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BigLag
08-18-2006, 08:59 AM
I can only tow a single axle, my ztr is going to be either a 34in or 44in plus push mower trimmer blower. What's the best kind size, get toolbox, rack? And don't really want to spend more than 1000 to 1500.

Green Pastures
08-18-2006, 09:07 AM
Not trying to be a dick, but there is a search function. This question has been gone over a zillion times.

Having said that.

Get something bigger than what you need for now, if you're serious about staying in the business.

I went through 4 smaller trailers in my first two years of business that collectively cost more than my first encolsed 8 x 20 trailer. I would be hard pressed to even think of buying anything less than 8 x 20 now.

Think long term.

Even if it does not work out for you and you have to get out of the business a bigger trailer is going to be easier to sell.

Good luck.

sikagrass
08-18-2006, 09:17 AM
I went with a 6x12 Tophat with 2 gates. I load the z in the front,have room for 2 push mowers and the walk behind.I used some scrap pvc to make holders for the rake,grabber, and loppers.I have trimmer racks mounted on the side and keep the backpack blower and trashcan in the truck.Loaded the way it is I cant use the second gate as Id planned but the z seems to ride better (and easier to strap down). Trailer after tax was a little over 1500.

subs1000w
08-18-2006, 11:42 AM
i think 6x12 is the biggest you can get in a single axle so thats what id get and then dual gates would be nice

i currently have a 6x10 with a single gate and wish i had a 6x12 or even 6x14 somtimes

jpsquared
08-18-2006, 01:47 PM
I have a 6x12 and i can fit a fastrak and a super Z on it. I got it at tractor supply for around $1,500.

Birdhunter1
08-18-2006, 05:31 PM
Why can you only tow a single axle?

lawnpro724
08-19-2006, 05:53 PM
If your going to be doing more than residential customers ( mowing only ) and intend on going after commercial accounts and doing some landscaping then buy a tandem axle trailer 6X16 with drop down gate. I have over a 100 accounts this season and use a 6x16 w/gate and trimmer racks and another 5x10 tilt bed that work out pretty good for now. Buy the biggest you can afford. If your going to be mowing large properties or big landscape jobs you will need it! M&M Trailer Mfg, Sickston, MO sells a 16' tandem axle drop down gate landscape trailer for $905.00 new.

grass_cuttin_fool
08-19-2006, 06:08 PM
I can only tow a single axle, my ztr is going to be either a 34in or 44in plus push mower trimmer blower. What's the best kind size, get toolbox, rack? And don't really want to spend more than 1000 to 1500.

I would go with a 6x12. I have a nice trimmer rack from preco that sells for 70 bux, and I have a tool box that I got at lowes for about25-40 bux, its long enough to keep my handheld blower, hedge trimmer, chainsaw and a small tool kit in it. Here is a link to the trimmer rack, dont let the price fool you, its a nice unit
http://www.precoparts.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=327&CFID=2059681&CFTOKEN=52286621

And I should add to get a trailer with a gate on the back and not a trailer with a tilt bed, if you get a tlt you will be unloading the pushmowers alot by hand.

wayne

Scag413
09-03-2006, 04:52 PM
I know this forum is a couple of weeks old, but is a single axle 6.5x12 with a drop down gate and wood floor for $925 a good price?

Grn Mtn
09-03-2006, 05:13 PM
I can only tow a single axle, my ztr is going to be either a 34in or 44in plus push mower trimmer blower. What's the best kind size, get toolbox, rack? And don't really want to spend more than 1000 to 1500.

If I read between the lines here, your working a limited budget and you don't have a full size truck. My 6x10 has worked out very well for me (do a search and you'll find posted picts of it) it still fits through bank/food drive-thru's and holds everything I need: 48" Toro WB, 33" TroyBilt Mulcher, Stihl tools up the wazoo. Why the ZTR if your only going 30-40", save money and get a Walk-Behind and put brakes on the trailer so you don't roast through your trucks rotor's and spend $800 fixing them a year down the road.

nobagger
09-03-2006, 05:30 PM
I can only tow a single axle, my ztr is going to be either a 34in or 44in plus push mower trimmer blower. What's the best kind size, get toolbox, rack? And don't really want to spend more than 1000 to 1500.
Definetly imo, a 6.5x12. You can pick up a new one for around 1k add a tool storage box for under 200.00 and a hand tool rack for around 50.00 and your all set. Plus if and when you need to sell it, they hold their value more so than a 5x10 or other size.

Brianslawn
09-03-2006, 07:12 PM
I know this forum is a couple of weeks old, but is a single axle 6.5x12 with a drop down gate and wood floor for $925 a good price?


treated floor or not? new tires or used?

i got one that size new, but with painted floor and used tires for $650. if its brand new with new tires and a treated floor then it shouldnt cost more than $800 unless its made with real heavy steel. if it was made with heavy tubing itll weigh too much to pull with 4 cyl truck when you put a big mower on it. also prices are different depending on region.

lawnspecialties
09-03-2006, 09:57 PM
I went with a 6.5' x 14' single axle last year to use as a "mowing only" trailer. It has been great for two summers now. Excellent fuel saver and can handle two ztr's easily. A 12' is also awesome but cannot hold two ztr's if that ever becomes an issue. :)

Scag413
09-04-2006, 01:29 AM
treated floor or not? new tires or used?

i got one that size new, but with painted floor and used tires for $650. if its brand new with new tires and a treated floor then it shouldnt cost more than $800 unless its made with real heavy steel. if it was made with heavy tubing itll weigh too much to pull with 4 cyl truck when you put a big mower on it. also prices are different depending on region.

It has treated wood floor, brand new tires, and my truck is a 302 V8.

Scag413
09-04-2006, 01:33 AM
treated floor or not? new tires or used?

i got one that size new, but with painted floor and used tires for $650. if its brand new with new tires and a treated floor then it shouldnt cost more than $800 unless its made with real heavy steel. if it was made with heavy tubing itll weigh too much to pull with 4 cyl truck when you put a big mower on it. also prices are different depending on region.

It has a treated floor, brand new tires, and my truck is a 302 V8, tow pkg. air bags on the back axle.

Scag413
09-04-2006, 01:34 AM
Sorry I messed up on the quote. I didn't realize I posted twice, my bad.