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toddman35
07-29-2000, 01:53 PM
I am looking at a triton utility trailer that is 81&quot; wide and 12' long double axle. Any advice would be nice <br>thanks <br><p>----------<br>Todd Maurer<br>

Sammy
07-29-2000, 02:19 PM
I have a International 16' landscape tandom and Keefer 25'flat bed w/beaver tail.

WALKERMOW
07-29-2000, 02:19 PM
todd depending on how many mowers you are transporting as to how long you need your trailer i have 2 16 footers and they work great both trailers haul 3 mowers but i also have a 10 footer for cases when i have to transport a mower back to the shop for repairs a friend that is in the business bought a 12 and he regrets it because he cannot expand his business unless he buys another trailer..hope this helps<br>oh yea a drop gate is a must,,, ramps are a pain!!

accuratelawn
07-29-2000, 03:38 PM
16 foot 2 foot dovetail tandem. Carries two walkbehinds, push and ZTR.<br>

Mowman
07-29-2000, 03:54 PM
Just bought a homemade 5x10 w/4'Ramp Gate w/mesh floor and 14&quot; tires,flip up jack and lights for $650.00. All I have to do is paint it. I think I got a good deal.

snow
07-29-2000, 03:59 PM
i'm getting a 4x8' trailer to carry my 48&quot; kees which is supposed to arrive any day. (i keep telling myself). to register and get a plate for 2 years it costs....$23. all i have to do is get a hitch on our van, and a wiring harness along with registering it.<p>Bryan

gene gls
07-29-2000, 09:50 PM
I have a custom made Landscape trailer that has a 16' deck and tandom axels with brakes on the front axel.I wished I had gotten brakes on both axels.In the spring and fall it is full of equipment.I wouldn't recomend any thing shorter.

eslawns
07-29-2000, 10:13 PM
I use a 4x8 with 3' sides to haul branches, clippings, trash, and mulch. I just replaced a 5x10 with a 6x12. I couldn't fit both walk behinds on the 5x10. Now I can fit them both, plus the 21&quot;. Anyone need a 5x10? :)<p>Keep in mind where you drive. I wanted one the width of my truck. I also wanted one light enough to pull with a 6 cyl truck. Best bet? If you can afford it, and pull it, a 6x16 enclosed. Keep everything out of the weather, secured, and a 16' sign with your business' name. A rolling billboard.<p><font size="1">Edited by: eslawns

Barkleymut
07-29-2000, 10:26 PM
Another 5x10 seller here. Take the note, if you plan on your business growing go ahead and buy the 6x16. Even if you only have one WB on there for a yr. or 2. It's better than wasting $600-800 on a trailer that will be useless after a year because you can't fit that new 60&quot; ZTR on it. But then again you could resell a 5x10 for about the same price you can buy a used one for now. So just think out your situation.

MOW ED
07-30-2000, 06:54 AM
Open 6 x 14 with two gates. Front gate drops to pickup bumper for dumping Walker into box. Stake pockets w/ interchangable sides for each season. Dual axle. No brake. Lots of reflective tape.

Keith
07-30-2000, 06:56 AM
Double wide.<p>Oh...you mean lawn trailer :)<p>A Southeastern Metals 16 x 6 1/2 open with removeable gate. This is a replacement for my 14 x 6 1/2 that someone decided they needed worse than I did.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Keith

turfguy
07-30-2000, 07:53 AM
MOST TRAILERS ARE WELL BUILT.. BUT CHECK THE WELDS CAREFULY ON THE RAMPS& MESH. THESE SEEM TO TAKE THE WORST BEATING IN DAY TO DAY <br>USE. PLAN TO REPLACE THE LIGHTING PACKAGE THEY COME WITH ...I HAVE LED BREAK AND TURN SIGNALS ...NO BULBS TO BURNOUT ...NO SHORTS.. GOOD LUCK<p>----------<br>mark<br>

excel25
07-30-2000, 08:05 AM
6x12 open and 8x20 enclosed, equip. is much safer and out of the weather with the enclosed. also dont have to load and unloud everyday.<p>----------<br>Dennis<br>EXCEL LAWN CARE

tpirobert
07-30-2000, 08:22 AM
I started with a 4x8 tilt, then 5x10, 6x12, and now have a 7x16 enclosed trailer. I cary 2 52&quot;mowers, 1 61&quot;mower, trim mower and all the small tools and ladders etc. to handle anything. I don't use this stuff everyday, but it's there when needed...that equals $$$ in your pocket and no trips back to the shop for a hedge clipper etc.. Also, I don't have to unload everything at the end of day or load at 7am. My advice is buy a little bigger than your immediate needs and get brakes on trailer if possible.

lakegastonla
07-30-2000, 08:38 AM
Have a 7.5x16ft KAUFMANN with a 4.5 ft folding tailgate.(removeable)Tandem axle with electric brakes. Got a 3.5x7.5 metal locking cage across the front. Jungle jims racks on the passenger side to hold my: 2trimmers,1 edger, 2 backpack blowers one 5-gallon cooler and one hedgetrimmer. On the other side of the trailer(driverside) I had a rack welded up out of 1 inch square tubing to hold 10 hand tools.(rakes, shovels, etc)<br>We can haul a lot of stuff on it, too! Two snapper push mowers fit neatly under the equipment box all the way up front, followed by two 48 inch walk behind mowers with jungle jims sulkies. Depending on the jobs for the day, we even have room left for two of the 10-cu ft wheelbarrows(with the dual wheels) at the gate.(also have room to stick the wheeled parking lot blower between the two snappers if the day calls for it)<br>All the gas cans(color coded) go in the cage along with the grease gun, a handheld blower, rope, and spare 2-cycle oil.<p><br>&lt;font size=&quot;1&quot;&gt;Edited by: lakegastonla<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: lakegastonla

Grasscape Inc
07-30-2000, 09:29 AM
Ton of<br>Haulmark 6*18's enclosed.

dhicks
07-30-2000, 09:59 AM
I bought a Onxy Flyer 6*12 at Louisville. Saved about $400.00. What a nice trailer. The rear gate is split and will lay on the floor of the trailer when not transporting equipment. A real gas saver. The side and front rails are removable when you need a true flat bed trailer. It tows great, too. <p>I was able to get my Toro 255 Z-Master and Toro Proline on with a few inces to spare. I'm one happy camper with the Onxy.<p>----------<br>--Disneyland on the Potomac - ICQ 31223414<br>www.go-emerald.com

KirbysLawn
07-30-2000, 03:34 PM
Haulmark 7'x16' enclosed trailer and a open 6'x10' trailer for spraying operations.<p>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=681893&a=6961231&p=23474896&Sequence=0<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: KirbysLawn

toddman35
07-30-2000, 04:20 PM
thanks for all your help, but i am still wondering if it would be worth it to spend the extra money to get a enclosed trailer. Also is 12' to small for 2 riders? thanks agian<p>----------<br>Todd Maurer<br>

KirbysLawn
07-30-2000, 04:36 PM
Todd, depends on your funds, I would not have it any other way! I have multiple accounts as a direct result of the advertising on my trailer. My equipment stay secure and dry, and it makes a great port-a-pottie! ;)<p>Just wish I had funds for a Super Lawn Truck, as Stone has said, a large trailer and a large trailer = bad turning radius.

Keith
07-30-2000, 05:21 PM
A 12 foot trailer will be tight. My Grasshopper and Kees fit on the 16' with little room to spare.<p>The reason I stick with open trailers is this (this is going to seem like ******ed logic): I have had a lot of stuff stolen over the years, including my trailer (stolen from a secure lot with electronic security gate). If I were to buy an enclosed trailer, I would be tempted to leave the equipment in it out of convenience. With the open trailer, I unload it every night and lock it in the shop.

Dink38
07-30-2000, 06:53 PM
We have a Mid Atlantic Landscape trailer. It is 6.5 x 18'. Has two ramps. Tandom. We haul a Chopper, 2 walkbehinds and a push. Still have some room.

little green guy
07-30-2000, 06:53 PM
I had a 6x10 open trailer but totaled it and just replaced it with a 6.5x14 open trailer. I would like to get a 7x20 enclosed trailer in the future

stslawncare
07-30-2000, 08:12 PM
wow i can finally reply to a message that deals with true landscaping equip lol! i am now the owner of a 4.5x10 trailer. flatbed expanded metal deck. does have slots for sides, i think it might be tilt (only had it for two days, and its not at my house yet lol. i think this is pretty good for a 14 year old with a push mower, also it was a lot of money (IT WAS FREE!!!). well gtg good luck.<br><p>----------<br>Scottie Schmidt<br>STS Lawn Care

pottstim
07-30-2000, 08:46 PM
I think i've found a trailer that I'm going to buy pretty soon. The local outdoor power company has it.<br>It's a 5/8 with a mesh floor and also has a gate, it's not a tilt bed. He has $550 on it.<br>I'm gonna shop around a little bit more, but I think this is a pretty good deal.<p>Tim

cuttin
07-31-2000, 01:45 AM
I have a 5x8 with angle iron sides and a drop gate purchased at Lowes for $528.It's got an expanded metal floor and 12&quot; wheels.Works nicely towing a 36&quot;wbh,21&quot;mower,edger,string trimmer,grass gobbler for the 36 and a green barrel(in which I store a backpack blower).I put a piece of plywood under the 36 for support.Also fit gas and mix cans on it.

Eric ELM
07-31-2000, 02:11 PM
Turfguy-Mark:<br>Where do you get LED lights for trailers? Sounds interesting, no shorts, no burning out and all that good stuff. I'm interested, so please post here or email me. Thanks

[Edited by Eric ELM on 08-18-2000 at 01:36 AM]

yardsmith
08-05-2000, 03:26 AM
moved up to a 20 footer last season with 2 gates; one in back & side gate at the front for unloading the WB when needed. Also if comm. place has too tall of curbs to fool with, I can let down the side gate in the grass & drive the big mowers off right into the grass!

Toroguy
08-05-2000, 03:01 PM
Snow,
U-Haul installs nice hitches and they come with the wiring harness. Keeps a guy from busting up his knockles.

I use a 5X10 Parker trailer, works great for 48" and trim mower.

CCLC
08-17-2000, 03:50 PM
I have a southwest expressline 7' X 16' enclosed trailer and a 7' X 16' open landscape trailer. I wont buy anything for the mowing crews again unless it is enclosed. It keeps things other than mowers out of the weather and provides security when you are mowing away from the trailer. I would however recommend that you make sure that all you your mowers fit in the enclosed trailer as you would want them to. My next trailer will be a 8' X 20'. The cost difference in minimal. We love ours.

jimsmowin
08-17-2000, 07:26 PM
funds make a differance. however after 6 years of learning don't buy under 16ft. i traded several to get too 16 ft. better off to start here even if used traller. i have two 16 ft'ers and one 20 ft deck over

bucktail
08-17-2000, 07:36 PM
2 words "TEXAS BRAGG"

Toddppm
08-17-2000, 08:02 PM
Just got a 6x12 enclosed trailer with back ramp and side door today at an auction, can't wait to get it lettered! It's pretty nice because it's red and will match the truck we're using for mowing. It's replacing a 5x12 open trailer, we use a 36" , 48" and 26" should fit no problem. The main reason i got it was to avoid unloading and loading every day , we park all trucks in a storage yard and lock equipt. in a 8x20 truck body right now. Also got a georgia buggy that runs for $35 can't beat that with a stick, i paid $1500 earlier this year for a DR Powerwagon and i already like the buggy better!

bob
08-17-2000, 08:14 PM
Premier 6 x 16 with a 5' split gate. 4 wheel brakes,DOT Kit,
EZ-Gate, Blower racks, Trimmer racks, tool box.

KirbysLawn
08-17-2000, 09:24 PM
Todd, make sure you get good high security locks. I bought mine at Granger and they were around $20 each but are pick proof and have the guards that prevent cutting. I have a lock on the trailer hitch and on my truck hitch also.

Getmow
08-19-2000, 06:36 PM
The old battlewagon of our company is a Williams custom trailer. The equipment bed is only 16' but as wide as is legal (even with the wheels). It has both a side and rear gate. It has a LARGE storage box that is 2' wide 4' tall and the width of the trailer. It has a top shelf for trimmers etc. and two doors on the bottom for fuel, tools and spare part storage. In the tounge area there is an expanded metal basket that holds 2 back pack blowers. A 3 trimmer holder is installed on the curb side.
I can fit a combination of 2 DC's,1 WB and a trim mower or 2WB,1 DC and a trim mower.
This season the favorite "trailer" is mounted on a F350 and has 12' flat and 4' Dove tail.
The single axle 12x6 still gets a work out too.

Skimastr105
11-01-2006, 07:43 PM
I got a 5x8 tilt trailer for free. I ground/sandblasted everything down, repainted it, replaced the deck, and welded on an expanded rear end (1').

Overall I spent about 60 bucks on it. Its not as big as I would like, but the price was right.

fiveoboy01
11-01-2006, 07:46 PM
In signature.

I'm very pleased with it so far, and there's room for growth if needed.

dbroken64
11-02-2006, 05:24 AM
I have a 6.5 x 14 with a 4' drop down gate. I can load my ztr and small walk behind and still have room to haul debris from a job.

KS_Grasscutter
11-02-2006, 10:02 AM
This has GOT to be the OLDEST thread ever brought back...

Anyway, right now I run a 6.5x12 single axle, and if things work out, next spring I am gonna be running a 6.5 or 7.0 x 16 or 18, behind a older 3/4ton. Now all I need to make all this new stuff work out is 20 more weekly mowing accts...

J&R Landscaping
11-02-2006, 10:24 AM
This thread is really old!! I'm running a 6x12 single axle open trailer. Works good so far!

Rex Mann
11-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Continental Cargo 28 footer by 8 foot high enclosed.
I love it.

Peace,

Rex

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johndeereguy
11-02-2006, 11:56 PM
I have a 37ft. triple axel gooseneck, and a 18 ft. car trailer

Guthrie&Co
11-06-2006, 09:54 PM
7 x 14 tandom utility by carry on
8.5 x 25 beavertail gooseneck by pj
8.5 x 20 enclosed by cargo south

mosmgras
11-09-2006, 07:19 AM
Kaufman 24' Goose w/4' dovetail
Loadtrail 14' Goose-Dump
NPR for the mowers