What Size Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tbambersvc, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. tbambersvc

    tbambersvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    Just starting out in lawn business and need to invest in a trailer. What size do you guys have? I am looking at an open trailer 6.5x14 that I will add the gas rack and trimmer rack to. Also the trailer will be used to haul 2 ATV's once in a while. Thanks for the help.
  2. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    14 footer would be good also a 12 footer...what will go on it??
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    I would get a 7X16ft because you can never have enough room. The extra length will give you room to carry grass, mulch, etc. and more equipment as you grow.
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    i recommend an enclosed.......either way, the bigger you can afford without going crazy, say a 24' for example
  5. tbambersvc

    tbambersvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    Thank you for the responses. I am currently bidding on a 7x14 on Ebay so hopefully I will get that one. If not, there is an 18ft close to my house that has the gas can rack and trimmer rack already on it. I may try to go look at that Thursday to get an idea and possibly make an offer. I plan on putting a 48' mower, a smaller mower, gas cans, 1 or 2 barrels, backpack blower, etc... I am just starting out so I figured these were the basic pieces. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.:usflag:
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Yup, I wound not go below a 16 footer because you are always going to need the room. TRUST ME:)
  7. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    What kind of vehicle will be towing it,1/2 ton,3/4 etc
  8. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 535

    good point

    as far as the size, i would get anything less than 7' IN WIDTH....i have a 52" z, small trim mower, and all the goodies (in a 6x12), and i feel CRAMPED...its an enclosed....for me the enclosed is perfect though (no storage space around here)...but if you have a place to put the stuff at night and on the weekends, I'd get the open trailer...IMO (not sure what thats worth), its ALOT easier to work with an open trailer...plus everybody can see your nice clean mower(s)!!:clapping:
  9. tbambersvc

    tbambersvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    The trailer will be towed with my 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel. I will look more closely at a 14-16ft trailer with the racks already on it. This may be a dumb question, but can the racks (gas, trimmer) be added to any trailer or does the trailer have to be prepped with it from the factory? Thanks again for your help.
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    right now we have a 14' and it serves its perpose it hauls both the lazer and the dixie but not the walk behind with it so were hoping to upgrade to larger one but the 14' with also hold your atvs

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