not only do you get the larger axles but you probably will have 16 inch heavier rated tires (won't wear out as fast), larger brakes, and a 2 5/16" ball.

I was buying four trailer tires every year with my 7000 lb. trailer. It had two mowers and accessories as well.

cochino12
02-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Dang, thats a pretty good price on a trailer. that would cost over $5k here, I would get the bigger axles also

BufalinoLand
02-07-2006, 02:39 PM
Heres the other options right now

2006 Moritz 6.5x20 10000# $3400+tax


2005 Moritz 6.5x20 7000# $2750+ tax

2005 Corn Pro 6.5x18 10000# $2750+ tax


Do I save the $650 and 2 feet and go corn pro or

Buck up and go 20foot and get The Moritz

It seems like everytime I need to spend 2000 it turns into 3500

does anyone else have that problem

qualitylawnmanagement
02-07-2006, 04:25 PM
Corn pro is one nice trailer. I would look into them a little more.

Shawns Lawns
02-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Heres the other options right now

2006 Moritz 6.5x20 10000# $3400+tax


2005 Moritz 6.5x20 7000# $2750+ tax

2005 Corn Pro 6.5x18 10000# $2750+ tax


Do I save the $650 and 2 feet and go corn pro or

Buck up and go 20foot and get The Moritz

It seems like everytime I need to spend 2000 it turns into 3500

does anyone else have that problem

Are you getting that with any options? :waving:

MMLawn
02-07-2006, 09:54 PM
Give these guys a look also. I know they are here in NC but according to their www site they do ship. I have no idea on that cost as their very impressive plant is only about 30 minutes from me. I have three of their LS Trailers and they are very, very well built and engineered and pull so well you don't even feel them behind you.

This link shows a:

2006 7x20 open with Tandem 3500# (7,000 GVW) axles at only $1690.00 - INCLUDING Tax

and a

2006 7x20 open with Tandem 5200# (10,000 GVW) axles and 5" frame rails and a dovetail at only $2700.00 - INC Tax

http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/catalog.php?ID=cd611421286982df7bdeff278ec4f739d192f965e439a17611b9cbe0a8a0685ac37961974fd3414328e2c f80ee9e69b059a57cc18b16d899085a7b1570479a9e

BufalinoLand
02-08-2006, 10:05 AM
Sean,

There are no options with those trailer prices i listed


MM,

thanks for that site ill call them today

BufalinoLand
02-08-2006, 10:05 AM
Can someone tell me what a Dovetail is??

thanks

BSDeality
02-08-2006, 10:12 AM
its also referred to as a beaver tail. Basically the last 2-4' (typically) of the trailer is angled down towards the ground so it makes loading easier.

BufalinoLand
02-08-2006, 10:48 AM
Would I need one for loading lawn mowers

BSDeality
02-08-2006, 10:52 AM
I have a 4' gate on my trailer and i do have to pop my WB over the crest or it hangs up a little. However my Z will go over with no problems when the deck is raised.

Personally I think I would stay with a flat deck for arrival/departure angles when pulling in and out of stops like gas stations, etc.