View Full Version : Has anyone used this trailer type?
01-17-2004, 02:43 PM
Moved from trailer forum.
Anyone use/used a 4 wheeler trailer for lawn care? I'm looking at one 80"x12', actually hoping they have a 14', has rear gate, treated wood, etc., but...the thing I like is it has a second gate on the front right side, perfect looking for a W/B. I was thinking the exmark could go sideways in front, and a ztr in the back. I could unload the W/B with the side gate without having to take off the ztr, for smaller yards and such. Any ideas on this? Here is a link to what I'm talking about.
01-17-2004, 02:58 PM
link isnt working
01-17-2004, 03:02 PM
Can't see the link but I would never buy another trailer when you can get more interior bed width, shorter vehicle length, better turning raduis, better fuel economy w/ one of these & yes they're avail. in a 4X4 as well.
I am building a trailer right now and it is going to have a 48" side gate on the pass. side for the 36" walk and 21" ers. I think it is going to be easier because it will lay down over the curbs and with just the walks you can still have some mulch, soil, or leaves in the back of the trailer and be able to access both.
A guy down the steet from me built one that had bi-fold gates and 18" sides and it seemed to work well for him although I would not have the bi-fold gates.
01-17-2004, 03:55 PM
A few years ago I modified my 16' trailer with a side gate at the righ front. Dont know how I got along without it. On the downside, it weakens the trailer a little as I cut the side rail to do it. My trailer has a wrap around toung which gives it more support than one with out. I can take a picture if you like, but its raining here now.
01-17-2004, 04:17 PM
Here, try this link.
I would like to see a pick of how you worked the side gate in. It looks like it could be a day or two before your rain lets up though.
01-17-2004, 04:34 PM
Heres one picture
01-17-2004, 04:35 PM
01-17-2004, 04:44 PM
Here's one of my trailers w/ a side gate. Both side & rear gates have modified EZ Gate Lifts.
Thanks for the pics guys
I stopped at that place the other day to look at the enclosed trailers they had. Its called I45 Sales. They have a huge lot and sell trailers on one side and tractors, cars, work trucks on the other. I think you could find a little better deal from a manufacture if you want to save a few $ and just have them add the side gate. Around here they charge $100 to add a gate to a 5x8 trailer and it should be about the same to add one on the side.
01-22-2004, 03:51 PM
01-22-2004, 05:03 PM
My local dealer(Hustler/Dixie) has a trailer like that for taking his demos out with. He said it is real handy. The big LCO in the town I live in has a enclosed snowmobile trailer with a side door(ramp). He just pulls up lowers the ramp onto the curb and out comes the WB. Or he takes the Z out the back.
01-22-2004, 05:20 PM
Hey nest, I think he pulled the action cause the price was to low...lol
$830 is a good price for that trailer....If I was closer, I would have bought one already......
Nice job on yer trailer pjs.......
01-22-2004, 07:02 PM
Im just north of you in Hattiesburg. (grew up in slidell though) Several dealers up this way have these trailers on thier lots. Let me know if you are still looking for one, I can get you thier numbers.
01-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Thanks guys. Sure, Lawndoc, some numbers would be great.
Grew up in Slidell? Cool. I was class of '86 @ Slidell High, you?
01-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Damn your old! lol
Pearl River '95
01-22-2004, 09:27 PM
Yes, but at least I didn't live in Pearl River. HEHE Back at y'a!:D ;)
01-22-2004, 09:40 PM
That's a really nice trailer for the price. Can't beat the buy now price of $850. Another thing I like is the tube rails on the top to add extra support. The only thing I would add on if I bought it would be brakes and a brake controler. A trailer that heavy will wear out your truck breaks fast, and takes too long to stop. Definitely worth the price though. My trailer has a 48" side gate and in the fall I built a box in the front 1/3 of the trailer. Made it really easy to load and unload leaves.
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