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Mowman99
01-23-2005, 06:53 PM
I have a NPR and will keep it, selling a 16' cube van. I'm thinking of replacing it with a flat bed truck & enclosed trailer. We do landscaping & lawn maintenance and the cube van is no good for landscaping if needed. Should I look at a 16' or 20' enclosed trailer.

i_plant_art
01-23-2005, 07:07 PM
depends on hom much stiff you think you will need to carry. personally i would think the 20' would be better b.c you would have room for expansion and such. also it doesnt take much to fill up a 16' trailer with lawn equipment. with the 20' i would think you would be making a better investment for the long run to have that extra room available.

YardPro
01-23-2005, 07:10 PM
i would say go with the 20 also

lawnMaster5000
01-23-2005, 08:08 PM
I have to say I love my new 20' Pace.
For the extra 4 feet in length (32ft sq) it was well worth the extra $400.

Even though i could fit everything in a 16' I love the choice I made.

I don't have any more recent pictures, but there is a lot more stuff in there now. That is my brother standing on the trailer with my new truck. After this picture i also had a new Meyer plow installed.
It was an expensive year. :)

http://lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31872&stc=1
http://lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31873&stc=1

stumper1620
01-23-2005, 08:09 PM
you will never regret bigger, but you will be really PO ed when something you need wont fit in the smaller one, growing businesses always allow for expansion. go large go 20'

MudslinginFX4
01-23-2005, 08:27 PM
I agree with what the others have to say. As long as you have enough space to store a 20 foot trailer go with the bigger one. It isn't much price difference between a 16' and a 20' but you will sure enjoy the extra space!

stumper1620
01-23-2005, 08:30 PM
LawnMaster,
that sure is a nice trailer,
just like what i hope to have next year. congrats for that purchase, very nice.
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Mowman99
01-23-2005, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the advice, I guess what they say is true then "bigger is better"!

LightningLawns
01-23-2005, 08:31 PM
I like to use open trailers

MudslinginFX4
01-23-2005, 08:33 PM
I like to use open trailers

I too like to use open trailers and I currently use 16foot ones... I can't tell you how many times I wish I would have gone bigger though!

LightningLawns
01-23-2005, 08:35 PM
I like open trailer's because you can see better and you can haul other stuff rather than mowers, such as tree branches. etc... kind of hard to do with an enclosed

AlbeLawn
01-24-2005, 12:52 AM
why not go with the 18' pace summit. I went to that it is the right size to fit 4 mowers in 1 ztr 2 48" and a 21". I still have enough room to get around and i am not trying to avoid going around circles. When you go up to a 20 you add enough length to make it hard to maneuver in small residential neighborhoods.