trailer weight

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bohiaa, May 6, 2007.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hay Guys:



    I need a biger trailer. what I have is a 5x10 it's NOT a hd trailer.

    I have added an eXmark 52" mower and I have a murry 48" with the trailer I have both will NOT fit. and it really doesnt pull the Exmark very well.

    what I'm looking at is a 6x12 tandem axle (2-3500lb axles.
    If I'm Not mistaken my 5x10 has the 3500 axle.. Single.

    this guy lives across town "HOUSTON" and I have NOT seen it yet nor lined my mowers up end to end. but I'm sure lenight wise they will fit.
    what I'm worried about is will this be heavy enoulf to haul these mowers?

    the eXmark is about 1300 lbs and the Murry is around 500 ....

    what ya think ?
     
  2. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That trailer probably won't weigh over 2500 lbs which leaves you with 4500 lbs. for cargo. it will probably handle two of your exmarks and your walk behind and leave enough weight capacity for your trimmers and fuel.
     
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you're going dual axle why so small? I'd get at least a 16" if I had to get 2 axles...

    But I have a 1-axle 6x12 and it holds my 60" Z and a 48" Wb without problem, the only thing is you have to have radial heavy load-rated tires and don't go much over 3,500 pounds (but I've done 4k, it's over the limit thou).
     

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