5 x 8 trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Skeelow, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Skeelow

    Skeelow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Starting part time next spring and will only stay part time. 10 accounts max. This is not my main job. Getting a Quick 36 soon and was wondering if a 5 x 8 trailer will hold a Quick 36, 21 inch mower, Echo backpack blower, and Echo trimmer, 2 gas cans and rake and shovel. Then again I could put everything except the mowers on the truck. Just wondering, thanks for your input.
  2. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    A 5x8 will definitely hold the equipment you have listed with no problem. But, if you have any thoughts at all on expanding in the future and taking on more accounts, I might opt for a size or two bigger. Just something to think about. You can never have a trailer too big, but one can become too small, and in a hurry.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    I agree with 29..I have much the same equipment as you do and a 5x8 and I am right at the limit....A Quick 36 is nice and compact ,but I would have to lose the 22 to carry anything else like a 48 wb or even a ZTR..not sure I could make it fit.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I agree with the other 2 guys on this, Go for as big of a trailer as you can afford espically if you plan on expanding.
  5. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    My 5x8 trailer is great. No complaints except for I wish I got a Dump version instead. I have been hauling a lot of firewood and mulch.
  6. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Same situation! Go a little bigger!
  7. pcarlson1911

    pcarlson1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I found some 6x12 trailers for only 300 more than the 5x8 I started looking at. That is almost twice the trailer for 50% more. I have a ztr a push mower, and the rest of the tools, and a lot of room to haul leaves and expand.
  8. VMcNeill

    VMcNeill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    There was a thread on a guy with a ford ranger putting everything you mentioned on the bed his ranger. very cool looking setup. I liked his set up so much that I plan on copying it when I start up this coming spring.
  9. VMcNeill

    VMcNeill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

  10. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    go with a 6x12 or 5x10 enclosed. a open is a mistake i had a open 5x8 and it was a nice trailer but i would rather have a enclosed and just keep my equiptment in it instead of take it all out. and less work.

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