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rmslawns
12-01-2010, 04:57 PM
To all: I started with a 5x8 trailer last year which was fine for a 48 walk behind and push mower. I purchased a 54" ZTR this season and will look to buy a bigger trailer after the first of the year. I will have the 48 and 54 next season as well.

What size trailer to those of you who have a 54ztr and 48 wb find is best? I am part time so no plans to have a bigger fleet, but I would sell the 5x8 and look at a 6x12 at least. Thanks to all in advance and best of luck to all of you for a great 2011 season.

mowerbrad
12-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Do you have any plans on installing a bagging system on the ztr or do you already have one on there?

I'd go for a 6x14, I think that should be plenty big for that setup.

944own
12-01-2010, 05:28 PM
I upgraded from 5x8 to a 6x12 recently on the smaller trailer I could put my 54ztr and a 21 on the back sideways when I got the bigger trailer I can put the 54ztr on and the 21 straight in and I have also had a whole pallet of mulch on the back behind my 21 so im not sure with you having the 48 but for my setup the 6x12 is plenty. Im sure I could get a 48 walk behind on there behind my ztr if I wanted.

Robert Pruitt
12-01-2010, 05:37 PM
before i got the trailer i now have i was putting a 52in ZTR, 44in w/b and 21in on a 12'.

deere4ever
12-01-2010, 08:41 PM
I bought my jd 925 and a 6.5x12 and was thinking I could load the 925 and sometimes load my dads cub cadet 1018 but bonk both will not fit.. I found that 925 to be kinda long though... I put my 6.5x12 on craigslist the other day for sale to buy a 6.5x14

944own
12-01-2010, 09:52 PM
I bought my jd 925 and a 6.5x12 and was thinking I could load the 925 and sometimes load my dads cub cadet 1018 but bonk both will not fit.. I found that 925 to be kinda long though... I put my 6.5x12 on craigslist the other day for sale to buy a 6.5x14

I know what you mean like I said in my post I used to put a 21 sideways behind my Lesco 54ztr on a 5x8 before I got my 6x12 my friend has a new jd925 and has a 5x8 he cant fit anything behind the 925 so yes it is at least longer than my Lesco

LibertyFarmLandscaping
12-01-2010, 10:14 PM
To all: I started with a 5x8 trailer last year which was fine for a 48 walk behind and push mower. I purchased a 54" ZTR this season and will look to buy a bigger trailer after the first of the year. I will have the 48 and 54 next season as well.

What size trailer to those of you who have a 54ztr and 48 wb find is best? I am part time so no plans to have a bigger fleet, but I would sell the 5x8 and look at a 6x12 at least. Thanks to all in advance and best of luck to all of you for a great 2011 season.

At least a 77" x 14. Wouldn't hurt to get a 16' just in case you ever need the extra room, the price difference is only a few hundred on a new trailer.

rmslawns
12-01-2010, 10:16 PM
I can relate on seeing how much room the JD 900's take. I was thinking that I could put my 48 wb on sideways on a 6.5x12. Is a 14 ft trailer always going to be a tandem axle? I never imagined a year ago even considering going to a 14 ft trailer a year later. I cannot fit anything behind the 900 on my 5x8 so I would rotate the days I cut with the wb..then other days with the ztr.

rmslawns
12-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Do you have any plans on installing a bagging system on the ztr or do you already have one on there?

I'd go for a 6x14, I think that should be plenty big for that setup.

Brad..no plans for a bagger. I have mulch kits on both mowers. What size trailer was that you posted on here after you bought it? I think it was yellow.

Robert Pruitt
12-01-2010, 10:20 PM
paid $1690 OTD for my 16ft. three years ago.

JoeHop6299
12-02-2010, 03:07 AM
Keep the 5X 8 as a spare trailer and get a 14ft or 16ft and you'll have all the room you should need. unless you plan on hauling a tractor latter on.

TNGrassCutter
12-02-2010, 08:55 AM
keep the 5x8 buy a 16 ft so you will have some extra room to move around, thats what i did and when i bought my 16 ft i couldve gotten a 14 ft the exact same for the same price so i stepped up to the 16 and never regretted it

dhardin53
12-02-2010, 01:24 PM
16' just works better for LCO. its big without being difficult to pulls and hold my mowers with room for limbs, trash ext. the width is best for Landscapers and LCO if you stay around 6'6" wide.
I as well have a 5x8 old snowmobile trailer for a back up. Or usually it holds limbs i pick up and i use the 5x8 to transfer the big load to the refuge city dump when full.

ELS LLC
01-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Go for a 14ft or 16ft. Will give you room to expand. Bigger is better is what my girlfriend used to tell me, before she left me!