What size trailer???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Z-master man, May 29, 2010.

  1. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok guys yes I know I'm only 14 but I want to think ahead. I found these package deals online and one of them is a G3 toro 27hp 60" and a 19hp 48" grandstand. They come with an open trailer that is 6.5x12 which is kinda tight. What size enclosed would you guys get for these two mowers plus a bagger on the Z, and of course trimmers, blowers, etc? Thanks, David
     
  2. lone wolf

    lone wolf LawnSite Member
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    I statred with a 12' open. Then I bought a 12" enclose. I loved it. But as time went on, I hated to take on/off the blower motors of the mowers to fit in the trailer. So now I have a 24' enclosed. I have plenty of room. I carry 3 mowers, 2 z's, and a WB. My advise, get the biggest you truck can pull.
     
  3. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I ran a 10'x5 with 2' sides for half of my first season. I built an "upper deck" to carry a push mower and 36" walkbehind and had a 52" walkbehind on trailer deck. Sounds bad but with the racks on, it almost looked like a factory job...haha

    I had a custom 18'x7' built with 2' sides and a 5' side gate. Still have it along with a 7x14 and a box truck and a 7x12 dump. Its almost like all of a sudden you wake up one morning, have all this stuff, and are thankful your head is attached b/c otherwise you would probably forget it while you run out the door to get everyone and everything ready for the day!

    18'x7' with 2' sides is my strong recommendation. Good luck
     
  4. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks guys, obviously it will be a few years before I buy the mowers or trailer. But the truck that will do the pulling will be an 09 GMC 2500HD 6.0... (Parents bought it last year and I will be getting it once I have my license) (2yrs). I'm thinking either 7x16 or 8.5x18. What size axles do you think would work? 3500lb? Tandem.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 14' trailer.

    It's 6' too small.
     
  6. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not to steal your post, but where do people keep finding these package deals for new trailers and mowers?
     
  7. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the link. That ebay store will kill the next 2 hours at work! LOL
     
  9. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
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    No problem... hands off the G3 and grandstand combo it's mine... (in the next 3-5 yrs haha)
     
  10. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm somehow missing that combo your talking about, but they have every other possibility on there.
     

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