Trailer brand?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Larson Lawn Care, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tires will wear out faster with tandems. The back axle has to "slide" to make turns which is what causes the tires to wear out much quicker. But it's usually a set every 2 years, so that's not a lot of money. Just make sure you buy radials and not those bi ply that come on them. The bi ply will wear out in under a year.

    I would look at kaufman trailers.

    http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/heav...atalog/Tandem-Landscape-Utility-Trailers-c61/

    They make great quality trailers especially for the money. Lots of options for a low price.
     
  2. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went with a 16' Doolittle, it's a great trailer... So far.
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  3. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
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    If you plan on using it every day plan on replacing the tires every year. I have had my tandem for two years, and need to replace all four But I only use the trailer two days a week during mowing season.
     
  4. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have bi ply on mine and looking at changing to radials this week.
     
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure how these will perform or if they're your size but I couldn't resist the bargain so I ordered up two for myself:
    http://www.vulcantire.com/tire_detail/pktrailerking_t.htm_8846

    Which, that's another thing, always pay attention to the tire's Load Range.
    Keep in mind with Load Range letters the A rating is the lowest load range and it goes UP the scale while going DOWN the alphabet so a B tire is heavier duty than an A and the C is even tougher than the B and so on... Mine are generally C for a single axle, not sure what with two axles thou.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013

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