7' or 8' wide trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by landscaperman, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. landscaperman

    landscaperman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I looking to get a new trailer for next year wondering if i should get a 7 foot or 8 foot wide trailer. The trailer will be 16 foot long just not sure on the width. Next year will be the first year that i will be doing landscaping full time for myself. I am looking to fit at least a 62" ride on and 36" walk behind.
    Anyone with suggestions?
  2. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I would go with the full width. It is definitely nice to have and easy to get used to pulling it. Much more practical if you are going to be carrying different size equipment/materials.
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    8'. only way to go.
  4. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I have been considering the saem thing. I think 8 is too big because I drive through some tight spaces. My boss has some trouble with the tiny backroads now and I believe his is only 6 or 6 1/2 feet wide. I am planning on buying a new enclosed trailer in the spring and I am thinking about going with 7. A 60 in ztr will fits so why would you need 8? Do they make a 7.5? I am also looking for a 16 foot long enclosed, what prices did you find? Lark makes one new for $4k but they might be a piece of crap.
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    8' is not to wide. any good driver can drive them thru anything. ive got mine in plenty of places alot of people said i couldnt. it definately comes in handy if you ever get a second walk behind. you can fit them side by side and the z behind em.
  6. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    From what you said and your equipment list I would go w a smaller trailer, save some money on gas. Next year we will probably reach the 4.00 a gallon mark. Unless you eventually end up buying two trailers one for storage and one for every day use I would go smaller, but it all depends on the type of business your doing, landscaping etc or just mow and blow.

    from LA
    Messages: 23

    THE 8 the only ya to go.. GOT the room if ya need it and you will...
  8. landscaperman

    landscaperman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I was really only looking at the 8' wides but i still may want the 7', 7.5', or the 8'.

    Pace Summit Landscape trailer 8x16 brand new $6432
    Pace JT Summit trailer 8x16 brand new $5700
    2004 used Haulmark 7x16 $3510
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I got a 7'x16' enclosed and a 44" mower I think a 62 would be a tight fit, at least go with an 8 ft. Full width is 8.5ft by the way!
  10. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Yeah I saw a new Lark trailer on Ebay for around $3500 plus tax and all. Does anyone have any experience with these trailers?

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