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Raven386
05-04-2006, 08:58 AM
I'm looking at 6X12 but i dont know if i should go with dual axles or just a single axle trailer. is the price for a dual going to jump a lot compared to the single? ive gotten prices for a single from $1299 - $1599. whats the difference between the single & dual?

Splicer
05-04-2006, 09:14 AM
Load capacity...

ALarsh
05-04-2006, 09:30 AM
You should be fine with a single on a 6X12 unless you are going to carry landscape materials on it. With the equipment listed in your sig you will be fine with a single.

Scag48
05-04-2006, 11:41 AM
A dual axle 6X12 would be overkill. I wouldn't get a dual axle until I got up into the 16' length range.

Dirty Water
05-04-2006, 08:49 PM
We have a 14' single axle and a 18' dual axle. The dual axle tracks better, is easier to back, and is far more balanced when we put a 4 ton machine on it.

Of course, the extra length helps too.

Raven386
05-06-2006, 02:02 AM
well im planning on a Z either this season or next. so it will be a 60" Z & 2 w/b. and other small equip. 22" mower, blowers etc..

Raven386
05-06-2006, 02:04 AM
and i like the easier to back part about the dual! i have trouble with a 5X8... but ive only backed it up maybe a dozen times. im getting used to it.. but cutting my comm. account with just 2 - 48" w/b is getting rediculous. so an upgrade is coming very soon.

LawnScapers of Dayton
05-06-2006, 08:21 AM
I have a 6.5x12 that is a dual axle.....but I also use it is haul mulch so I needed the added capacity. I like it...

Derek

oldrustycars
05-06-2006, 08:35 AM
remember load restrictions with a single axle trailer. it will "probably" be a 3500 pound axle, take into account the weight of the empty trailer. whats left is your capacity. i'd agree with the equipment listed a single will be fine, and also about not loading materials. isnt a yard of dirt about 2000 pounds?

ALarsh
05-06-2006, 10:56 AM
Yes, a yard of topsoil is 2,000 lbs to 2,500 lbs.

Larry Davis
05-06-2006, 12:46 PM
I've got both ....... a single axle 12' and a double axle 12'. I can tell you that when I'm ready to head to one of our properties I will always opt for using the single. The tongue weight is so light it's easy to pick up, move the trailer and drop it down on your ball. The double is a much heavier trailer and requires the usual near-perfect alignment for hookup. Typically I load the single with a full size 60" ZTR, a large WB, string trimmer, BP blower, Jungle Jack .......... and a spare tire. I might use the double a couple of times a year for heavy loads ..... lumber, mulch, rock, etc. If you have no plans of getting heavily into landscaping and will just be doing lawn care, a single will serve you just fine.

Larry Davis
05-06-2006, 01:09 PM
Is there something really fancy about the single axle trailers you have priced?

In my area $1695.00 will get you a very heavy duty, dual axle, 12' lawn/landscape trailer with full ramp, pressure treated 2 x 6 flooring and electric brakes on all four wheels.

$895.00 gets you a lighter weight single axle, full ramp, same flooring, no brakes.

Premo Services
05-09-2006, 08:40 AM
If you are going to add a ztr, or haul mulch or anything, I would recommend the dual axle trailer, because you can add brakes, which will help in stopping the trailer and what is in it, also the ability to carry more weight.
The lazer and walk behind will fit on there, but it will be tight, I would measure the wb and then measure the ztr and get a trailer a bit longer.
I had a 6x12 and put a 52 in lazer and a turf tracer 48 inch but it was tight. Also the trailer and equipment was hard to stop in the rain or just when the cars would hit their brakes in front of you.

Buckeye Lawncare
05-10-2006, 11:44 PM
I'm looking at 6X12 but i dont know if i should go with dual axles or just a single axle trailer. is the price for a dual going to jump a lot compared to the single? ive gotten prices for a single from $1299 - $1599. whats the difference between the single & dual?

I would look around for a better price. I bought a 6.5' x 16' dual axle Prostar Landscape Trailer, it has brakes on both axles, has a treated wood floor, the battery box for the brakes has a tester on it so I can see if the trailer brakes are working before I leave, and it has a 7000 lb GVW. I think I only paid $1795 for it about two months ago. There website is www.prostarusa.net (I think?)

Brandon