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Old 01-14-2004, 05:54 PM
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What size trailer???

I have 2 walk behinds and all the normal things for lawn maintenance. (gas cans,whips.blowers,etc) Is a 20 ft trailer to big for what i will use it for? Any feed back will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:13 PM
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for what you have I would stay with 12 or 16'
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:14 PM
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12 ' will do you just fine throgh
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:28 PM
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depends what you future plans are. Do you plan on having just the epuipment you have now for the next 5 years??? If so a 12 ft would be fine. If you plan on adding go with a 16 or even an 18.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:03 PM
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Always remember, you have to park that thing when you at a customers house. Some times that is a pain, even with a smaller trailer. Trailers are like clothes, when you grow out of it you pass it down to the new smaller crew that you stated.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:26 PM
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When fall comes around and you want to carry push blowers with you or a leaf plow. Your gona want a bit more then a 12 footer however I canít see the reason for a 20. Thatís begging for abuse you go down a road to a new customer that you told over the phone youíd check out their house during your cutting list since your in the area you get there and the road just ends no turn around spot and 1 lane wide drive ways. I can assure you that 20 footer will no longer be on your friend list.

What you need to do is measure your equipment and give yourself enough room for a few extras dethatchers and things of that sort. 14-16 should be fine for you. An Emark Lazer is 7 feet long with out a bagger and 9 with one if you wanted 2 with baggers then youíd need 18 minimum. Walk-behinds hardly take up 4 feet each so buy to fit your needs not some one elseís.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:59 PM
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16 foot open trailer is standard around here, I have 3 of them and then a couple of smaller trailers that we use for other stuff.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:11 PM
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For what you are doing just get a single axle 12' Like Kelly said a w.b. will fit in 5 ft.I will be geting a new trailer next year it will be 14' i have a ztr and push mower but plan to ad a w.b. next year.So a 12' would work but a 14' will give me allitle extra room for like a bagger or seeder.It depends on were you are taking it.
If you are not sure go with the next bigest size,a small amount will fit in a big area but a large amount will not fit in a smaller area.
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:08 PM
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My residential crew pulls a 6x12 enclosed. They carry the following:
36" w/b - sulky
52" w/b - sulky
3 trimmers
2 stick edgers
2 back packs
1 hand held blower
21" Lawn Boy
McClane push edger
8hp Billy Goat blower

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tools
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misc. hand tools
ect.

with all the wall space plus hanging stuff from the roof... you can fit alot in them..
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:12 PM
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