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RedWingsDet
05-19-2004, 11:38 PM
is 1800 for a 6x12enclosed trailer, one axel, lighting inside, a good price?

grass_cuttin_fool
05-20-2004, 08:02 AM
In Va I have been looking and the best price I found was 1999, most are 2100-2300 here

RedWingsDet
05-20-2004, 08:13 AM
well see, the one im looking at is 2300, but i know someone who can get one for me for $150 over cost. so im trying to get a feel for how much that would be. the only hard part is contacting him :-/

RedWingsDet
05-22-2004, 01:14 AM
well now that i have added a 36in mower to the list today. i will be buying a enclosed trailer this/next week :)

Trevors Lawn Care
05-22-2004, 06:36 PM
thats what i got mine for

turftammer
05-23-2004, 10:36 AM
A enclosed trailer is always a good purchase for a contactor,but is the size your looking at tall enough I know that a lot of 6x12 don't have a lot of head room. and yes it sounds like a good deal in IL. that price would probably get you a 5x8. If you buy a enclosed I would advise spending a little extra and have someone letter it that will grab peoples attention.

RedWingsDet
05-23-2004, 07:03 PM
i was planning on having it lettered ;)

Green Pastures
05-23-2004, 09:40 PM
You currently have a 5x10 trailer according to your sig line.

I suggest you go bigger that 6x12 if you're looking to replace it.

I ended up buying 4 trailers my first 2 years in business because I was scared to make the big jump.

I now have a 8x20 enclosed that is slam full when I carry everything I have.

My 8x20 can carry a Toro 52" Z, a Toro 62" Z, a 48" Walker, 2 Toro push mowers and all the string trimmers stick edgers blowers shovels rakes spreaders I can use in a day.

The really nice thing about enclosed trailers is they are rolling billboards.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70781

RedWingsDet
05-23-2004, 10:34 PM
thats an AWSOME set up you have. perhaps i should get a 7x14 or 7x16? if i want a 8x20 its 4 grand, and i dont really have the money to spend on that big of a trailer, because if i want a big trailer like that i will need a bigger truck, and im not planning on buying a bigger truck until october. but hopefully ill get one sooner, who knows. but for right now a 8x20 would be over kill for my set up. but i do plan on getting a Z. so perhaps a 7x16 would be a good size to get.

turftammer
05-23-2004, 11:32 PM
if you go bigger I would suggest 16' beccause if the day comes you have 2 ztr's it's a tight fit with all the other equipment. If you guys can buy a 6x12 for $1800 or a 8x20 for $4000 sounds like I need to take a road trip,I could make some loot at those prices in IL

RedWingsDet
05-23-2004, 11:38 PM
well i know the owner and hes giving me an awsome deal on em, hes only charging me a few hundred dollars over cost. he said i can sell 12 of em in a year i can be a dealer for him.

Green Pastures
05-24-2004, 09:56 AM
Sorry if I was misleading, but the thread I linked to in my previous post does have some very nice equipment in it but it's not mine.

Mine is similar.

You need to go to your dealer and take measurements of the equipment you think you might purchase in the near future, then go and measure the inside dimensions of the trailer you're looking at buying. I think you'll be in for a surprise.

Don't forget that enclosed trailers have wheel wells to contend with. A 7' wide enclosed trailer is actually way less that 7' wide between the wheel wells.

I'd go with 8' wide if I were you. That way you KNOW you can get a 72' on there with ease. With a 7' ENCLOSED trailer, a 62" deck is the max you can ever fit in there.

You have to decide now if you want to limit your growth potential, or if you just want to buy what fits you now and spend more money on a bigger trailer later.

As I said in my previous post, had I known then what I know now, I would have got the 8x22 enclosed as my 1st trailer instead of getting a 5x8 open, than a 6x10 open, then a 7x14 open, then a 8x20 enclosed.

Then again hindsight is always 20/20

turftammer
05-24-2004, 11:45 PM
green pastures you have a good point but there are several manufacturers that have enclosed trailers with out fender wells on the inside of the trailer the 6.5x16 I have doesn't & is made by haulmark

grass_cuttin_fool
05-25-2004, 06:55 AM
Im with turf tamer 4k for a 20 footer, a 16 footer here is 4300-4600 in virginia

economiclawncare
05-25-2004, 07:22 AM
yeah i paid 3300 for my haulmark 6x12 trailer single axle and no brakes

jajwrigh
05-25-2004, 04:33 PM
The prices around here are outrageous for an enclosed trailer....I need to look around more I guess!