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trailor size?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Birddog Lawncare, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Birddog Lawncare

    Birddog Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 73

    I'm in the market for a new trailor and am unsure of what size to purchase? I will be a solo operation w/ a 36wb. My problem is I don't want to buy small and then looking to upgrade in a year or two, but then again I do not want to buy one that is over kill? Is a 12 footer or 16 footer best?
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    a 6x12 should keep you going for a few years. It will hold 2 w/b or a z and a w/b plus the other stuff.
  3. Jim H

    Jim H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Just starting out myself and bought a 6 x 12 with a 36in w/b and 21" toro. Although I know I will eventually need the space it looks very empty right now! :(
  4. BB36

    BB36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    My choice would be a open 18 ' tamden axle landscape trailer with side entry gate and a rear split gate.
  5. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Go larger than you think you need. It will fill up fast. I bought a 6.5x12 last year and already need at least a 16ft. I found an 18 for the same price as th 16 I was looking at. I'm going to go ahead and get the extra 2ft. I plan on keeping the 12 footer though with hopes of needing it later for my future employees!!
  6. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    what kind of truck do you have to haul a trialer?
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I would get the 6 x 12. If you are just starting out that is the best all around trailer. It's not too small and not too big. You shouldn't grow out of this trailer for at least 5+ years. Even if you do, you will always have it as a backup.
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I am also a solo operator and with the trimmer racks and and other accesories you can carry most everything you need on the 6x12, I carry 2 mowers most all time and a push edger
  9. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    A agree a 6X12 trailer is a good one to start with it should last you many years
  10. BB36

    BB36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I have two 6 x 12's and wish i had the 6 x 18's instead , you'll out grow them very soon.

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