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nnj18
12-21-2008, 11:46 PM
I'd like to purchase an enclosed in the spring and need some help with the size. I plan on having a 60" ztr w/ 3-bin bagger, 48" stander or wb and a 36" wb + all the handhelds.

I was thinking a 8x16'. But I figured I'd ask you guys since quite of few of you have a similar setup. Do I need to go bigger or will 16' be enough?

....This year I just used a 6x12 tandem axle which held a 48" and 36".

TXNSLighting
12-22-2008, 12:05 AM
Go with at least an 18'. You will be much happier with the extra room.

Jerry Lee
12-22-2008, 01:24 AM
Go with at least an 18'. You will be much happier with the extra room.

i agree with txn. 18' would be the way to go.

dura to the max
12-22-2008, 07:04 PM
im gonna cast a vote for 18'. it will fit in the 16 (ive had more than that in one) but it will be a pita EVERY time you stop to do a lawn. whats the tow vehicle? i might say a 20' is the best route.

Junior M
12-22-2008, 07:14 PM
Whatever you decide on go one size bigger, you'll run out of room quick!

Firefighter337
12-22-2008, 07:19 PM
I am in the mix of this myself. I like the 6'4"x12' open trailer I have now. But if I tote 2 mowers, I have to flip the deck on my Walker.

Next year I am planning on a bigger truck. Later next year, I am thinking of buying a open cut ZTR and then I would need a bigger trailer. I am going to keep my open trailer, because it holds 6 yards of mulch and TONS of bales of pine straw.

I am probably going to buy a diesel truck, if I do that 8x18' is what I am going to buy.

ryry278
12-22-2008, 08:04 PM
You will probally want an 18. I am getting a 7x 16 but only hauling 60' zero and a either a 60" walkbehind or 36" WB and of course all the other equipment

ryry278
12-22-2008, 08:19 PM
I would think unless you can fit those two wBs side by side which you might get the 18 or 20. Had the same dilema earlier decieding on what size to get i am gettin a 7x 16 though i can fit 60" zero with either a 60" WB also or a 36" and or a 48" WB with it so that suits me fine plus i will have extra room for a work bench and stuff and i will of course have all my other equipment in there. One thing you should keep in mind is the bigger you go the harder to get in and out of areas and also weight. I personally wanted to get the smaller to help save on gas. If i could fit a WB and my Zero into a 6x12 i would but i miss it by like a foot so no deal, but that was also a $1000 less.

gtmustang00
12-24-2008, 12:53 AM
24 ft trailer, done. we can fit a 3 ft deep shelve on the front, put a 36 walk under it, 2 60 exmarks w/ baggers no problem. we pull with a f350 v10 dump.

davis45
12-24-2008, 01:09 AM
Go with a 20' if you can fit it in all areas. Just remember an enclosed is actually smaller. Since the trimmers, blowers and everything can't hang over the rails like an open trailer. A 16' would fit everything but you would love the extra room.

Jim_Coleman
12-24-2008, 01:30 AM
Eight foot wide is good/best, but remember you wil be dealing with fenders on the inside when you do your equipment layout

GarPA
12-24-2008, 04:31 AM
Get the 18. The 16 will work but you will be banging machines, scraping off paint and nicking your shins given the equip you have. The $ difference between 16 and 18 is small

Green Pastures
12-24-2008, 10:44 AM
Whatever you decide on go one size bigger, you'll run out of room quick!


IMHO this is the best answer so far.

We went through 5 trailer sizes before setteling on 8 x 20 enclosed trailers for our maintenance crews. There are times (not often) that I wish for 22' though.

nnj18
12-24-2008, 10:49 AM
I don't want to go bigger then 18'...just too tight here in many neighbothoods.

Green Pastures
12-24-2008, 10:55 AM
I don't want to go bigger then 18'...just too tight here in many neighbothoods.

I have an 04' crew cab PSD with a short bed that I pull my 20' enclosed with. Never had a problem getting it stuck in tight spaces.

The longer the trailer the easier it manouvers while backing, less tendancy to jacknife.

Just lay out your equipment end to end, then put all your handheld equip there on the ground beside the mowers and measure everything out. Might even lay a chalk line and try and envision all that stuff in the smaller space. You MAY change your mind.

I've NEVER thought...."gee I wish my trailer was a bit smaller".

Junior M
12-24-2008, 10:57 AM
I don't want to go bigger then 18'...just too tight here in many neighbothoods.
Then get an 18ft, when you first get your equipment in there it will seem like you have to much room, but by the time you get all your hand tools, and crap you might need if something breaks, you will have the thing packed!

STIHL GUY
12-24-2008, 02:36 PM
with an 18'-20' you'll have some room to move around and grow

gtmustang00
12-24-2008, 05:52 PM
i still stand by a 24ft trailer, ive put that thing in very tight spaces, even through car wash bays with my f350 dually dump.

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 08:29 PM
I don't want to go bigger then 18'...just too tight here in many neighbothoods.

2 feet is not going to make much of a difference on your turning radious.
but if all u want is an 18ft. than go for it

gtmustang00
12-24-2008, 09:37 PM
w/ a 18ft trailer, you can put 2 60 exmarks w/ vacs and thats it or a 60 walk behind, 36 to the right rear and a 60 exmark w/ vac, the wackers would go on racks on the side and gas cans/blower etc on the shelf on the front. I'd go 20ft at the minimum.

South Florida Lawns
12-24-2008, 11:07 PM
20x8.5 and get it as tall as you can I think 9ft. I got a 16x7 and its WAY too small.