2 foot side on a trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IXINRGIXI, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can tell you the double axles hold more weight but because there's no differential
    you will also go through a lot more tires, unfortunately the largest single axle
    I would recommend is a 12 foot but I'm in my 10th year and on my 4th set of tires.

    Tires run you $80-$100 each.
    Just something else you'll need to consider.
     
  2. IXINRGIXI

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks you for the input really appreciate it..
    but i already have a 14 single axle and im kinda set on a tandem because of the weight they can hold... some of my yards do 7-10 yard os mulch and a single cant take it and i dont want to over load it
     
  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    What you're also gonna love is trailer brakes (if you don't already have them).

    If I were doing it all over again, I'd get the 16'er. I cant get my ATV on the 14'er with the WB in front without turning the WB sideways. That's a PITA (due to how I have my trailer configured). I can't get my ATV and my ZTR on there, together (and, my trailer is 6'4" wide, inside dimension.

    Just starting out, I was concerned with costs. Now, that thought seems foolish (considering the small amount of difference between the two trailers).

    Good luck.
     
  4. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    14' is just a tease, get the 16'.

    I've got a 12x6.5 with 4' sides right now and I can tell you this, the next trailer will be at least 18' with possible a dovetail. And like moewrbrad, the front half is going to have high sides and I'm going to taper them down at the rear to 2 feet.
     
  5. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I bought my first trailer (6x12), I never imagined I'd need anything bigger.

    Bought a 7x16 enclosed this last year, and already wishing I had gotten bigger.

    If you are on the fence between two sizes....just get the bigger one, suck up the extra cost and 5 years from now, look back and remember how smart you were for getting the bigger trailer.
     
  6. HISnHERS

    HISnHERS LawnSite Member
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  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are serious about growing your business id go for at least a 16'er that has an ideal combination of high load capacity with a light empty weight.
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  8. IXINRGIXI

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya i defiantly getting trailer breaks without a doubt but it seem you guys are saying 16' is wayyyyy better

    again thanks for your guys opinions really appreciate it
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never seen that good of tires on a trailer even when they were new. This is a good buy which we was closer.
     
  10. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am wanting to get another 12' with 1' or 2' sides just to haul brush and stuff on. Haven't decided yet.I am very happy with the 6'4"X12 dovetail that I use to haul my mowers.Going any bigger with a long bedded truck will cause me issues with parking and turning around in subdivisions.Besides my V-6 is already pulling hard with what I have.
     

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