Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-28-2003, 12:40 AM
Nova's Avatar
Nova Nova is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 103
5'x14' single axle

I am currently in a bind.

Would a 5'x14' open trailer work out ok with a single 3500# axle? I figured anything over 12' would need tandem.

I only have a 32" Ferris Hydrocut and 21" Toro Proline, but after reading the countless posts of people needing more than they originally thought, I'm thinking a 14' would be wise.

I don't plan on buying a rider anytime soon, but maybe a 48" walkbehind eventually. But I figure I'd use the extra space for bags of fertilizer, spreader, tool box, etc.
__________________
- Peter
Nova Landscaping
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-28-2003, 10:09 AM
greenman greenman is offline
LawnSite Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 1,405
A single axle 14' will do just find..for now. A lot of guys around here pull single axle 14' trailers w/ no brakes. Single axles will ride rougher on the road/highway and bounce more. Maybe sway a little, but will do fine. But, if you have a flat, you have to pull over right then and replace, with a tandem, you can at least pull over to a safe place to change the tire.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-28-2003, 04:38 PM
grassdaddy's Avatar
grassdaddy grassdaddy is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: chattanooga,tn
Posts: 565
I went from 4x8 to 5x12 then to 6.5x16 tandom in 3 years.A 6x12 would be better than 5x14.You can't put a 60" on a 5 x14,a 60" mower needs about 62.,and 5x14 is prob. actually about 58.5-59 inside.--that 3500 axle wt. includes trailer itself.Anything over 3500 requires brakes.--
__________________
Grassdaddy and Family
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2003, 03:56 AM
gardenpro gardenpro is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: -
Posts: 90
I was told not to go longer than 10' on a single. ANd think about the brakes they'll save your trucks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 AM.

Page generated in 0.06493 seconds with 7 queries