Don't laugh but is this trailer okay? PART ll

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by soloscaperman, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks for the advice but here is my problem. I don't have any space in my garage for a bigger trailer and I don't really have room to fit a bigger trailer in my yard unless I leave it in my grandma's place but here house is about 20-30 miles away. I know I will out grow the trailer in about 12- 18 months but I just hate putting the 48 exmark up the ramps on my lifted chevy 1500. I had some close calls and it ruins your transmission belt.I had to push the mower up the wooden heavy ramps when the belt went on me and it took me an hour to push it in the truck and the customer was watching very embarassing,LOL. You guys are very helpful. I know I will make it in this business becuase I work for a guy that does 130 lawns a week and I run his business and his crew and im the only guy that lasted the longest (3 years)and he makes us work from 7AM to 7 or 8PM at night. I only get paid $12 cash!!!!!!!!!!! We work in the rain and I can use is new Exmark rider without ripping shots in the rain. Once I almost flipped the mower on my head and I will never do that sharp inlcine again. I drive his 2006 Ford 350 turbo, work on the mowers, and run the second crew for him.http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=145557-15476-4X6XG&lpage=none
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    That will work, but around here you can get a 5x8 or a 5x10 built better for around $700. Those sizes are not much bigger than the 4x6 but you will be able to put a 21" on the trailer as well.
     
  3. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I never said the trailer won't work, I said it won't hold up...!
    If thats all you can afford or find then so be it, make it work out for you whatever, it takes to get feet off ground...
    I don't blame you for not wanting to push wb up ramps into truck bed it's dangerous and a pain (Trailers, except no substitute) ....
     
  4. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I'm new to this sight and dont know if this is allowed, try www.kaufmantrailers.com, they are very reasonable and will ship right to you. The axle WILL go bad on the Lowes one.
     
  5. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Sorry for the repost, but check on the 2000 and 3000 lb. trailers, they start at $650.00, one hundred bucks for piece of mind!!
     
  6. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey buddy,

    I think you already have your mind made up. Why are you asking for advice if your not taking it?
     
  7. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I'm just seeing what you guys are saying. I'm thinking about the tractor place in CT instead. And I didn't make my mind up yet.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    This is what I told him too. I have looked at those cheap trailers from Lowes, cheap made, but not a cheap price!
     
  9. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    Check your local auto trader or AUTO RV magazine. Also check Craigslist.com. I found the 2 trailers I used to have through those. Around here, I could get that same trailer for about $450, or used for about $250. For the $500, you could get yourself a good used 5x10 or larger.

    Just my .02.
     
  10. wintergreenlawn&landscape

    wintergreenlawn&landscape LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 175

    I live in Ct. Buy an Anderson Trailer, theyre built to last years!! They sell them in Farmington on Rte 4 across from the driving range. You may pay around $800. However, you wont burn up an axel and the welds are commercial strength. They even weld cages around the lights etc so you dont bang them off while trying to load your machine in the pouring rain!!
     

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