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Enclosed Trailer size????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jameszell24, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. jameszell24

    jameszell24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I have a 36" exmark turf tracer and I am going to purchase a 60" exmark in the spring and was wondering if any one knew what size enclosed trailer I would need, and if it was nessecary that I have a Tandem (2) axles. I Also want a Vnose and can decide between a 6x12+the v or a 7x14+the v, thanks!
  2. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,046

    go for a 8.5 x 20. Nice and wide and can get around equipment real easy. I did have a 7x16 but was not long enough. Make sure it has torsion axels. Good luck

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    A 16' trailer would be perfect for you. A 20' trailer for only that much equipment is way way overkill and is a pain to pull around unless absolutely necessary. Id go for a 8.5x16 tandem axle. Always go tandem!!

    HISnHERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    I have a 7x16 and carry a ZTR with a 61" deck no problem. The trailer is large enough to carry everything we usually need, yet small enough to maneuver easily through tight subdivisions, especially turning around in a cul-de-sac. Like mentioned above, get dual axles. Make sure it has brakes and get a good brake controller, and you'll be set.
  5. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    i was lookin at enclosed trailers last week and finally decided to go with a 8x18 with 10000gvwr torsion axles to help support extra weight so in the future i have no problems lugging around a couple of lazers. defintely go with the tandem axles and 8ft wide trailer so you get that extra space cause you do not want to regret not getting wider trailer.
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    I had a 6x12 and a Toro 48 z400 rider and also a 36 w/b Lesco. Sure it fits in a 6x12 but its a pain to get to the wall that holds your hand held equipment. I have noticed almost every single axle trailer starts to wear the tires on the inside very fast and needs axles at least every other season. With a 60 inch mower you have roughly 4 inches total to play with loading and unload through the door so plan on beating the entrance to hell.
  7. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    24ft trailer here and hate using the smaller trailers. Can fit 2 exmark lazer 60's w/ baggers and a 36 walk behind. Best combo out there imo.
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    my next trailer in the spring will be a an 8.5x18 with v-nose!

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