View Full Version : Trailer decision

05-04-2010, 12:03 AM
Two years ago when I started I bought a 7x12 Bri-Mar dump trailer with a landscape gate.Could not afford 2 trailers at same time so I thought this would cover me until I could get another one.
Have been looking at 7x18 trailers since I need around 78-80" with the bagger blower mtd.I also do some brush hog work with my farm tractor so I need the 18' length.My question is I do not know which one to get --- a 7000 lb or the 10000 lb GVW trailer.Difference is $1200.00.The 7000lb will carry my tractor and brush hog with about 300 lbs to spare.

05-04-2010, 12:18 AM
Go two foot longer and get the heavy.

05-04-2010, 10:28 PM
Go two foot longer and get the heavy.

I second that 1grnlwn. You cannot make a short trailer longer. Room to grow is good. It could be the difference between one trip vs. two when hauling bark/stone/soil ect......

05-04-2010, 10:32 PM
Get the 10000 lbs GVW trailer. 300lbs to spare is not a lot so you will max the 7000lbs trailer out pretty easily.

05-04-2010, 11:41 PM
I'm pretty sure they offer 10kgw, 12k, and 14. I would not go with the 10k because that trailer has to weigh atleast 4k empty. I prefer my 6x12 over my 7x14 heavy duty simply because of the weight. You deffinetly feel the difference. Also, bri-mar doesnt make an 18ft trailer. Well, actually they do, but they're the new tripple axle trailers... which look pretty bad ass

05-05-2010, 02:37 AM
I gotta find time and go and look.I really only want a landscape trailer with an occasional tractor transport for brush hogging.Trying to get away from the extra weight.

05-05-2010, 01:05 PM
I'd go longer and stronger. I like too many others have not stretched and regretted that decision later.