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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ADVANTEC LAWNS, Apr 23, 2009.


    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    hey guys i wanted to know whats the best trailer to start with, i will be pullin it with a 3/4 ton duramax 4x4 allison 1100 open or closed , and wat brand
  2. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    ENCLOSED is best in my opinion.

    As far as, WHAT brand, it depends on what you can afford. Wells Cargo costs more, but everyone seems to think they are the best. We have a Pace, that we have had for 3 years, it's serving us well.

    As far as size, you have the truck to pull whatever you need, don't go to small. Our's is a 8.5x20, and sometimes we wish it were bigger.

    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    how big of trailer do u wish u had ?

    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    how big of enclosed trailer do you need most of the time
  5. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Put all you equipment in the driveway as if it were on a trailer and see what size works for what you have. If your stuff fits in a 7x14 then I would go to a 7x16. Go atleast one size larger than what your stuff would fit in.

    I would do an enclosed trailer though.
  6. Jay Walls

    Jay Walls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Enclosed if you have the cash. The sides make great billboards and you will get calls just from that. Buy a good brand, not something from Tractor supply or Home Depot. Haulmark, Pace, Cargo Pro, Wells Cargo are good names. They all make good-better-best trailers. I would get an extended triple tongue and a tube frame or I-beam frame, not a c channel.

    As suggested. get one bigger than you need now because you will need room to grow.
  7. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,863

    Why do you have a thread goin about what type of truck you should have?
  8. SouthernDelight

    SouthernDelight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Enclosed is best, but if you cant afford a nice 16 to 20 footer will suffice.
  9. George Mason

    George Mason LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    I am looking at an enclosed too, does anyone know about the Trailmaster brand? It looks good so far as wall/floor thickness, and axles seem standard for mowers which is all I'd be hauling. Any thoughts on the Trailmaster brand, hadn't seen much about them on here?
  10. SouthernDelight

    SouthernDelight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Nope, but make sure you get at least the 3500 LB axles X 2. Safety first.

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