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Old 06-28-2012, 04:38 PM
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I dont know what to do!!

i need help on this one. My old setup was a 8x5 trailer with a 52inch toro walkbehind. I have since sold the toro and bought a scag tiger cub for a great price. The problem is my trailer will not hold the weight of the scag. I do not have the money right now to buy another trailer. I was thinking about selling the scag for like $4000 and taking that money and buying a used iveco stake body dump truck and an 18 foot landscaping trailer as a package for $4000. if i have the dump i could do mulching and tree trimming ect, But would not be able to mow. i am just starting out as a business and im licenses and insured, i was thinking about just doing hardscaping and landscaping for the rest of this year and buy my mowers at the beginning of next year and become a ful service lawn and landscape company. what do you guys think i should do?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:01 PM
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What axle do you have under that trailer. If it's a 3500lb axle you should be fine. I would just get a heavier trailer. Mowing is meat and potatoes for landscaping. A big stakebed will just be eating fuel most of the time. That price is way too cheap for something that isn't clapped out. Iveco's are not cheap to fix either.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:01 PM
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Swap out the axle for a heavy duty one
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:12 PM
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Swap axles or put a set of helper springs on the trailer untill you can get a larger trailer.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:22 PM
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Swap axles or put a set of helper springs on the trailer untill you can get a larger trailer.
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Its not the axles, its the mesh floor thats breaking the welds
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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Its not the axles, its the mesh floor thats breaking the welds
Oh hell that easy. Half inch plywood bolted down.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM
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My 5x10 has held my 1100lb 717a for a year and a half being pulled everywhere i go on Memphis's bumpy streets and is just now started stretching the flooring. But easy fix in my book wood floor being bolted in soon for less than a $100.00.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:09 PM
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All mesh eventually sags, stretches and tears. Great fun when the blades are engaged and you run up the trailer. Makes a racket that has war vets hitting the dirt.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:32 PM
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Oh hell that easy. Half inch plywood bolted down.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:29 PM
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Yes plywood. 3/4 inch. Maybe treated if you want. That will get ya by.
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