Fifth Wheel Trailers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    What's kickin', fried chicken?

    How many here use fifth wheel trailers? Are they better for LCO's than the regular trailers? What are the advantages and are their any disadvantages? Are the trailers much more expensive? What is the scoop guys?
     
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    5th wheel meens Ya can tow more weight, but loose truck bed.
    Meaning no hauling mulch, soil, grass, brush, no dump bed. Everything has to go on the trailer.
    Unless your hauling some very large equip its not worth it.
     
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Any other comments?
     
  4. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    i have one. it is a dump trailer. they definatly haul more wieght and are easier to back. They are also easier to tow long distances to me for some reason. they are a little more expensive though.
     
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    You can turn much tighter with a gooseneck or 5th wheel and back-up tighter without jack-knifing.

    You can tow more weight, back them up easier.

    They require a special hitch: (I think you meant gooseneck rather than 5th wheel, there IS a difference.)
    They require more storage space.
    They cost more $.
     
  6. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 536

    I've got a 26' landscape gooseneck trailer on which I haul all 4 of my Dixie Choppers. I pull it with a 3500 Chevy 4 x 4 dually and it handles it with ease. I had a 20' bumper hitch trailer before and the difference between the two is like night and day. The gooseneck distributes the weight to the truck so much better than the bumper hitch trailer ever thought about doing. My outfit weighs in at a shade over 18,000#, but you'd never no it when you're behind the wheel. I seriously doubt if I ever would go back to a bumper hitch trailer since I've been spoiled by this unit...........Lynn
     
  7. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    What is gooseneck guys? And what exactly is a fifth wheel? Because what I'm thinking of may actually be a gooseneck?
     
  8. yardboyltd

    yardboyltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    Fifth wheel and goosnect are two different types of hitches... RV's are fifth wheels usually. Fifth wheel is the same type of thing like a semi has, same concept, just in ur truck it's smaller

    Goosnect is like what u see on horsetrailers for example.. and attach on a large ball
     

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