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cpt87gn
01-29-2010, 01:46 AM
I was thinking of buying a good 5X8 trailer .If you use one hows is it working out for you what do you put on it Im planning on having a 36" wb and maybe one or two 21" push mowers and 2 trimmers 1 stick edger backpack blower gas can rakes ect I mite just go with the 5x10 keep in mind Im only planning on doing residential Mow Trim and Blow and i dont have any accounts yet
I know i should get the biggest trailer i could afford but If i grow ill just get a bigger trailer in the future thank you

pictures would be great

Richard Martin
01-29-2010, 03:05 AM
5X8 is too small even for what you're looking to do. I started out with a 5X8, a 21 and a 36. Most 36" mowers will take up most of a 8 foot trailer by themselves. Do yourself a favor and get the 6X12 trailer to begin with. That way you at least have some room to grow. Here's a pic of my first trailer.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/mower%20stuff/smalltrailer1.jpg

Steven B
01-29-2010, 04:43 AM
5X8 is too small even for what you're looking to do. I started out with a 5X8, a 21 and a 36. Most 36" mowers will take up most of a 8 foot trailer by themselves. Do yourself a favor and get the 6X12 trailer to begin with. That way you at least have some room to grow. Here's a pic of my first trailer.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/mower%20stuff/smalltrailer1.jpg

Agree.
With my ZTR in my 5x8, I could fit a 21" push mower sideways & thats it!

scagrider22
01-29-2010, 05:06 AM
I pull one behind JD Gator for on site jobs but thats it. It works good for mulch, edgings, and lots of hardscape jobs but I use a 8.5x20" enclosed for a mowing trailer.

cpt87gn
01-29-2010, 08:57 AM
I agree with getting the bigger trailer but im basically going to have the 36wb and one 21 push mower Im not going tobe doing to much landscaping because i dont have any experiance doing mulch flower ect plus parking is an issue ill be doing mostly small residentian newer subdivisions and the parking space is limited

millenium_123
01-29-2010, 09:04 AM
I started out with a 5x8, but it aggravated me everyday! Never big enough. Your 36 will likely take up most of the room, then you will have to keep your walk behinds in the pickup, and thats a pain:hammerhead:. I just upgraded to a 6x14 and I love it! Should have started out with that one.

LewisLawn
01-29-2010, 01:29 PM
I ran a 5X10 for a few years with a 48" wb and with a rack for trimmer/stick edger and blower it worked fine...I could hold 2 yds mulch and wheelbarrow when doing mulch..in the fall I put on sides to hold leaves...if you go with a 5X8 don't go with something cheaply made...also consider the money you put into it will you be able to get it back if you decide to sell it when you need to upgrade in size. I've read on here many times that certain size trailers although bigger may be cheaper because of abundance in the market or need and same in resale maybe harder to sell if it is not a desirable size

cpt87gn
01-29-2010, 02:33 PM
if i do get one ill get the pipetop good quality like the big tex

yardguy28
01-30-2010, 11:27 AM
i think a 5' x 8' is a good size to start out with depending on what your equipment is. i started with it and although i upsized the every next season i still have the thing and put sides on it to haul mulch and debris.

mowerdude777
01-31-2010, 08:27 PM
A 5 by 10 will suite you just fine I put a 21 32 48 and sometimes a small leaf vac on mine it works just fine

mowerbrad
01-31-2010, 10:20 PM
If I were you I would at least go with a 5x10. Space always fills up fast and you can never have enough.

pvlandscaping
01-31-2010, 10:20 PM
i have a 5x8 right now and all i fit is my 36" cub cadet wb and 2 21" lawnboys on it, cant fit anything else, i have to put trimmers, blowers, gas cannister and eveyrthing else on my truck. dont make the mistake i made, buy something a little bigger than u need. dont go too crazy tho, even a 6x10 would be enough for what your intentions are.

Greg78
01-31-2010, 10:25 PM
I'd go minimum 5'X10'. We got a 6'x10' and have a 52" Lazer, a Quick 32" 2 trimmers, an edger, back pack blower, trimmer string holder, a hand held blower, and box on the tongue with a chainsaw, hedge trimmer, pole saw, tool box, mix gas can, and miscellaneous tools. It is a tight fit but all has its place

echeandia
01-31-2010, 10:30 PM
I used a 5 x 8 my first year. It had a tilt bed so only my 48" WB went in the trailer. Everything else went in the truck bed including a 21" push mower. It was perfect for my first year as I could keep in in my garage.

Greg78
01-31-2010, 10:32 PM
Here is a couple of pictures of the 6'X10' loaded up. Not much room left.

LawnboyTim
02-01-2010, 05:54 PM
I just picked up a new 5x8 recently and seems to be ok for now, but I would get atleast a 5x10 If I were you, I plan to upgrade to a 6x10 or 12 next season this one was just the right price.. If I have any big jobs I just use my stake bed or my older 5x10.. heres the 5x8 trailor with my Jeep..

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Cummins343
02-01-2010, 05:57 PM
I couldn't fit one of my mowers on a 5x8.

bobcat48
02-03-2010, 08:44 PM
I have a 6x12.i can fit 36'wb,trim mower,catcher,backpack blower,weedwackers.

kharrington
02-03-2010, 08:59 PM
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kharrington
02-03-2010, 09:08 PM
I started with a 5x8, mounted a 30x30 alum. cylinder cage raise 6'' on the front and racks on the side. I used a 33'' and a 21'' that fit perfect side by side, it was great at the time for just starting out but the next year I built a custom 7.5 x 16. I had planned on just doing the residential but quickley found myself doing a lot more and needed the room.
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