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What size enclosed

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Schrock Lawns, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    Before march I'm looking at getting a enclosed for the convience and to stop hear my mom bitc*ing about all my lawn stuff in the garage and it being a mess I'm leaning towards a 8.5x18 but a 20 and 16 are also in consideration as of right now I have a 60 z 52 stander and all the push mowers and other crap I need I plan to add a 36 stander and Mabey one of those new 30 push mowers by toro until I get the 36 but I don't want the trailer to be crowded and want to have room to move around in the enclosed my question is what sz would best suite me?
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  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I went from a 6.5x14 enclosed to an 8.5x18 w/ vnose. I have a 32" walkbehind, 48" walker ghs, 46" lazer z, two push mowers and other crap. Some days i wish it was 24' long.
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  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    well I have a 7' x 14' right now.

    it has a truck box mounted inside the front then I have a 36" walkbehind, a 21 incher and a 52" grandstand and room to spare behind that.

    sometimes I do wish it was 16' but I have room to walk around just fine.

    even when I had a 60" ztr in there as a loaner I had room to move.
  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,162

    Mine are 8.5 x 20. One's a gooseneck. Any longer could be a problem in some of the places that I have to turn around in. A gooseneck could be 22 or 24 and be ok.
  5. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    Anyone else?
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  6. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,212

    im looking at a 18' one come spring. I will be able to ft a 48in turf tracer and a push mower next to each other in the front, a scag tiger cat and a exmark lazer X series
  7. HPI_Savage25

    HPI_Savage25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    I have a 7x16 v nose. My v nose I turned into a cabinet and work bench. I can still fit my walker 36" GHS and a 36" WB. Trimmers are on the walks. Walking in the sides can be tight sometimes, wish I had a 8ft wide but oh well
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  8. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    my father runs an 8 x 16 with 5200lb axles it was great when he first got it but quickly out grew it so when i bought mine i went with an 8.5 x 20 i bought mine used with 3500lb axles wish it had the 5200 but the price was so good i couldnt pass it up (got him down to $1,350) It needed a little work i probably have 1700 in it total. but the 8.5 wide is a must if your going to hang on the walls in my opinion. and i like the 20 it is a little big right now but im sure i will grow into it. my father is starting to look around for an 8.5 x 20 with 5200 or 6000 axles now thinking of upgrading
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    i should note the 7 footer i have has tons of stuff hanging on the walls and i have plenty of room to move around. before that i had a 6 footer and still had about the same amount on the walls and never had problems moving around.

    definitely go with 5200 lbs axles.

    my 6 x 12 had 3500 lbs axles and i bent one and didn't know it until i noticed my tires wearing on the inside and before i could attend to it i blew a tire on the highway. thats when i upgraded to the 7 x 14 trailer and i thought it had the 5200 lbs axles on it but it didn't because i noticed the inside tire wear on it as well. i just upgraded to the 5200 lbs axles the end of last season. also went with torsion suspension. should be pretty nice this season.
  10. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I have a 6x12 it just fits my 48in toro and my 48in john deere I have to take my bagger off on the deere every time I put it in wanna get a 8.5x18 in spring.

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