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5'x14' single axle

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Nova, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Nova

    Nova LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I am currently in a bind.

    Would a 5'x14' open trailer work out ok with a single 3500# axle? I figured anything over 12' would need tandem.

    I only have a 32" Ferris Hydrocut and 21" Toro Proline, but after reading the countless posts of people needing more than they originally thought, I'm thinking a 14' would be wise.

    I don't plan on buying a rider anytime soon, but maybe a 48" walkbehind eventually. But I figure I'd use the extra space for bags of fertilizer, spreader, tool box, etc.
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    A single axle 14' will do just find..for now. A lot of guys around here pull single axle 14' trailers w/ no brakes. Single axles will ride rougher on the road/highway and bounce more. Maybe sway a little, but will do fine. But, if you have a flat, you have to pull over right then and replace, with a tandem, you can at least pull over to a safe place to change the tire.
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I went from 4x8 to 5x12 then to 6.5x16 tandom in 3 years.A 6x12 would be better than 5x14.You can't put a 60" on a 5 x14,a 60" mower needs about 62.,and 5x14 is prob. actually about 58.5-59 inside.--that 3500 axle wt. includes trailer itself.Anything over 3500 requires brakes.--:)
  4. gardenpro

    gardenpro LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 90

    I was told not to go longer than 10' on a single. ANd think about the brakes they'll save your trucks.

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