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Old 04-01-2011, 12:57 PM
RECESSION PROOF MOWING RECESSION PROOF MOWING is offline
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Who makes a nicer, small 5x8 or so tandem trailer?

I've seen a few around in my day, but don't know what brand or specifics. I'd like to own one of those nicer looking small tandem trailers with open rails. Maybe 5x8, 6x8 if they make 'em. Any leads? I'll pull my 54" stander on one those and life will be good.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:14 PM
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I've seen a few around in my day, but don't know what brand or specifics. I'd like to own one of those nicer looking small tandem trailers with open rails. Maybe 5x8, 6x8 if they make 'em. Any leads? I'll pull my 54" stander on one those and life will be good.
Why would you want a tandem 5x8 trailer. Pretty much all tandem's come with at least 3500 lbs axles and therefore 7000 lbs capacity. I don't see any reason for a 7000 lbs capacity on a 5x8 trailer.

I'm confused.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:27 PM
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hahaha april fools right?..... right?...
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:31 PM
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He may want to haul a bunch of lead blocks, that's about the only way to get close to capacity with that small of a space.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:34 PM
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hahaha april fools right?..... right?...
Must be, as I've never seen a tandem 5X8.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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Bri-Mar makes something that might fit that bill DT 508 -5

Its a 5x8 foot dump trailer that has a landscaping gate and a single 5000 pound axle its got 18" solid sides. It looks bad ass if I had space issues and was solo id consider it. I don't think you need more than 2 tons of capacity in something that small.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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My smallest trailer is a 6.4 by 12 foot and that is tandem and it does look amusing how compact it is with 2 wheels a side. What I'm curious about is the size you state of my 3 trailers all are tandems. 2 of them have fenders 66 inches and one has 72 inches so on an 8 footer you'd only have 2 to 2.5 feet on that side that's not fender are you sure you've seen that.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:59 PM
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Tractor Supply co has a good one.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:05 PM
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I may be wrong, but I've never seen a tandem smaller than 12'. unless it was a custom made trailer.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:58 PM
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I mean..that would look nice..but unless its a dump trailer.. i dont see your reasoning behind it..it would be to costly to be efficient in my opinion.
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