trailer conversion

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by orinicklawncare, May 7, 2012.

  1. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare LawnSite Member
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    ok so this is my second season and went from one walk behind to two zeros and a walk behind and from an 8 foot trailer to a 12 but need it to be bigger so i was going to convert my 7x12 single axle into a 7x16 tandem and considering making it a gooseneck what you guys think about making it into a goose?
     
  2. johnwright238

    johnwright238 LawnSite Member
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    As long as you will always have a truck to pull it (most people don't) it will give you lots of flexibility and maneuverability. The only negative will be re-sale value but I don't think that is an issue.

    Use the top of the neck for a phone number holder. :cool2:
     
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just did that exact same thing but not with a goose neck. Worked out great.
     
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    How much are the parts alone for the project? Around here I can get a basic 16' or 18' open trailer for $1300 bucks so to me its not worth the time and effort to build one. Sell your old trailer and get a new one, unless you have the time and want a project.
     
  5. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    16 foot gooseneck lawn trailer homemade from a 12 foot single, why?

    Sell the old trailer and buy a new one, all we need is another junky homemade trailer on the road!
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  6. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    yep waste of time, money and stress.. just sell and buy one
     
  7. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    on second thought buy a 20 ft goose
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    Really? WTF is an air brake endorsement? :hammerhead:

    And why would he need a CDL with or without air?
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ummm. No. Goose neck is not needed either. Evaluate what size you really need. Everybody says go big. Big means harder to tow and maneuver. Heavier eats expensive tires and more fuel.:usflag:
     

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