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orinicklawncare
05-07-2012, 02:30 AM
ok so this is my second season and went from one walk behind to two zeros and a walk behind and from an 8 foot trailer to a 12 but need it to be bigger so i was going to convert my 7x12 single axle into a 7x16 tandem and considering making it a gooseneck what you guys think about making it into a goose?

johnwright238
05-07-2012, 05:30 AM
As long as you will always have a truck to pull it (most people don't) it will give you lots of flexibility and maneuverability. The only negative will be re-sale value but I don't think that is an issue.

Use the top of the neck for a phone number holder. :cool2:

ashgrove landscaping
05-07-2012, 09:47 AM
I just did that exact same thing but not with a goose neck. Worked out great.

DoetschOutdoor
05-07-2012, 02:17 PM
How much are the parts alone for the project? Around here I can get a basic 16' or 18' open trailer for $1300 bucks so to me its not worth the time and effort to build one. Sell your old trailer and get a new one, unless you have the time and want a project.

justanotherlawnguy
05-17-2012, 12:08 AM
16 foot gooseneck lawn trailer homemade from a 12 foot single, why?

Sell the old trailer and buy a new one, all we need is another junky homemade trailer on the road!
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greenbaylawns
05-17-2012, 12:40 AM
yep waste of time, money and stress.. just sell and buy one

greenbaylawns
05-17-2012, 12:41 AM
on second thought buy a 20 ft goose

alldayrj
05-17-2012, 12:50 AM
You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Duffster
06-23-2012, 01:06 PM
You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Really? WTF is an air brake endorsement? :hammerhead:

And why would he need a CDL with or without air?

Patriot Services
06-23-2012, 02:24 PM
You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Ummm. No. Goose neck is not needed either. Evaluate what size you really need. Everybody says go big. Big means harder to tow and maneuver. Heavier eats expensive tires and more fuel.:usflag:

the new boss 92
06-28-2012, 09:41 PM
You don't need a cdl for a bumper pull 20ft right?

Just because you change the hitch setup doesn't mean you you need to change your licence to.
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Patriot Services
06-28-2012, 09:43 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how he plans to build this monstrosity from a 7X12 SA utility trailer.
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knox gsl
06-28-2012, 09:46 PM
Just make it a 48'or 53' and be done with it. Seriously just buy a well built 18' trailer tag hitch.
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nolatoolguy
06-29-2012, 02:08 AM
I think your gonna spend more time and moeny building a trailer then if you were just go buy a new trailer. Ide just go buy a new trailer, much easier, looks better, probably cheaper, but mainly probably better qauilty.