6x12 trailer big enough?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by flyingdutch16, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi,

    Im thinking about buying an exmark lazer 60 inch and a Exmark TT 60 inch and was wondering if they would fit on a 6x12 trailer? Or should i got with a different size?
     
  2. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    For two 60inch mowers I would go with a bigger trailer then 6x12 and I would think about a dual axles. Just my thoughts.
     
  3. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    suggestion to which size? I have no idea what kind of trailer sizes there are, still getting used to the inches and feet as supposed to centimeters and meters
     
  4. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    I would look into getting something like a 7x16 that way you should have more front to back room to put walk behind mowers on with no probl..might be a little tight on the side to side tho. I'm not really sure if there is a 7 1/2wide trailer i know there's a 8x14 and 8x16 what is the length and width of the mowers?
     
  5. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,297

    I used to have a 6x12 with my 60" Lazer, and 36 WB and 21. It was pretty crowded, I couldn't fit my 60 and 48 riders on that trailer either. You could get a 6, 6.5 or 7x14 foot trailer that is either single axle or tandem. You can't get anything over 7 feet wide in most cases. There is a legal limit for the overall width of a trailer.

    To get a trailer over 7 feet, it needs to be an enclosed, mine is 8 feet, you can always get 8.5 (which is the legal limit). The only open trailers that are over 7 feet are deckovers, where the deck is over top of the axles. There are custom trailers too where it is 7 feet between the axles and it extends before and after the axles to 8 or 8.5.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would say a 7x14 for you sir, dual axle. Possibly a 7x16 if you want to expand or plan on running a bag unit on your rider.
     
  7. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
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    I think weight would be your biggest issue...with a single axle that is...
     
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would go 14" or 16" even better don't forget to look at the dump's:waving:
     
  9. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Take it to your dealer with the Tt and ask to see if thell fit
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  10. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Posts: 519

    7x16 my 7x12 is tight with ZTR walk behind and a 21 also.
     

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