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SLC, LLC
11-29-2007, 12:18 PM
I am looking into the purchase of a new truck and also a new enclosed trailer. I am looking into either a 20' or 24' trailer. Would a 2500 or 250 pull that alright? I hope to go Diesel truck as well. I know there are a lot of things that vary in this question in terms of what would go in the trailer, etc., but we focus mainly on mowing. So there will be walk-behinds in there, along with some smaller items.

beano
11-29-2007, 12:35 PM
Yes, it will pull fine especially if you get a deisel. I have a small 4.8ltr v8 and i pull a 18ft enclosed fine. Just make sure you get a good brake controller. I have the prodigey and love it. A deisel will toss a 20ft around just fine

SLC, LLC
11-29-2007, 01:06 PM
I may be wrong, but I think I remember at one time someone posted on here about a longer tongue on the enclosed trailer that made it easier to maneuver. Can anyone shed some more light on this???

zedosix
11-29-2007, 06:23 PM
I may be wrong, but I think I remember at one time someone posted on here about a longer tongue on the enclosed trailer that made it easier to maneuver. Can anyone shed some more light on this???

Is this enough light for ya! One of my employees cranked the wheel a bit much on my f450. Damn, that trailer is new this year.

the cleanup man
11-29-2007, 06:33 PM
need help after 1 year in business looking to upgrade tractor to ztr or walk-behind am in stockbridge,ga area where is a good place to shop for used equipment what to look for thank you the cleanup man

grassmanak
11-29-2007, 07:19 PM
i think if you have a flat bad or a dump, i would get the extended tounge, otherwise i dont think it matters.

South Florida Lawns
11-29-2007, 08:24 PM
Go 1 ton or bigger because you won't have to worry about being overloaded. 3/4 ton trucks will pull a 30 ft enclosed but a 1 1/4 ton truck will do it all day long and with a load in the back as well. Thats just my thoughts. I have pulled a 24 ft enclosed with my 1500 V6 Chevy.:weightlifter:

SLC, LLC
11-29-2007, 08:53 PM
i think if you have a flat bad or a dump, i would get the extended tounge, otherwise i dont think it matters.

I am taking it that you have to special order the extended tongue on most trailers? Also, an upgrade to 7000# axles would probably be a wise investment as well???

beano
11-29-2007, 09:02 PM
Yes, The extended tounge makes it easier to maneuver. I would think 7000lbs axles at least, because after you consider the weight of the trailer you have a big trailer that can only hold 4500lbs (if you get 7000lbs axles). I have 2wb's and a z and with the weight of the trailer i have about 2,000lbs to still load but if you had a 24ft trailer you could add a z and be close to the limit. Also if they have a "landscapers package" its a wise investment. I ordered mine with it and it came with the extended tounge, ramp door, extra light, extra vent, side vents and studs every 16 inches instead of 24 inches.

PlatinumLandCon
11-29-2007, 09:25 PM
What truck are you lookin at? I'd try and find a deal on a '07 Chev 2500 personally.

Skimastr105
11-29-2007, 09:31 PM
a 2500 diesel should pull it just fine, but South Florida Lawns had a good suggestion about going with a 450. Nice thing... if you get a dump bed, you can load a lot leaves in the fall and tow your equipment around with the same truck.

supercuts
11-29-2007, 09:37 PM
once you go to a bigger type trailer like that is should come with an extended tongue. mason dumps require it or else you can have a mishap like the hole in the front of the trailer in the pic. they also make it a bit easier to manuver when backing, the shorter the trailer the quicker it will jack knife when backing.

P.Services
11-29-2007, 10:24 PM
get the extended tongue for sure!!! but even more important make sure you get the roller wheels on the back of it. they are a must.

SLC, LLC
11-30-2007, 01:15 AM
roller wheels???

topsites
11-30-2007, 03:35 AM
I may be wrong, but I think I remember at one time someone posted on here about a longer tongue on the enclosed trailer that made it easier to maneuver. Can anyone shed some more light on this???

A longer tongue keeps it from turning as sharply, which can work to your advantage with an enclosed since your visibility is limited, but it makes for wider turns backing as well so I'm not sure if it's easier, but probably safer.

timcuts
11-30-2007, 06:20 AM
I have a Dodge Ram 2500 (deisel) that pulls a 24 ft trailer every day of the week just fine. The trailer weighs about 7000 lbs with everything in it. Two john deers 1200 lbs each, one john deere 1800 lbs, one great dane 900 and then all the small equipment.

02DURAMAX
11-30-2007, 07:44 AM
I agree with a 2500HD Diesel.

P.Services
11-30-2007, 12:41 PM
the roller wheels are on the back of the trailer so if you go down a steep drive they will roll on the ground and support the weight of it when your truck levels out and the trailer is still coming down the hill. if you dont have them the back end will drag on the ground and tear up the trailer. they are a must. i will try to get some pics of mine up because i cant explain it very good.

DFLS
12-07-2007, 07:21 PM
Just took delivery of a 24x8 enclosed and my Dodge 2500 cummins pulls it with ease . The color is pewter with many options including 12 " on center floor joists:weightlifter:, v nose, LED lites, power tongue jack, extended tongue, heavy duty ramp with steel "v" edge, salem vents, aluminum wheels:cool2:. Up from a 16 foot open trailer, this thing is about 4 feet too long for me and i am considering selling. Offers over $8,000 will be considered. I knew I should have ordered a 20 footer:hammerhead: