Question regarding trailer measurements

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by greenred, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

    Im having a brain fart today and cant remember. When dimensions of a trailer are given the width is the overall width of the trailer and not the size of the bed?

    So on a 6x10 trailer, that 6 foot width would be across from outside fender to outside fender?
     
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    No, the 6ft would be the width of the inside, usable trailer floor, not from outside fender to outside fender, (Well, a stated 6ft wide trailer is actually 76" wide, floor space that is),and the length is the same way, yours would be 10ft actual floor space, but on some enclosed trailers, a 10ft trailer would also include the tongue and coupler in the stated length, so the actual usable inside space would be more like 7ft. But all open trailers state the size as the usable length and width. It took me awhile to remember this too.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  3. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

    Ok thanks. So then a 61 inch mower should fit no problem on a 6 foot trailer.
     
  4. motorscot

    motorscot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Yes. My 6x12 is actually 77" x12'. I carried a 62" toro ztr last year, plenty of room
     
  5. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    No problem, can even fit a 72" deck, but tightly.
     

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