View Full Version : anyone use an enclosed trailer for mowing?

4 seasons lawn&land
02-09-2008, 01:01 AM
thinking of buying an enclosed trailer for my landscape trailer. are there any cons to doing this? the pros for me are, equipment stays out of weather and it could double as a snowmobile trailer.

02-09-2008, 01:02 AM
Best money you ever spent...........:usflag::usflag:

02-09-2008, 01:35 AM
many pros onlt cons that i can think of are alot heavier more wear on truck well i guess thats it to many pros i guess we run 3 and one box truck

Turf Dawg
02-09-2008, 01:56 AM
The only cons I can think of is you have to unload mowers for fuel, hard to load clippings and debris and can't see if someone pulls up behind you. One thing I love about my encloseds are they are great for transporting plants from wholesaler to jobsite.

02-09-2008, 03:12 AM
I have run enclosed for almost 10 years now. started with a 6 x10, then 7 x 14, last two have been 8 x 20's. Pro's, equipment out of the elements (last longer), less evil eyes on what you have (security), Gives a professional apperance. The only real con Ive had in all the years is tires... you will burn up atleast a set (2) every year. Thats with 15k a year and losts of cul de sac turn arounds.

Also, I have run a couple different brands. By far the best is my Wells Cargo LS's. Just an FYI.. Get the up graded axles. 2 tons are standard from most everyone. I always upgrade to 4 ton (6 lugs). Its a minor cost to upgrade, you get better brakes, bearings, and better load tires. For comparison sake, my 99' with 4 tons is still on the road, where as my friends with the same trailer 01' is on blocks with bad axles. His has 2 tons.

Hope this helps you... good luck

4 seasons lawn&land
02-09-2008, 02:13 PM
thanks, are your trailers drive on and off V nose? like a fold down door in front and back?

02-09-2008, 02:22 PM
check out the link to my equipment to see my 8'x20'. i love it

4 seasons lawn&land
02-09-2008, 02:31 PM
what are the differances between differant types like auto, landscape, snowmobile etc? they all look pretty much the same.

02-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Definitely go with the enclosed trailer, adds alot of security to your equipment. I had my blower stolen a couple months back during a clean up job. So i had to leave the job for a hour and go buy one 450 dollars, so i was in the hole when i finished the job. I dont have alot of heavy equipment so i went with a 6x10 for 1600$ not a bad deal i dont think. i put my logo and name on it and it looks real professional too!

02-09-2008, 03:03 PM
I got a 6 x 12 enclosed trailer with custom built shelves,diamond plate, spring release tailgate, side door, 2 indoor lights for those long days. Trailer is like new. Bought for $3700.00 asking just $2500.00 o.b.o Trailer Must Sell I'm out of business due to a back injury

02-09-2008, 04:31 PM
I dont have a V nose, although I have seen a couple around my area. To answer the question about the differences in the trailers (ls, cargo, auto). The differences is in the floors and interior widths and material thickness. My 99' is an auto trailer 8x20. I can run a exmark 36" Metro and 52" Turf Tracer in the nose with about 5" between, a 60" TT in the middle and a 60" Lazer in the back, and still have about 4 ft. left in the rear. My 06' LS is the same set up but there is no space between the 52 and 36. Just a tad narrower. The ramp door is very heavy duty, but light as a feather.

Price wise. When I bought my LS in 06' optioned as follows:
-8x20 LS Trailer "white" 3/8" walls, 1 1/4" floor, med kit, 36" side door, ect.
-Diamond Plate Nose
-Diamond Plate Wheel Wells
-4 Ton Axles
-Pass Thru Ventilation
-Polished Wheels
-LED Lights
Price $8460

4 seasons lawn&land
02-09-2008, 09:57 PM
sounds very nice, what type are the cheapest, cargo?