Originally Posted by GrassGuerilla
You didn't miss anything. I didn't specify. Same rules of thumb should apply to most single axle trailers. I'm working with a 5x10, and 6x12.
Trying to save some gas rather than pull a 6x16 double axle everywhere. From what I can see so far the 5x10 saves about 1.37 gallons per day on one route vs the 6x16 (about $5 aday). And that was running A/C with the little trailer. Also made parking WAY easier in the city, again saving time, aggravation and making the day a little easier.
Guerilla, you're doing it right (loading) and thinking right (efficiency).
I run a 7'WX12'LX6'H, single axle, 6" tube framed, V-nose, 10-ply tires. I was told, by other lawn guys, I didn't buy enough trailer. I can fit my all my mowers, into this trailer. Though, I almost never take the 42". Also, I use an Andersen WD hitch. Anyway, the single axle pulls so much easier than the tandem, race car trailers most of these guys use and it's a better fit on the streets. I don't ever plan on having a crew. Why pull more than I have to?
There's a lot of unnecessary crap (misinformation), in this thread.
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