Single or Dual Axle

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Raven386, May 4, 2006.

  1. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    I'm looking at 6X12 but i dont know if i should go with dual axles or just a single axle trailer. is the price for a dual going to jump a lot compared to the single? ive gotten prices for a single from $1299 - $1599. whats the difference between the single & dual?
     
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Load capacity...
     
  3. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    You should be fine with a single on a 6X12 unless you are going to carry landscape materials on it. With the equipment listed in your sig you will be fine with a single.
     
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    A dual axle 6X12 would be overkill. I wouldn't get a dual axle until I got up into the 16' length range.
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have a 14' single axle and a 18' dual axle. The dual axle tracks better, is easier to back, and is far more balanced when we put a 4 ton machine on it.

    Of course, the extra length helps too.
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    well im planning on a Z either this season or next. so it will be a 60" Z & 2 w/b. and other small equip. 22" mower, blowers etc..
     
  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    and i like the easier to back part about the dual! i have trouble with a 5X8... but ive only backed it up maybe a dozen times. im getting used to it.. but cutting my comm. account with just 2 - 48" w/b is getting rediculous. so an upgrade is coming very soon.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I have a 6.5x12 that is a dual axle.....but I also use it is haul mulch so I needed the added capacity. I like it...

    Derek
     
  9. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    remember load restrictions with a single axle trailer. it will "probably" be a 3500 pound axle, take into account the weight of the empty trailer. whats left is your capacity. i'd agree with the equipment listed a single will be fine, and also about not loading materials. isnt a yard of dirt about 2000 pounds?
     
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Yes, a yard of topsoil is 2,000 lbs to 2,500 lbs.
     

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