Two Axles or One?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grasssin, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am about to get a 6x12 trailer, although I dont need all the space right now I know I will "grow" into it. So my question is should I get a single axle or a doulble axle trailer? Is it worth the extra $350 dollars for it?

    Right now I am also going to have a Exmark 48" turf tracer and 21" Toro on there. Eventually will get a Z to go along with the turf tracer. The only other uses I will use it for is to haul around my 4 wheelers... Thanks for the help
     
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    single with brakes.
     
  3. get the double axle, for the extra weight later and I personally think a two axle trailer pulls a lot smoother.
     
  4. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Double axles definately. Not only do they carry a load better they are a lot easier to back up.
     
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    And go through tires a LOT faster. I have a 6.5' x 12' single axle and love it. Backs up fine.
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Can you maneuver a (empty) tandem axle trailer by hand? i can with my single. tires last forever, lighter weight, pulls great, holds as much as i can fit on the trailer without overloading it. Hauls 3-3.5 yds of mulch (1' sideboards) heaped up on it no problem. Only thing I would change about mine if the same size is put brakes on it.
     
  7. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, actually I can but why would I want to. Thats what my 4 wheeler is for.:D
     
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Double axle with out a doubt. Your gonna think I'm crazy but if you plan to expand or go full time and if your truck will pull it go for even a bigger trailer then the 12 foot! You will never regret having a bigger trailer.
     
  9. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
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    As usual everyone is split down the middle on the issue


    :)

    Keep the comments coming,
     
  10. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
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    Double axles will be more stable with a load & will pull much smoother.
     

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