What should I do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Ive been back and fourth on this a dozen times. Im just starting out and could use the extra money but I want an enclosed bad! What should I get? I have a brand new 08 Ferris and nowhere to store it but on the trailer. I found a nice boxed frame 3500lb open trailer, 6 1/2x12 ladder frame gate, wood deck, for $1230. For an enclosed I found a 7x14 single axle for $3500. These are both new. I would just get a used enclosed but there are no fair prices in my area, people want 100 less then they are new. So what should I do? I'll be saving myself some money by getting the open but Im going to want an enclosed so maybe I should just get that to begin with since I wont want to upgrade as soon as I would with the open.

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  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    if it's in the budget, get the enclosed.
     
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Absolutely, if you can afford it, go with the enclosed trailer ... equipment is much more secure !!
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    I think Im going to do it. I just wont be happy with the open even though it is a nice trailer that I found. And im just going to upgrade in a few years when its eisier to afford... I may as well just do it now.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    dont get a single axle!!! save some more money to get an enclosed tandem axle!
     
  6. bone1

    bone1 LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 202

    i'm new here, but what's wrong with the single axle? i'm getting an enclosed that's why i'm asking. thanks
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    all im hauling is a z turn and handheld equip. single is fine.
     
  8. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    youll out grow a single axle real quick. most are only rated for about 2000# gross.
     

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