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Old 08-06-2011, 11:44 PM
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Trailer Size

Ok, so Im looking at enclosed trailers. My plans for the future as far as equipment are a 32, 21 and 48. 4 rack for trimmer 2 blowers hedge trimmer trash can w/b edger chain saw. Im looking at:

6x12 v nose single axle for 2177.00
6x12 v nose tandem axle for 3099.00
7x12 v nose single axle for 2535.00
7x12 v nose tandem axle for 3703
7x14 v nose tandem axle for 3354

What do yall think is necessary the tandem or the single. As far as length if you think you could work with 12 feet youd wish you had that extra 2 feet. From what I understand the purpose behind the tandem is to allow you to haul more weight and get a better ride from the trailer. And from looking at the prices in the list I would rule the 7x12 tandem out cause its by far the most expensive I can get a bigger trailer for way cheaper. Well just let me know what yall think.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:47 PM
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Ok, so I was wondering why the 7x12 was the most expensive and this is why, its got diamond plate all the way around the bottom extra height tie downs etc etc etc its the bently of the 7x12 trailer. So the reg 7x12 is 3073
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2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:49 PM
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One last thing, in case your wondering these are all made by Lark
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2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


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Old 08-06-2011, 11:57 PM
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I have a 6x12 enclosed and hate it! Get the biggest you can afford and grow into it. Tandem axle will be better on your truck pulling wise. The only good thing about the 12 footer is its easy to park and maneuver. My next trailer will be a 20 footer minimum!
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:30 AM
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I have been looking for about a year for a enclosed. I currently have a 12x6 open 3500lbs axle.
I am looking at a 14x7 5200lbs tandem but now i am more in line with a 16x8 same axles 12" on center floor.
Horton Hauler out of Eatonton GA

If you can go bigger then it will give you room to move around and not step over thing to get to things. I have even thought of putting a ramp door in the V nose to run a mower out both ends. lots of options good luck
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:56 AM
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Pick a lenght that is long enough to park your mowers onthat is it for length
then find a width that is AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE then go with any trailer over 7`

there is no need for room at all unless you will be upgrading to mowers that wouldn`t fit (Going from 36" walks to 2 walkers)everything else will be on the walls
go wide so you have room to walk through it if loaded ( I hate our box trucks for this reason) and go tall so you canplace ladders over head

a trick is to place all of your mowers on you lawn togather then place the additional tools that you will have i the trailer then take a measurment around the outside to get a rough size needed measurment.
if you are using the enclosed as a storage trailer where everything stays in it reguardless of the jobthen it is good to go larger thena single axle as well
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:20 AM
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Pick what you think and then go the next size up in length and yes the wider the better especially when you start hanging on the walls.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:39 PM
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Tandem is a must that shouldn't even be a consideration other wise in this trade. I would also say get the 7 foot wide even though I would prefer 8 its not on your option list. You may want to go with a 72 inch ztr one day add on a vac system and your see why 6 foots to skinny. Now as for length anything 14 to 18 feet long works well I own a 12 footer and wouldn't recommend it's to limiting. I also have a 20 footer and wouldn't recommend it its way to big for a beginner I must have 5 or 6 stressful moments a day with it. Nothing like driving down a road finding it blocked off and being 48 feet long.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:53 PM
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i would go 7x14 vnose tandem axle. where did u get the prices from? go see Joanna in Westwego, guaranty a better price

i paid $6000 for my 8.5 x 18 + vnose, 5200lb axles, led lights, side vents, reinforced floor ribs, rear stabilizer jacks and bogey wheels etc...

if you wanna look at mine let me know, u can stop by my shop one day
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:44 AM
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Bigger is better. I went from a 6x12 open to a 7x16 open. I love it. I changed mowers a few times. I had a 50 ztr first then I got a 36wb I wanted to have both but I couldn't put them both on the 6x12 so I sold the ztr. Now I got a 52 ztr on the 7x16 I cant wait to get another wb n I have plenty of room. It isnt bad to tow but some small areas are a pain, but worth it to me.
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