Trailer Size ?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 89Ranger, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Okay, I have an 89 ford ranger and i was looking to buy a start up trailer. but then i remebered that we have a little 4X8 trailer that we haul our 4-wheeler on and was wondering if i could use this instead of buying a trailer right away. I am going to haul a garden tractor or a rear engine rider, which ever is a better qaulity of a used one and will hold up more so the one that is the better deal. Then i could haul grass in the back of my truck. On the trailer i would also like to haul the gas cans and a push mower. Do u think i could fit it all on there?
     
  2. aalawnmower

    aalawnmower LawnSite Member
    from ND
    Posts: 17

    Yes you can but it will be a tight fit I am doing it now with a garden tracter and 21'' mower and gas cans and weed wacker. But it is a tight fit.
     
  3. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    so i can use it? what about how heavy the axles are rated for and the weight of the equipment? What size of garden tractor do u have? and what type of truck are u using to pull it with?
     
  4. aalawnmower

    aalawnmower LawnSite Member
    from ND
    Posts: 17

    Right Know I am using a suburban to pull it and have a 20hp 42 in cut craftsman on it I think it has a max load of 1000 pounds not sure.
     
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Do you have insurance??
     
  6. aalawnmower

    aalawnmower LawnSite Member
    from ND
    Posts: 17

  7. aalawnmower

    aalawnmower LawnSite Member
    from ND
    Posts: 17

    No I don't I only mow two lawns one I have done sinc I was 12 that is two house down from me and I just drive the mow they and the other one is rental house of my dads that I mow so when I have to mow that one I just drive his suburban to that one towing to trailer. I will get insurance before I get more jobs.
     
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Get the biggest trailer you can afford.

    I started with a 5x8 single, quickly purchased a 7x12 single then an 8x16 single then a 8x20 tandem enclosed.

    If I knew then what I knew now I would have purchased the 8x20 enclosed right off the bat.
     
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    just woundering....... Be careful, it only takes a split of a sec and your in debt the rest of your life
     

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