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Stinchcomb Lawn
02-19-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm looking at enclosed trailers, I was wondering what is the average size that everyone used. I was think 7 by 14 for my jd 717 and my wright stander 32 along with push mowers and all other equipment. What size do you have and does it work for you is it to small to be? Let me know your thoughts !!

Thanks,
Brandon

Green Pastures
02-19-2008, 09:56 AM
I have an 8 x 20 and I've never wished for a smaller trailer. There have been several occasions where I could have used a couple more foot of space.

Having said that I believe that an 8 x 20 is as large as I would go for my purposes. I can get three big riders in it.

KeystoneLawn&Landscaping
02-19-2008, 10:55 AM
I have a 7X16....I suggest a 8X16 ...8X20 would be nice, but sometimes the 16 is hard to find a place to park...

Stinchcomb Lawn
02-19-2008, 11:10 AM
My trailer now is a 18 ft open landscape trailer, I will be keeping this trailer for my bigger mowers. I was wanting a enclosed trailer for the every day use, I dont use the big mowers every day. Do you guys think the 14 will be big enough for the JD 717 and the 32 Wright stander and all the other equipment or should I go with the 16 ft. Do you kow of any trailer companies that have an enclosed trailer for mowers/landscapers with the vents etc. Thanks

JShe8918
02-19-2008, 11:14 PM
I have a 7x16 with a 3 foot v nose. I like it but i wouldn't mind a foot more in width for my mowers. also i wouldn't mind about another 3-4 feet in length. If i had it to do again i would buy a 8x20. NOT any bigger than that though. I have a Down2Earth and i have had 0 prblems and they can custom build you a trailer. Mine has 2 vents and also has 3 fuel doors to pass the pump thru. One in the front for my built in transfer tank and two others one on each side. A great investment pull the trigger on one and you won;t have second thoughts.

yarddawgsllc
02-19-2008, 11:18 PM
We use the 16 x 8 and I would have to highly recommend it as well. We checked with a lot of our local lawn care businesses before we bought and this was pretty much the standard, besides the larger companies that use the 20 x 8 's due to the amount of mowers they haul around.

02DURAMAX
02-20-2008, 01:18 AM
16' for me

Stinchcomb Lawn
02-20-2008, 10:23 AM
I was looking last night on the net and found some different ideas. I know I want to go as wide as possible and probably 16 ft. Now I just have to find one that I like ! Thanks again I'll keep you guys posted.

Mimowerman
02-20-2008, 10:29 AM
8x20 has worked out fine for me!! 60" , 52" ZTR's and a 44 Wb with sulky !

CHoniglandscapes
02-20-2008, 07:00 PM
18'x8' enclosed and a 7'x18' open

mowing grass 1111
02-20-2008, 08:07 PM
I'm looking at enclosed trailers, I was wondering what is the average size that everyone used. I was think 7 by 14 for my jd 717 and my wright stander 32 along with push mowers and all other equipment. What size do you have and does it work for you is it to small to be? Let me know your thoughts !!

Thanks,
Brandon

i have a 7x14 enclosed that i use to haul 2 60'' lazer z mower along with the weedeaters, backblowers , backpack sprayers , chainsaw and hedge trimmers, shovels, etc and a air tank .. you should have plenty of room for what you need to haul

btw if anybody is interested i have a 8x22 enclosed trailer for sale $3,600

Landrus2
02-20-2008, 08:10 PM
my trailer is 14x7 Enclosed its good on rainy days.:waving:

Jlawnmow
02-21-2008, 04:03 PM
8x20 works good! Don't over kill yourself! If you go realy big you won't be able to park it any where.

Gotcha
02-21-2008, 06:38 PM
I just ordered three 8x24 wells cargo trailers.

CALandscapes
02-21-2008, 06:50 PM
My enclosed is a 7x14 Pace. Every time I look at the thing I wish it was bigger. I wouldn't go with anything smaller than a 16.

Birdjr
02-21-2008, 08:42 PM
mine is an 8x16 american hauler.

Eclipse
02-21-2008, 10:04 PM
I have owed a few enclosed trailers now. I would definitely go 8' wide to work out of but the 7' wide is a little nicer to tow.

I would go 14-16 foot for hauling two mowers and 20' if you are hauling three. I work out of a 22' now and I could have gotten by with a 20' but the extra 2' is nice at times. Unless you are hauling three large ZTR's with collection systems I see no reason to go over 22'

JMHO

Skimastr105
02-21-2008, 11:05 PM
I have a 7x30 v nose. It could be a couple inches wider.

justanotherlawnguy
02-22-2008, 12:47 AM
8x16 v-nose

1wezil
02-22-2008, 11:42 AM
i have a 16' open trailer now but my plan is to buy a new 8.5 x 24 this spring so i will have everything with me on a job.

WildRidge
02-22-2008, 11:54 AM
we run a 8.5x22'

NCIlandscaping
02-22-2008, 11:57 AM
My trailer now is a 18 ft open landscape trailer, I will be keeping this trailer for my bigger mowers. I was wanting a enclosed trailer for the every day use, I dont use the big mowers every day. Do you guys think the 14 will be big enough for the JD 717 and the 32 Wright stander and all the other equipment or should I go with the 16 ft. Do you kow of any trailer companies that have an enclosed trailer for mowers/landscapers with the vents etc. Thanks

Yeah fit 2 60 ztrs and 1 52 ztr on my open 18 footer, but can get only 2 ztrs in the enclosed 18 footers we have. Regular residential mower 16-18 feets perfect larger commercial 18-22 will fit everything. But on big stuff we usually have 2 crews on one property...

MOWALLTHETIME
02-22-2008, 05:22 PM
If you are doing only mowing I think you cound get by with a 8 x 16 v nose but if you occasionally do other stuff Ii would go aheaad and buy a 8 x 18 vnose. I switched to a v nose and it pulls better and the extra space is a huge help. Once you start thinking about what you need to carry: rakes, brooms shovels, extra tools parts and the big factor the racks for trimmers and blowers. A 7 x 16 trailer is not very wide once you put in a backpack blower and trimmer rack and a 48" mower, then try to walk by it all day long. I espically like the fact if it starts a quick shower I have a way to hide out until it lets up. I have been known to change blades and do maintaince while waiting for a storm to pass. make sure whatever trailer you get that it has a stronger than average ramp door. problems with the ramp door will cause you to pull your hair out and slow you down inevitably costing money.