Advice on 6.5x20 open trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BufalinoLand, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Bought a new dump last month need a new trailer

    Moritz 6.5x20 open nice unit with 2 3500 lb axels $3000+tax title

    my question is for another $300, I can get 2 5000lb axels

    I have a landscape maintenance company, what are the pros and cons

  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    get the bigger axles! it will cost a lot more than $300 to get them upgraded when you want to start hauling skidsteers/excavators etc.
  3. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I'm selling a 20' gooseneck with 12k capacity. It does not even move when I load the tractor and bush-hog on it. Go big, or go home! You can always carry smaller items on a heavy trailer, but cannot carry heavy items on a smaller trailer.
  4. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    yeah, go bigger on the axles, easier now than later

    i don't know what equipment you have, but i would need a wider trailer for my needs. i don't know if you're set on 6.5, i would consider maybe a 7 or 8, if you would ever need that much space.

    moritz makes nice trailers, but they have some lousy cousins south of me....
  5. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    yup go for the bigger axles, your already spending 3 grand whats another 300 bucks, it will definatly be worth it. I have a 5 ton dump trailer. one of the best things i own.
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Yeah, what they've said, get the 5000lbs. axles...
  7. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    thanks for the input

    heres what im hauling

    turf tiger 61

    48 scag wb

    52 scag wb

    2 honda 21

    2 stihl string trimmers

    10 gallons gas

    this is all I will carry for maintenance

    im probably not even at 5000# yet
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Ditto on what everybody has said. I went from two 3500 lb. axles to two 5000lb. ones as well on my last trailer purchase. Not only do you get the larger axles but you probably will have 16 inch heavier rated tires (won't wear out as fast), larger brakes, and a 2 5/16" ball.

    I was buying four trailer tires every year with my 7000 lb. trailer. It had two mowers and accessories as well.
  9. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Dang, thats a pretty good price on a trailer. that would cost over $5k here, I would get the bigger axles also
  10. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Heres the other options right now

    2006 Moritz 6.5x20 10000# $3400+tax

    2005 Moritz 6.5x20 7000# $2750+ tax

    2005 Corn Pro 6.5x18 10000# $2750+ tax

    Do I save the $650 and 2 feet and go corn pro or

    Buck up and go 20foot and get The Moritz

    It seems like everytime I need to spend 2000 it turns into 3500

    does anyone else have that problem

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