Pickup & Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rookie03, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    I'm about to buy a '04 Reg Cab Chevrolet 1500 4x4 with the V8, 5.3L, 4:10 axle ratio. It's rated at 8800 lbs for Max Trailer Weight.

    I'm also looking for an enclosed trailer to haul a 60"ZTR. How wide of an enclosed trailer will I need to fit the 60" deck. Keep in mind I won't have the disharge chute on and I will be locking the ZTR down to keep from bouncing and damaging the interior walls.
    I will be hanging up trimmers, backpack blowers, and edger on the walls so they won't be in the way. Gas Cans, trimmer line, tools, and all the extras go on a shelf in the front so they won't be in the way either.

    The only thing going on the floor will be the 60" ZTR and maybe a small 36" or 48" walk behind or 21" push mower.

    I'm thinking of going with a 6X12. Will this work? And how will the new truck pull the trailer?

    Thanks everyone for the help!!!
     
  2. Grass King

    Grass King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I would go with a 7 foot wide trailer, because if you decide down the road that you what a bagging system for ZTR it will be tight fit.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Save yourself the wear and tear on a 1500 pulling an enclosed. Do yourself a favor and get at least a 1500 HD.

    One of my best friends used his 1500 to pull the race car and it was always a struggle on the road. It was hard on the rear suspension. Talk about squatting. And it was an open trailer. He upgraded to the 1500HD recently and it made a world of difference.
     
  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    6x12 is way to small, You will out grow that too fast, With enclosed you should get on size bigger than if you were going to get a landscape trailer, I would guess you should get at least a 7x16, That truck will be a little taxed pulling everything,
    just my thoughts
     
  5. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    I would probably get a 7by16 as well.
     
  6. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    truck and trailer, bigger is better.
     
  7. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    I agree with everyone else. Spend a little more $$ now for bigger trailer and stronger truck or you will spend lots more $$ latter in replacement costs and repair costs, down time.
     
  8. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Always get a little bigger than you think you need.
    Down the road you will wish you had a little more room.
     
  9. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    I've got a 52" Lazer and a 48" w/b on my 6 1/2 x 12 trailer. The w/b has to go on sideways to get to fit behind the Z due to the gate which you'll also have with an enclosed trailer. Go with the 7x16 like the others say.
     
  10. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    go bigger on both. I just got a 7x16 open and wish I would have went with a 20 footer.
     

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