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Old 04-29-2013, 09:07 PM
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Yep same here grassmasterswilson. Was looking to replace the current 2000 6x12 trailer. Was not looking to expand the business just not sure what trailer to replace the current one with.

Is the extra cost of the 2 axle trailer worth the expense for superior ride an confidence?
I went with the same exact 7 x 16 dual axle trailer. The new one pulls so much soother than the 2003 model. Guess that's new vs old!
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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I think a lot depends on what your tow vehicle is. I bought a single axle with brakes so I could tow it with a smaller truck. If I were towing with a full size truck all of the time, I would opt for a double axle trailer.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:21 PM
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Like I advised Landscape Poet, Upgrade the single axle to a 5200 Lbs vs 3200.

Go with TRAILER RATED (ST) not automobile radial tires load range at least D if not E. Get them balanced when mounted. Also, if you can forget the maintenace with linkage of duals or leaf springs on a single if you get the drop TORSION spring type axle with brakes. This setup will give you the smoothest and quietest ride. The additional cost is relatively modest and you'll see the savings in the long run.

Duals = more weight, more tire wear and costs, higher tolls also restrict axle placement for better balance when having a side gate. Also, with a drop axle you can lower the ride height and thus reduce the loading gate angles.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:31 PM
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Two axles will wear out tires faster than single. Carry some plugs, the rear tires will be impaled by more than their fair share of debris. I think the first tire kicks stuff up and the second gets it in the tread.
agreed. Tires wear down on the rear so fast. I run 10 plys but still get flats from time to time.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:10 PM
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Think it is a similar question as to Hydro or belt drive.

Although backing a tandem axle trailer up is easy. An another plus is that even if the tandem is a couple feet longer it sticks to your truck better on tight turns.
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If you have a flat or blow out at speeds on a single " hang on Nellie !" two axles just find a place to pull over.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:10 PM
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I hated backing up my single axle what a nightmare that was.
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Hit a bump with a single axle trailer and watch it jump, hit the same bump with a tandem axle trailer and it just glides over it!
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:53 PM
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Hit a bump with a single axle trailer and watch it jump, hit the same bump with a tandem axle trailer and it just glides over it!
Kinda depends on the total weight too.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:53 PM
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I have been in the business for 2 years and run a 6x12 single axle. If I were to start all over again I would recommend getting a 16ft tandem axle. The single bounces way to much and is hard on your mower, and if you bag your grass ur trailer will be full after 5 average size lawns.
So dont waste your time with the single and get tandem axle.
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