24ft trailer.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    once i get my new truck, either a gmc 2500HD, F250, or Dodge 2500, i will be buying a bigger trailer.

    i can get a 7x16 ft trailer for about 4 grand, or for $5 grand i can get a 24 ft car trailer. its big, and i would be able to fit EVERYTHING in it, and i could also open up a small moving company on the side with it. its a US Cargo 24ft car hauler. its awsome!

    so what im asking is, do you think this would be okay to use for all my equipment?

    i know 5 grand is cheap for it, but again, i get it for a few hundred over cost, so thats why, but please respond. thank you in advandce
     
  2. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got a 20' go for the 24 you will be glad you did!
     
  3. Top Notch

    Top Notch LawnSite Member
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    You're the only one who can answer which trailer is right for you.

    Your properties my vary from what anyone else on here has.

    I would never want to drag a 24 foot trailer around the residential properties I mow. If I pulled up in front of a house with that monster, I'd be blocking the driveway and probably the neighbor's driveway too.
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    The price is right, but my concerns would be the same as Top notch, can you get around to your accounts with a 24 foot trailer?If I did purchase the enclosed trailer I would still keep the open trailer just in case you land an account where the large enclosed trailer wouldnt fit
     
  5. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Me too!
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    we use a 28 footer and the thing is huge, but i can manuever it pretty much anywhere i need to. we fit a 21 inch, three turf tigers and a 60 inch walkbehind on it no problem with room to spare. its great for transporting equipment. im sure a lot of you couldnt use a 28footer on some of your roads, but around here its not a problem.
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    if i got the 24footer i would want to start a moving company!
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Premier- Why do you want to be a Moving Co. If you want to be a LOC than be a good one and put all your efforts into it. If you want to be a Mover, well than do that and get out of mowing as you can't be good at all things as a solo or working owner. As far as moving, the license and fee and insurance are high so you have to do a lot of it to make it pay.
    As far as the trailer, From other posts it sounds like you work with other people, why not get another smaller trailer and start a second crew?
     
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    hehe i was just throwing the idea of moving on the side like on weekends or something to help pay for some bills and such, but i prolly wouldnt do it anyway, i rather stick with waht i do now :)

    anyway, i wouldnt want a second crew. i just have one person help me, i cut, he edges and trims and who ever finishes first blows. works out good, yesterday started at 11 and was done by 6pm, today started at 1pm and done by 6pm. got all 40done. yesterday had bigger accts and spaced out further accts, and today more of closer accts and accounts in a row. works out good. a second crew is un-nessary.

    btw, now that i think about it, a 24"er would be to big for our narrow streets, i want a 7x16 or 7.5x18. a
     
  10. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had a 7x14 with the wheels outside of the box and now I have an 8x14 with the wheel house inside. The overall width of the trailer is less because tha axle is not as wide. 8 foot is great for room inside. No more trimmers in the back. I can put a 36" and a 48" in front and the 60"Z behind and a 21" sideways behind that.
     

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