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RedWingsDet
06-05-2004, 01:24 AM
once i get my new truck, either a gmc 2500HD, F250, or Dodge 2500, i will be buying a bigger trailer.

i can get a 7x16 ft trailer for about 4 grand, or for $5 grand i can get a 24 ft car trailer. its big, and i would be able to fit EVERYTHING in it, and i could also open up a small moving company on the side with it. its a US Cargo 24ft car hauler. its awsome!

so what im asking is, do you think this would be okay to use for all my equipment?

i know 5 grand is cheap for it, but again, i get it for a few hundred over cost, so thats why, but please respond. thank you in advandce

excel25
06-05-2004, 07:18 AM
I've got a 20' go for the 24 you will be glad you did!

Top Notch
06-05-2004, 08:31 AM
You're the only one who can answer which trailer is right for you.

Your properties my vary from what anyone else on here has.

I would never want to drag a 24 foot trailer around the residential properties I mow. If I pulled up in front of a house with that monster, I'd be blocking the driveway and probably the neighbor's driveway too.

grass_cuttin_fool
06-05-2004, 08:36 AM
The price is right, but my concerns would be the same as Top notch, can you get around to your accounts with a 24 foot trailer?If I did purchase the enclosed trailer I would still keep the open trailer just in case you land an account where the large enclosed trailer wouldnt fit

Green Pastures
06-05-2004, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by excel25
I've got a 20' go for the 24 you will be glad you did!

Me too!

mdb landscaping
06-05-2004, 08:23 PM
we use a 28 footer and the thing is huge, but i can manuever it pretty much anywhere i need to. we fit a 21 inch, three turf tigers and a 60 inch walkbehind on it no problem with room to spare. its great for transporting equipment. im sure a lot of you couldnt use a 28footer on some of your roads, but around here its not a problem.

RedWingsDet
06-20-2004, 10:40 PM
if i got the 24footer i would want to start a moving company!

PMLAWN
06-23-2004, 08:38 AM
Premier- Why do you want to be a Moving Co. If you want to be a LOC than be a good one and put all your efforts into it. If you want to be a Mover, well than do that and get out of mowing as you can't be good at all things as a solo or working owner. As far as moving, the license and fee and insurance are high so you have to do a lot of it to make it pay.
As far as the trailer, From other posts it sounds like you work with other people, why not get another smaller trailer and start a second crew?

RedWingsDet
06-26-2004, 02:00 AM
hehe i was just throwing the idea of moving on the side like on weekends or something to help pay for some bills and such, but i prolly wouldnt do it anyway, i rather stick with waht i do now :)

anyway, i wouldnt want a second crew. i just have one person help me, i cut, he edges and trims and who ever finishes first blows. works out good, yesterday started at 11 and was done by 6pm, today started at 1pm and done by 6pm. got all 40done. yesterday had bigger accts and spaced out further accts, and today more of closer accts and accounts in a row. works out good. a second crew is un-nessary.

btw, now that i think about it, a 24"er would be to big for our narrow streets, i want a 7x16 or 7.5x18. a

PMLAWN
06-27-2004, 12:26 AM
I had a 7x14 with the wheels outside of the box and now I have an 8x14 with the wheel house inside. The overall width of the trailer is less because tha axle is not as wide. 8 foot is great for room inside. No more trimmers in the back. I can put a 36" and a 48" in front and the 60"Z behind and a 21" sideways behind that.

LwnmwrMan22
06-27-2004, 10:37 PM
I've got a 24' enclosed Classic Dominator.

If you're looking at enclosed, let me lend you this opinion.

If you do alot of mowing with a push mower, or if you're going to use whatever piece of equipment that you have in front of your other mowers / equipment, look at a "V-Nose" where you can drive whatever off the front ramp.

This is the only reason that I'm looking at a new trailer. That, and mine is 7 years old now.

I know I should have washed it before I took the pic, but just the one wheel looks odd :D

HazellLawnCare
06-29-2004, 11:15 PM
I run a 24ft enclosed and we do a lot of push mowing. When you open the side door I have a ramp that folds down there and 4 push mowers across the front under a work bench. That way if we pull up to a small yard we can just open the side door drop the ramp and get out the 21's and not have to move our walkbehinds or z's. This setup has worked very well for us and I have just ordered a new 28' trailer.

LwnmwrMan22
06-30-2004, 12:26 AM
Hazel -

What brand trailer do you run??

HazellLawnCare
06-30-2004, 07:18 PM
I've had good luck with Haulmark trailers. My new one will be a 28ft Elite II Race trailer. On my new trailer I ordered it with a 4ft ramp door on the side instead of a regular door.

kemmer
06-30-2004, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by mdb landscaping
we use a 28 footer and the thing is huge, but i can manuever it pretty much anywhere i need to. we fit a 21 inch, three turf tigers and a 60 inch walkbehind on it no problem

Premier- do you really see yourself getting 3 ztr's in the future? I think a 14 or 16 footer fit all your stuff fine.

selnoil
06-30-2004, 08:41 PM
I remember when I got my 16' Interstate enclosed I thought, That will be plenty of room with room to grow. Well, 3 months later its full. The bigger the better!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedWingsDet
06-30-2004, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by snowyleaflandscaping
Premier- do you really see yourself getting 3 ztr's in the future? I think a 14 or 16 footer fit all your stuff fine.


im not getting a 24footer. if you have read my previous posts you would have read that. a 24footer would be way to big for the narrow streets