How wide on a 16 footer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by turfman33, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
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    OK I got a 16' X 6.4' trailer being made. Remember my last subject of the intimidation. well, even though I am still a little intimidated by it I don't want to some day have to go and get another trailer because I out grew that one as well. My question is with the wheel base, how wide do these 16 footers go? I'm a little worried about the cars on either side of the roads here. It looks like I will have clearance but it could be fine.

    Thanks again guys. It was a few of your comment on my last question that made me go 16'

    Steve
     
  2. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
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    I've seen trailers with the wheel wells inside of the trailer and on the outside. Not knowing what kind of trailer (brand) its hard to say the width. I have a 7 x 18 and have never had an issue with lane widths.
     
  3. henrich

    henrich LawnSite Member
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    If you are considering a trailer, you need to keep several things in mind. What ae you going to haul, how much will everything weigh, how far arre you going to travel with it and what are you going to pull it with? Your will find that a 16 ft trailer really isn't worth it, so if your business grows where are you going to put whatever you want to haul in 6 months? Don't purchase anything less than an 18 ft. I personally have a 20 ft and it works great. I can load my skid steer on it and take along any addition accessories I may need and still have room.
    If your going to haul a skid steer anytime, make sure you have ramps that fold down with supports under them so when you load it you don't raise the whole back of you pulling vehicle off the ground. Your axles usually on lighter tandem trailers are 3,500 pound capacity, 5,000 are optional. Again what do you want to haul? You will also find that the longer the trailer the easier it is to pull, you don't get that baby-buggy bounce on every dip or bump. Another thing to remember is what is the height of you pulling vehicle. I have a super-crew so I need to use a 5 or 6 inch drop receiver hitch so my pickup is not going uphill all of the time but pulling level.
    Just some suggestions from an old farmer!
     
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 77" wide,its not as wide as dually fenders on truck.I have seen 8ft wide in trader,but I think bed is on top,instead of between fenderwells.
     
  5. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have an 8' wide deckover, and have no problems pulling it on any road. My 20' landscape trailer is just a little narrower than my dually. you should be fine. get as wide as you can
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Same here, we have 3 of them that are 18 or 20' dovetails too...no problem with them at all.
     

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