View Full Version : how big do open trailers get?
02-09-2007, 06:58 PM
We are considering getting an open trailer this year ,and if I do I want a big one. Does anyone know how big the landscape trailers get. The biggest I've seen is 16 ft but I want bigger if possible.
02-09-2007, 07:11 PM
I have seen some in the 20s 4 60" zeros on it.
02-09-2007, 07:26 PM
A Landscaper who keeps his equipment in the same yard as me has an open trailer 7x24 twin axle. He's hauling 4 60" riders, 2 48" wb's and 2 36" wb's on it.
02-09-2007, 07:26 PM
The one I used at my work was a 22 foot pace. We had two walkers and a wright stander packed into that. The thing was like towing a semi-trailer around
02-09-2007, 07:30 PM
I own a 28ft deck over. You can get pretty much anything you would actually want to use. My currect tagalong is 18ft and so far it has proven to be more than adequant for my needs.
02-09-2007, 08:00 PM
I have a custom made 20' gooseneck open trailer with a full-size side gate. The trailer was made by Gatormade Trailers in Somerset, Kentucky. Excellent trailer; carry 2 - ZTRs and 1 - Walkbehind in the front.
02-09-2007, 08:23 PM
32ft, believe its a Olympic (not to sure) Alum. spring assit gate. Use it haul around Toro 325 and a 580-D
02-10-2007, 10:04 PM
You can have them made up to 30' with 4 axles but I personaly wouldn't want anything bigger than 20'. I have a 16" tandem axle and a 5x8 tilt bed that work for what we do. You can get just about any size trailer you want but you have to consider how hard it will be to get around in tight neighborhoods with more than a 20'.
02-11-2007, 10:26 AM
we have a 24' open big tex trailer. I can put our 3 riders and a walkbehind on it all at once.
We've got a 16ft. It holds the front mower, a 36in wb and a 21in. My advice is buy the biggest trailer you can find/afford.
02-13-2007, 12:04 AM
Mine is 22 you can fit 4 Zs on it and (i think but don't hold me to it)10 or 12 yards of mulch w/ about 1-1 1/2 foot sides. I pull it every day it isn't that bad to get around you just have to get use to it. Big trailers are actually alot easier to back up. My only problem is bottoming out coming out of places w/ curbs like Mc E Ds.The other thing to think about is the wear that much weigh has on your truck starting and stoping every day, i don't care what ya got it hard on it w/ 4 zs.You better have some big accoutts to be productive to.
02-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Depends on what you want it for. The concrete/excavating contractor I worked for in high school had a 24' 20K gooseneckhe hauls a Bobcat T300 or 963, or his big Takeuchi mini hoe on it behind a 1' ton cummins. Another excavator has one just like it, but with 3 10K axles. He hauls a John Deere backhoe on it with his 1 ton cummins. My uncle has a 30 something foot Donahue tri axle that he hauls hay bales on, it's a big trailer. My mowing trailer is 18', and I wish I'da got a 20. I haul 1 60" Z, 1 48" w/b, 1 36" w/b, and a 21". This year I'll be adding a 54" stander, and one of the others will have to stay home. Go as big as you can reasonably use/afford.
02-15-2007, 12:04 AM
man here has a 3 axle 32'' with open sides and a leather top.has 7z's on it and more tools than walmart has.
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