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Old 11-23-2011, 12:19 PM
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First trailer? Opinions?

I have decided on this size, so please don't suggest a bigger size. What do you think about this?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/grd/2716958367.html
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:31 PM
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Its not bad for the price. It will be easy to overload it.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:36 PM
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Its not bad for the price. It will be easy to overload it.
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Yeah for the price I think it is great. Weight shouldn't be too big of an issue in the near future since I only have an exmark metro 36 and a 21" and handtools. In the future, I will hopefully get a bigger trailer when I have the storage for it. I think for my current situation the weight shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:39 PM
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I'd say jump all over that, then go to Lowe's or wherever you like, and get a couple sheets of plywood to line the bottom and side rails with. It'll make the bottom less likely to sag on you between the cross members, and helps avoid having any small parts that might fall off of a piece of equipment from going right on through to the pavement.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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One thing I notice is the mesh floor. Even the 36" mower bouncing around on it will make it dip and bend and possibly break it. Also hauling any materials would be terrible, just food for thought. You could fix that possibly with plywood secured to the mesh and cross bars.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:50 PM
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Its the right price for what it is. I would look at finding one that has a 3,500lb axle and wood floor. If you do get this one run a 2x12 around the sides and the cover the floor in5/4" decking, add racks and your ready to run. If all you carry is a 36 and 21 then this should be a good setup, and even leave room for a couple of trash barrels.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:53 PM
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Thanks! Yeah I think I am going to try to jump on this. I plan on putting a plywood floor on it and add some sides. I think this size is perfect for what I need
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:56 PM
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As long as you don't mind keeping most of your stuff in the truck its ok
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:11 PM
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For your position I think the price is right, and maybe a good decision. But the mesh floor has some draw backs.

I will congratulate you for investing you mowing income and understand about not getting a bigger trailer. But you might keep looking and find a trailer that will be usable when you keep growing and next year you get more or bigger equipment that might not work with this size.

5x8 will do well with a small rider or Small Z and a push mower. But a 6 x10 will hale a lager Z and a nice walk behind. With this size (5x8) of trailer you will find the next size up in equipment will not fit and you will not make that leap to bigger mower if you also have to invest in another trailer. Just food for thought.

I know you said don't try to talk you out of this size of trailer. Sorry.

"Think BIG today, tomorrow it will look real small". This is the advice my father gave to me many years ago.

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:41 PM
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I'd say jump all over that, then go to Lowe's or wherever you like, and get a couple sheets of plywood to line the bottom and side rails with. It'll make the bottom less likely to sag on you between the cross members, and helps avoid having any small parts that might fall off of a piece of equipment from going right on through to the pavement.
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One thing I notice is the mesh floor. Even the 36" mower bouncing around on it will make it dip and bend and possibly break it. Also hauling any materials would be terrible, just food for thought. You could fix that possibly with plywood secured to the mesh and cross bars.
How should I surface the mesh? It looks like Lowes and HD only have 4x8 plywood (it's a 5x8 trailer). Should I do 2x12s instead? And should I waterproof it?

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