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joey7599
06-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Hey guys wondering what size trailer to get to pull my john deere 240 I was thinking of going with the 5x8 from home depot with mesh floor it says it holds about 1600 pounds and the jd is only like 400 I think
let me know Joey:usflag:

93Chevy
06-09-2011, 06:40 PM
Get the biggest you can; you'll thank yourself later.

STIHL GUY
06-09-2011, 06:40 PM
if you plan on expanding in the future get a bigger trailer. youll grow into it

Alpha Property
06-09-2011, 06:45 PM
8x20 still doesn't seam big enough some days for me

Oakleaf landscape
06-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Yea, I wish I would have gotten the 24ft but I can't fit it between two driveways... I would say at least 8x20

THEGOLDPRO
06-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Yea my 18 footer is getting smaller and smaller every day.

joey7599
06-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Im just getting it for hauling it to my summer house every other weekend I already have the 6x8 with all the equipment but dont want to take all that stuff when I only need the tractor and the weed wacker and want something light to tow with wifes suv

THEGOLDPRO
06-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Sounds like you have it all figured out then,Why did you need us?

joey7599
06-09-2011, 08:51 PM
well im still wondering about the mesh floor I wonder if i could take the mesh out or just put wood over the mesh
this is what it looks like;

mowerbrad
06-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Find yourself one with a wood floor, a little heavier but much nicer. A 5x8 or 5x10 would tow really nicely, I'd opt for the big of the two because backing up would be easier.

MaloneyLandscaping
06-09-2011, 09:10 PM
I started out with the same exact trailer. I put a sheey of 5/8 pressure treated plywood and drilled wholes through the wood and frame then used galvanized bolts. It worked fine i carred a 36 scag 21 honda push two blowers on racks, 2 trimmers on racks and in the fall an 11hp billygoat leafloader. and it hauled fine. I got and enclosed 5x10 this year for convenience but that will def work fine

joey7599
06-10-2011, 09:43 PM
I started out with the same exact trailer. I put a sheey of 5/8 pressure treated plywood and drilled wholes through the wood and frame then used galvanized bolts. It worked fine i carred a 36 scag 21 honda push two blowers on racks, 2 trimmers on racks and in the fall an 11hp billygoat leafloader. and it hauled fine. I got and enclosed 5x10 this year for convenience but that will def work fine

thanks for the advice im prob gonna buy in the next month or so
-Joey

PlantscapeSolutions
06-11-2011, 02:09 AM
All the trailers they sell at the Home Depots are very light duty crap. Tiny tires and axles aren't going to last. Remember you might actually grow your business and need room for two mowers. I had an 8' and after two years I needed a wider 12', then I went with a 16' enclosed which is heaven. I also now have two other goosenecks and tandem trailer axle as well. You can't have too many trailers.