14' trailer single axle

stonebridge

LawnSite Senior Member
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NEW PALESTINE IN
anyone use on does it work for you? i need another foot so im going to sell mt 12 trailer and get a 14' i want a single. should i go single or you you have went with a tandem?
need to haul a 60'' dixie, 52'' grandstand, 32'' ferris hydro cut
 

mowerman90

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Spring Hill, FL
Hauling 2 heavy mowers you should definitely have 2 axles under a 14 ft trailer and one of the axles should have brakes.
 
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stonebridge

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NEW PALESTINE IN
my 12 footer carries my two mowers just fine i keep the 32'' on the back of my truck and would like to get it on my trailer so i don't have to fidge with everything to get it off for 3 yards aweek
 

Patriot Services

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Tampa FL
Your pushing the limits of a 3500lb axle. Maybe not in gross weight but in the harmonics department. The springs are going to get a workout and tongue weight will be high. It probably won't survive a pothole hit more than once.:usflag:
 

orangemower

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
pa
My 6x14 has done well with a Scag tc and BOP dually. I also have a box on the front plus the trimmer rack. It handles the weight with no problems. As others said, you'll be pushing the axle rating. Maybe find out what the weight of everything will be and see where it stands.
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DA Quality Lawn & YS

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Location
Rochester, MN
One advantage with a single is that you get around the ridiculous DOT 10,001 lb rule for a common pickup/trailer setup.
 
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stonebridge

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NEW PALESTINE IN
thats what im trying to decide. they have been really cracking down in indiana
 
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stonebridge

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NEW PALESTINE IN
Don't forget to add the weight of the trailer itself in your calculations.
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i may just stick with my 12 footer and keep the walk behind on the truck. seem to work pretty good last year. i wouldn't need the WB but i have 3 big backyards with fences at the middle of my route and a push mower in the spring takes forever. (they pay too goo to get rid of them + i do next door to them)
 

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