What size trailer to get??

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by joey7599, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. joey7599

    joey7599 LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 63

    Hey guys wondering what size trailer to get to pull my john deere 240 I was thinking of going with the 5x8 from home depot with mesh floor it says it holds about 1600 pounds and the jd is only like 400 I think
    let me know Joey:usflag:
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Get the biggest you can; you'll thank yourself later.
     
  3. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    if you plan on expanding in the future get a bigger trailer. youll grow into it
     
  4. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    8x20 still doesn't seam big enough some days for me
     
  5. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    Yea, I wish I would have gotten the 24ft but I can't fit it between two driveways... I would say at least 8x20
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    Yea my 18 footer is getting smaller and smaller every day.
     
  7. joey7599

    joey7599 LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 63

    Im just getting it for hauling it to my summer house every other weekend I already have the 6x8 with all the equipment but dont want to take all that stuff when I only need the tractor and the weed wacker and want something light to tow with wifes suv
     
  8. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    Sounds like you have it all figured out then,Why did you need us?
     
  9. joey7599

    joey7599 LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 63

    well im still wondering about the mesh floor I wonder if i could take the mesh out or just put wood over the mesh
    this is what it looks like;

    19photo-lawn_trailer.jpg
     
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Find yourself one with a wood floor, a little heavier but much nicer. A 5x8 or 5x10 would tow really nicely, I'd opt for the big of the two because backing up would be easier.
     

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