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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by smcunningham, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    my 6x12 got demolished:dizzy: i was lucky,nothing was on it:clapping:
    any way heres my options 5x14-800.00/6x14-950.00/or a 7x12 w/side gate1350.00.......I need to make a purchase by end of week:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: the 5x14 and 6x14 are at a trailer place in WV and you can get the 7x12 @ any tsc.
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    any input anybody:waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving:
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Get the largest one or the one that will fit the type mowers you will need in the future as your business grows. I would err on the large side. With a larger trailer you have an option but if you get one too small it may limit your equipment choices. The 6x14 looks good unless you actually need the side gate. I would probably only go 7" wide if you ever think you may get a 72" ZTR.
  4. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    how about a liitle more insight
  5. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,196

    i agree wholeheartedly
  6. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    Stay away from the trailer from TSC - Great company but poor quality in trailers - not HEAVY enough........:usflag:
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    We got a variety of trailers here. I opt for the 6x12 as its not to big to manuver (or eat too much more gas) but large enough to hold a wb and a ztr.

    had tp extend the gate then it was flippin heavy so we added a gorilla lift and hardened pins along with preco trimmer racks and a water cooler rack. Works great but if you plan to grow I would go with 14 ft.
  8. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    stole a 6x12 for 800.00 at american trailer in charleston WV PICKED IT UP TUESDAY EVE took it to my budy today had gate lenthed 15 inches and beefed up the frame.
  9. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    Get a tandem axle; so you can haul a respectable load of mulch, topsoil, stone, etc.
  10. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    yea i would get something with tandem axels as well, i was on my way to Lowe's this past monday to buy a 7x14 with rear and side gates for 1498 with a single axel, but i decided to call around first, i ended up with a 7x14 with tandem axel and brakes for 1520 so it was worth shopping around.

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