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Trailer size

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by suprman9019er, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. suprman9019er

    suprman9019er LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    what size of trailer am i going to need to fit 36" wb, trimmer, blower, and maybe a 21" wb in???????????
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We started out with a 5X10 to carry a 37in walkbehind and 2 21's. It was a little small, I would suggest a 6X12 tandem axle because you will probably be adding more equipment. The 6X12 will give you extra room to haul grass, debris, etc.
     
  3. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    well, i have a JD mid z with a 54" deck, and sometimes i add a garden tractor, and now i will also have a 48" WB along with the rider. my equipment is all on racks, so they are out of the way. i have a 6x12, single axle (2000lb) also have an atv gate on the side, 4'. so my rider is 1100lbs alone, so if i wanna get any more equipment than what i have, i need a bigger trailer.

    rather than a 5x10 to start, if you can afford start out with a 6x12, then when you get more stuff you have somehwere to put it. if you have to start somehwhere, give youself a little room for expansion, within your budget.
     
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    When you say 'in' do you mean enclosed trailer or open trailer? IMO, you can fit more into an enclosed trailer b/c of the walls and ceiling...others may disagree.

    You probably only 'need' a 6x10 trailer. However, take a look at your business plan. What does it call for? Two years from now are you planning on replacing your current mower, adding another and keeping the original? If so, as others have already said, buy bigger than you need to accommodate the new piece of equipment. Of course this is all dependent on your budget this year.

    Also, don't just look into size the size of your trailer. Look for electric brakes, axle capacities, etc. Just because you can 'fit' everything onto the trailer does mean you can legally or, more importantly, SAFELY transport the equipment.
     
  5. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    Buy the largest trailer you can afford and what your tow vehicle will handle. You think a 5x10 is big enough now but you will find out real quick that it is way too small. TRUST ME, I have been where you are, get the biggest you can.
     

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