View Full Version : 5'X8' Trailer

02-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Newbie, just starting out this spring. 36" walk behind, 21" push, Trimmer, Edger, Etc. Will a 5'X8' trailer hold this equipment? Its a nice trailer for $600. Good price for starting out.

02-09-2009, 03:41 PM
So a search in the Trucks and Trailer section...you'll prolly run across some brand names to avoid. Search for your trailer brand name as well.

Rich's landscaping
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM
yes that will work even though it might be a tight fit. I have pretty much what you have and i started last year but i used a suv. This year i will have a pick up and i know ill have more room for more stuff.

02-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Yeah, that should be fine for just starting out. After your biz grows you can get some bigger equipment.

02-09-2009, 08:25 PM
It should be OK, I fit a 48" WB and a 20" sideways on my 5x8. Trimmers on rack and rest of stuff in bed of the truck, I do not bag any yards so this works for me.

02-09-2009, 09:00 PM
As much as I hate small trailers, this one will work perfectly fine. But if you are planing on doing this for a while and expanding, you will out grow that trailer in no time.

02-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Oh - a couple other things - it's rated at 2,000#, but only has 12" wheels - does that sound right?

Thanks for all of the input, Pistol

Fleur De Lawn
02-09-2009, 11:10 PM
Oh - a couple other things - it's rated at 2,000#, but only has 12" wheels - does that sound right?

Thanks for all of the input, Pistol

you are better off spending a little extra money and getting a bigger trailer rated at 3500lbs. You will be getting one next year anyway.

02-10-2009, 11:49 AM
you can check my thread in photos LANDESCAPES I HAVE MY 5X8 THERE WITH A 36" 2- 21" 2 TRIMMERS 1 STICK EDGER. BACKPACK BLOWER SULKY AND I AM OUT OF ROOM BUDDY it would be ok but i am a landscaper so unloading the lawn equipment for plants and tillers and mulch means i need 2 trailors in my world. i want a enclosed trailer for scaping

02-10-2009, 10:22 PM
I'd hold out for a trailer that has some real wheels and will hold 3500 lbs.

I think you will out grow the weight limit and tire reliability pretty fast.

02-11-2009, 09:50 AM
I purchased a 5x10 last year instead of a 5x8 and was happy, but now im wishing i would have gotten a 6x12!

If you can afford it and your truck can handle it, get the biggest trailer your budget will allow! You dont have to have big trailers full all the time, but its difficult to find the space your going to want on a small trailer!

Trust me go AT LEAST 5x10

02-11-2009, 10:30 PM
DON"T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I MADE!!!! I bought a 5x10 and am stuck. I can only fit my ZTR and a 21" push mower on it right now and then my timmer rack and blower. I just bought a 36" walk-behind and it won't fit with my ZTR on there also. If I go anywhere as if today, I have to choose between the walk-behind or ZTR. I am looking to find a 6x14 right now. I should have just spent the money and got the bigger trailer to begin with.

02-13-2009, 01:13 AM
im in the same boat you are but im trying to fit 2 or 3 22" mowers, 2 trimmers, blower and gas cans on either a 5x8 or 4x6. just trying to go cheap for the first season to see if i like it or not

Kennedy Landscaping
02-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Yep, it should hold it fine. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=245643&page=100

Mine is a 5x10 and I managed to do it pretty well. Its all in the planning I suppose.

02-13-2009, 09:51 PM
The main problem I see is not the size of trailer I can get a good bit on my old 5X10, the problem is that the trailer he mentioned has doughnuts for tires. It is also not as heavily rated as some of you are talking about. Sure you might get by with that kind of trailer, but you can also get by with a non commercial riding craftsman, it is just not the best idea to purchase one. Look harder and you will be able to find a better trailer for maybe slightly more.

You just want to make sure and get one rated for what you need.

02-14-2009, 01:03 AM
That setup will fit fine on a 5x8. Not sure where you looked for that trailer, but it's in your best interests to check out a 'real' trailer dealer. A lot of guys look at HD and Lowe's thinking those places are the cheapest. Often the brands they carry are really a homeowner version of the same commercial grade trailer that a dealer will stock for almost the same price. For literally $30-$50 more you'll get better construction and real highway-worthy tires on the same trailer.

02-15-2009, 11:31 AM
I would suggest a 6x12, that will give you some room to grow. If not I'd say at least a 5x10.

02-15-2009, 10:29 PM
I have a 5x8 with a 36" and 22" mower with trimers and blowers. This works fine for me but I am part time and looking for something that I can get in and out of the garage quick. If you plan to get bigger in this buisness then I would suggest a trailer that is atleast 6x12. If not then a 5x8 will do just fine.