How big of an enclosed trailer do I need?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JGB, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. JGB

    JGB LawnSite Member
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    I have a 60' zero tur, 48' walk behind and all the detail stuff. Is a 12x7 big enough?
     
  2. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
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    No. If you get a 12 X 8 wide you can turn the z turn sideways in the nose and put the walker behind with a push mower. Hand held stuff on the wall. I would recomend at least 14' long and even 16' if you want to stay at 7' wide..
     
  3. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Form what I have heard you should go two feet longer than you think you need. But in your case, I would go for a 16x7 or a 14x7 minimum.
     
  4. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have 7x14 that i fit 2 60'' lazer mowers in ...i have about a foot and half of space left . i need a 7x18 but the price i paid for the trailer was i deal i could not turn down

    i think you can get both mower on a 12x7 ... when i first started i had a 6 1/2 x 12ft trailer and i could get a gravely pro 300 rider and a 50 inch wb behind on it with plenty room to spare... hell i had 2 60'' lazer z mowers on that same trailer. i had to take the tailgate off and the back of the mower hanged off the trailer by a ft or two .............. i only hauled it like that because i went to the dealer to buy parts and left with a new mower
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A shrewd landscape company, could build an elevated deck inside, to run a riding mower up onto with ramps which would hang, and allow push mowers to slide underneath. That could save a lot of room.

    Just depends on the height, the design and the need.

    At least 12 x 7 is a decent size to navigate the streets with.
     
  6. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats quite a bit of tongue weight isn't it? Basically all you'll have over the axles is the wb. Anyway, I've been wondering the same thing since I'm probably going to get a 14' myself, and although I'll only have a wb in it this year, I want room to possibly add a z in there next year and still have room to get in and out and keep my small stuff organized
     
  7. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
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    Now that you mention it, it is a little stout. The truck I currently use does not complain though. If he gets at least a 14' trailer he could load the walkers on first and run the zturn in behind for better weight distribution.
     

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