View Full Version : trailor size?

Birddog Lawncare
02-09-2004, 03:07 PM
I'm in the market for a new trailor and am unsure of what size to purchase? I will be a solo operation w/ a 36wb. My problem is I don't want to buy small and then looking to upgrade in a year or two, but then again I do not want to buy one that is over kill? Is a 12 footer or 16 footer best?

Metro Lawn
02-09-2004, 03:49 PM
a 6x12 should keep you going for a few years. It will hold 2 w/b or a z and a w/b plus the other stuff.

Jim H
02-09-2004, 07:11 PM
Just starting out myself and bought a 6 x 12 with a 36in w/b and 21" toro. Although I know I will eventually need the space it looks very empty right now! :(

02-09-2004, 07:16 PM
My choice would be a open 18 ' tamden axle landscape trailer with side entry gate and a rear split gate.

02-09-2004, 07:26 PM
Go larger than you think you need. It will fill up fast. I bought a 6.5x12 last year and already need at least a 16ft. I found an 18 for the same price as th 16 I was looking at. I'm going to go ahead and get the extra 2ft. I plan on keeping the 12 footer though with hopes of needing it later for my future employees!!

02-09-2004, 11:22 PM
what kind of truck do you have to haul a trialer?

02-10-2004, 05:24 AM
I would get the 6 x 12. If you are just starting out that is the best all around trailer. It's not too small and not too big. You shouldn't grow out of this trailer for at least 5+ years. Even if you do, you will always have it as a backup.

02-10-2004, 07:32 AM
I am also a solo operator and with the trimmer racks and and other accesories you can carry most everything you need on the 6x12, I carry 2 mowers most all time and a push edger

02-10-2004, 08:12 AM
A agree a 6X12 trailer is a good one to start with it should last you many years

02-10-2004, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by BB36
My choice would be a open 18 ' tamden axle landscape trailer with side entry gate and a rear split gate.
I have two 6 x 12's and wish i had the 6 x 18's instead , you'll out grow them very soon.

02-20-2004, 12:31 AM
How many axles did you get? i plan on having a 48" Wb and a z rider at one time on it. Is one axle enough or should I go with two?

02-20-2004, 12:36 AM
6 x 10 or 6 x 12 ............ I like the cargo trailers or enclosed, keeps things dry, and sure is nice when all you gotta do at the end of the day is lock up