6 X 12 Landscape Trailer will my sonoma do the job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scagman, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok heres the deal, went down to a trailer dealer the other day. I looked and got an estimate on this, it's a 6.5 X 12 single axle Landscape trailer equipped with, a big cage box in the front, 2 trimmer racks, shovel, rake holders and 4 ft sides. They want $2,487.00 for this. Right now I can only afford a new trailer and walkbehind. Im pretty sure that ill use this trailer for the next year or two. I dont use riders only w/b so im sure thats its big enough. What Im not sure about is if my 1991 Gmc Sonoma 4.3 v-6 will handle it. It's a strong truck with helper springs and a set of good size tires on it. I only plan on using this truck for about 4-6 months then im getting a 250 PSD. Has anyone towed with a s-10 or sonoma. The main concern is stopping and going down hills where the trailer tends to push you down the hill swaying from side to side. I dont really want to spend the $$ to get trailer brakes installed. Im going to be trading in this truck as soon as I can. Heres the weight of everthing, Trailer- 1000 pounds, Walkbehind- 300 pounds, 2 21"s 150 pounds. Total of 1450 pds, also I bag almost all my lawns and I always hve a full load of grass towards the end of the day. WILL I BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITHOUT TRAILER BRAKES TOWING 1500 pounds
     
  2. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wrote that the walkbehind weighed " 300 pounds". It weighs 406 pounds Exmark 32" metro. total weight at about 1550 pounds behind my truck.
     
  3. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    To much money for that trailer.
     
  4. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
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    agree to much for that trailer
     
  5. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive went to the dealer because I needed an estimate with the model # and dimesions ect. My father inlaw is an attourney and knows alot of people. It just so happens he has a friend that wholesales trailers. I think Ill be able to get for around $1500.
     
  6. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with KDJ. Here in Florida I was getting some prices on Trailers,because I only have a 5x8 trailer. I pull my equipment with a Amigo Isuzu.

    I was interested in a 6.5'x 12' Trailer & the price is $700.00, but w/no cage box & trimmer racks???? I am in almost the same situation u are, because I do not think the Amigo will pull a 6.5'x12' The only reason I have the 5'x8' is because I did not think I would need any bigger + the price was $350.00. But BOY was I wrong !!! Scagman, I think U need to shop around, that seems a little to high for an Open Trailer.:blob3:
     
  7. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Scagman,

    You should be able to get a 6X12 single axle 3500 lb for around $1200.00 I had my welder fabricate cage, trimmer racks, enclose tow for gas cans and crate for hand tools, trimmer holders and water cooler holder for $600.

    Your truck should pull this no prob. Just use a class 3 hitch not a bumper ball!!

    Bob
     
  8. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think an Izuzu amigo will struggle pretty bad towing a 6 X12. Is it a 4 banger. If you do get the 6X12 let me know how it goes.
     
  9. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    6x12 trailer new, 750.00 tops. 100.00 for each trimmer rack and 200.00 for cage. 1150.00 . Plus tax.
     
  10. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Scagman,

    Yes it is a 4 Banger, that's why I know it will not pull a 6.5'x12' Trailer,because it struggles w/my 5'x8'. Like I said I was qouted $700.00,again w/out racks etc..... I have them on my 5'x8'. Does anyone think this 4 Banger will pull a 6.5"x12' Trailer? Please let me know if anyone has done this? If so I will ride the Amigo out till it POOPS OUT!! I will try anything if it is paid for.:D
     

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