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Old 07-21-2011, 01:18 AM
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i really like what ya got
WOW guys thanks for the feed back keep it coming , BUT is 16' trailer worth it over a 14' i mean I'm not trying to go over the top with money here
I can tell you the double axles hold more weight but because there's no differential
you will also go through a lot more tires, unfortunately the largest single axle
I would recommend is a 12 foot but I'm in my 10th year and on my 4th set of tires.

Tires run you $80-$100 each.
Just something else you'll need to consider.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:33 AM
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I can tell you the double axles hold more weight but because there's no differential
you will also go through a lot more tires, unfortunately the largest single axle
I would recommend is a 12 foot but I'm in my 10th year and on my 4th set of tires.

Tires run you $80-$100 each.
Just something else you'll need to consider.
thanks you for the input really appreciate it..
but i already have a 14 single axle and im kinda set on a tandem because of the weight they can hold... some of my yards do 7-10 yard os mulch and a single cant take it and i dont want to over load it
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:45 AM
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What you're also gonna love is trailer brakes (if you don't already have them).

If I were doing it all over again, I'd get the 16'er. I cant get my ATV on the 14'er with the WB in front without turning the WB sideways. That's a PITA (due to how I have my trailer configured). I can't get my ATV and my ZTR on there, together (and, my trailer is 6'4" wide, inside dimension.

Just starting out, I was concerned with costs. Now, that thought seems foolish (considering the small amount of difference between the two trailers).

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:32 AM
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14' is just a tease, get the 16'.

I've got a 12x6.5 with 4' sides right now and I can tell you this, the next trailer will be at least 18' with possible a dovetail. And like moewrbrad, the front half is going to have high sides and I'm going to taper them down at the rear to 2 feet.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:04 PM
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When I bought my first trailer (6x12), I never imagined I'd need anything bigger.

Bought a 7x16 enclosed this last year, and already wishing I had gotten bigger.

If you are on the fence between two sizes....just get the bigger one, suck up the extra cost and 5 years from now, look back and remember how smart you were for getting the bigger trailer.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:27 PM
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Here's a nice 14 footer that I have for sale...... the taller sides are sturdy, but easily removable leaving the shorter 2ft side.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=356941
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:27 PM
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If you are serious about growing your business id go for at least a 16'er that has an ideal combination of high load capacity with a light empty weight.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:24 PM
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ya i defiantly getting trailer breaks without a doubt but it seem you guys are saying 16' is wayyyyy better

again thanks for your guys opinions really appreciate it
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:32 PM
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Here's a nice 14 footer that I have for sale...... the taller sides are sturdy, but easily removable leaving the shorter 2ft side.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=356941
Never seen that good of tires on a trailer even when they were new. This is a good buy which we was closer.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:33 PM
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I am wanting to get another 12' with 1' or 2' sides just to haul brush and stuff on. Haven't decided yet.I am very happy with the 6'4"X12 dovetail that I use to haul my mowers.Going any bigger with a long bedded truck will cause me issues with parking and turning around in subdivisions.Besides my V-6 is already pulling hard with what I have.
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