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6x12 trailer big enough?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Cjackson1750, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Cjackson1750

    Cjackson1750 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I have a 48" tt and am thinking of adding a 60" ztr to the mix problem is I have a 5x10 trailer now. I am wondering if a 6x12 single axle will be big enough to carry the weight? I plan on putting the wb on side ways in the front.
     
  2. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    No. If it is its a pain the ass. I have a 12 footer with a walker, a tt 48 inch, and a push mower. Its tight but it fits with the walker deck folded up. I wish I would of bought a bigger trailer 4 years ago.
     
  3. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    Get a double axle if you plan on growing and carrying multiple ztr's you won;t regret it, trailers brakes and double axle much better tow
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    Only issue with my double axle is it eats tires like crazy. Especially the equipment trailers. For that reason I use single on mowing route. Commercial usually gets double
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  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
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    But a lot less pushing on your vehicle with that much weight with a tandem and the trailer brakes very much helpful, I got 2 good friends with tire shops here always get a cheap good deal when I go in so I'm ok with that lol.

    I prefer the extra space it is very much needed at this point way over due really I hate my 5x10 it sucks with 2ft beaver tail barely get my push mower on with my Deere loaded lmao and have to bungee the damn chute guard to get the 48" on lol. The one I'm getting will have custom mesh raised box in front, can store my garbage cans under for clippings and trimmings, then add the xtreme trimmer rack, blower rack, gorilla lifts, and some xtreme tool racks.

    Btw can get a set of new gorilla lifts for $75 all day long here $189.95 on their site

    So when I get the new trailer which is coming soon, will trade in my new 48" JD for at least a 54" the old gravely will be the gate machine (going to paint it jet black lol) smallest gates here are about 50" my dad hates it now wants to sell it off but it's kind of like a business piece that got us through our start up more sentimental than anything to do with the brand if I do sell it still run excellent after the small governor seal replacement, I would get a new JD Stander or do a fleet purchase for another ZTrak in 12yrs of doing this I have only seen 1 stander ever in my areas was really old beat up couldn't even tell who is it was made by.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just my experience but if you're going to put all the crap on a trailer place dual axles, if upgrade to a 150. That that trailer will through your little explorer around like a ragged doll. Tow package or not

    One of my trucks is a2wd 4.6. It pulls 16 feet trailer and 6 yards of mulch easily
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  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    I'm having some work done to it as well to accommodate for it, putting air shocks and dampers on, I pulled one with just factory shocks on the other day with electric brakes and did fine much better ride than just my 5x10 almost like the tandem wasn't there

    I gt a good 5.0 v-8 in my explorer
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  8. Cjackson1750

    Cjackson1750 LawnSite Member
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    Yeah I can see your point if I was going to have two ztrs but this will be all for me for a while
     
  9. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    Missed the WB part lol just had got up, but think of any other additions you may be adding on the trailer, or just think it over good before to see if you may need a extra 2ft length or 1ft width
     
  10. Cjackson1750

    Cjackson1750 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Yeah that's kind of my problem thinking I might need the extra length and axle
     

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