How much can you fit?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buffalonick, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. buffalonick

    buffalonick LawnSite Member
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    How much can you fit on a 5.5 x 10 foot trailer i found a brand new one, well about two months old for 700. Doesnt even look like it got used much. But this will be my first trailer. I want something that will fit a decent size walk behind, a push mower, and to put a tool box on it. My blower and trimmers will have racks. Can it fit on a 10 foot or what? How much do you fit on a 10 foot? Pictures would be great!!! I posted pics of the trailer im looking at.

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  2. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    Don't buy that home depot piece of crap. I bought one and the friggen thing fell apart on me while I was taking it home. I didn't even make it home. I had to pull over, tie the gate back on and take it back to HD for refund.

    PITA. I had to get the VIN number AGAIN whatever it's called. I bought a real trailer from Saturn Industries for $2600 and I'm glad I did.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, cheap POS trailer, he's right, why it's only $700.
     
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  4. buffalonick

    buffalonick LawnSite Member
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    Actually funny you say that, i email the guy and he emailed me quick, told me the back ground on the trailer and as soon as he said he bought it from Home Depot, i started typing that i would think about it and id get back to him. But i did find a much bigger trailer for 800 and it seems to be heavy duty just needs a couple things...It needs the brakes rewired and a tailgate put on. Im sure that this size will last me a long time. Its 6.5 x 18 feet. Heres a couple pictures.

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  5. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, that looks like a real trailer, hope you got a real truck to tow it,lol.

    btw, if all you want is a wb and push mower on it, that is way over kill but it does future proof you.

    Mine is 5x10 and with two push mowers and a wb it's kind of small. but they do fit.
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  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah that 2nd one is a lot, a whole lot better...
    But you do need a 3/4 ton to pull it, almost a full ton.

    You'll want to check with your state's DOT concerning CDL compliance,
    mainly you'll want to look into the GVWR requirements...
    Some states it's 26-27k, others it's 10k...

    I can respect that because it's aluminum.
    One because they're not cheap, two because they tow so nice.
     
  7. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    No, it's not aluminum. It's the kind of steel that doesn't rust.. it's on the tip of my tongue..

    But yeah it does tow nice. And when I turn on the lights it looks purdy:)
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's Zinc coated or as some might say... Galvanized. They will rust but it's going to take a long time. :)
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    buffalonick, you just keep going from one extreme to the other don't you? Still looking for that 7 X 14 footer I hope.
     
  10. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    On my 5X10 I used to have, I was able to fit my troy bilt 50 inch ztr, 36 walk behind, and a toro 21. I had to cut part of the front frame so the forks on the walk behind would hang over a little bit. But, everything fit tight.
     

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