7x14 single axle

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by shillins24, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. shillins24

    shillins24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I need some input from you guys.. I'm thinkIng of going the enclosed trailer route and was wondering what your thoughts are of the following
    7x14 cargo single axle trailer
    I will be carting a 52" z--- 36" walk behind and a 21" push - plus the endless amounts of handhelds/etc..

    Do you think a single axle will be okay under all of the weight.??
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  2. mlavin73

    mlavin73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    7 X 14 enclosed single axle? All the 7 X 14's I have seen have been double axle. I think I would look for something with 2 axles. Someone more technical may have a better answer as to why. Just seems to me to be a pretty trailer for single axle.
  3. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Bad idea. You'll bend the **** out of that axle with that much weight.

    Do it right and get a tandem axle, that way you've got the axle to carry the weight, and you have brakes.
  4. shillins24

    shillins24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    That's what I firgured.

    Thank you
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  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,012

    14' singles look goofy and the load must be move evenly balanced to prevent fish tailing. Tandem is the way to go.

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