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5'X8' Trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Pistol, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Newbie, just starting out this spring. 36" walk behind, 21" push, Trimmer, Edger, Etc. Will a 5'X8' trailer hold this equipment? Its a nice trailer for $600. Good price for starting out.
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,743

    So a search in the Trucks and Trailer section...you'll prolly run across some brand names to avoid. Search for your trailer brand name as well.
  3. Rich's landscaping

    Rich's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    yes that will work even though it might be a tight fit. I have pretty much what you have and i started last year but i used a suv. This year i will have a pick up and i know ill have more room for more stuff.
  4. Tnlawnguy

    Tnlawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Yeah, that should be fine for just starting out. After your biz grows you can get some bigger equipment.
  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    It should be OK, I fit a 48" WB and a 20" sideways on my 5x8. Trimmers on rack and rest of stuff in bed of the truck, I do not bag any yards so this works for me.
  6. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    As much as I hate small trailers, this one will work perfectly fine. But if you are planing on doing this for a while and expanding, you will out grow that trailer in no time.
  7. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Oh - a couple other things - it's rated at 2,000#, but only has 12" wheels - does that sound right?

    Thanks for all of the input, Pistol
  8. Fleur De Lawn

    Fleur De Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    you are better off spending a little extra money and getting a bigger trailer rated at 3500lbs. You will be getting one next year anyway.

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    you can check my thread in photos LANDESCAPES I HAVE MY 5X8 THERE WITH A 36" 2- 21" 2 TRIMMERS 1 STICK EDGER. BACKPACK BLOWER SULKY AND I AM OUT OF ROOM BUDDY it would be ok but i am a landscaper so unloading the lawn equipment for plants and tillers and mulch means i need 2 trailors in my world. i want a enclosed trailer for scaping
  10. FourTrees

    FourTrees LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 6
    Messages: 310

    I'd hold out for a trailer that has some real wheels and will hold 3500 lbs.

    I think you will out grow the weight limit and tire reliability pretty fast.

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