Anyone content with 5x10 trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tamo, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    I just bought a 5x10x4 trailer (with string trimmer and ladder racks) for my second year, but now I'm thinking 5X12 or 6X12 would've been a better choice. I see some people here say buying a 5x10 is one thing they would've changed.

    I have about 40 mow customers that will stay on from my 1st year and I'm looking to increase that to 80 for this year. Most are about .15 acre or smaller urban lawns so right now I only have 2 21's but I might get a 36 if things go well signing folks up this spring. As for the mowers I think my 5x10 would do fine.

    I also do your average cleanups and leaf work plus lawn installs and things like that.

    I guess I can always use more space for cleanups, but I can fit all of my equipment with plenty of room to spare right now on the 5x10.

    I know everyone's circumstances are different, but just wondering if anyone is in a similar situation as me and is happy with a 5x10. Would you prefer bigger? Also do you think there are any benefits to a 5x10, better gas milage, easier to maneuver or fit into tight spots?

  2. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Sorry i dont have a 5x10 but i have a 6x10. It like everything has its advantages and disadvantages. the 10 foot length is great for me but an extra foot would be perfect. I have trouble getting both my mowers loaded, but i rarely ever use them both so its ok. I like that its short and i can get around pretty easily with it. Its got plenty of room for all my gear too. I think a 5x10 would work great for 2 21's and a 36, you shouldnt have a problem with all three on there. Good luck, hope it will work good for ya
  3. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    thanks for the input.

    For all of those who say to go with at least a 6x12 I'm assuming its because people outgrow the floor space. Anyone out there have sufficient floor space with a 5x10 but wish they had more room to haul materials and for cleanups?
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    If your only plans are to maybe add a 36" a 5x10 would be fine. It wouldnt make sense to pull a bigger trailer around for two 21's. That would be funny though. Its all relative, I run a 52" and a 60" ZTR's with all the trimmers and blowers, I often carry a bagger for the 52 on my 7.5x18 trailer. If you only have two 21's on your trailer you really have more room than I do.

    Sure its a small trailer but it sounds like it will fit what you are going to use it for.
  5. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    i have a 5x10 with a cage on the front. its to dang small im going to sell it soon and get a 7x16 because im tired of upgrading trailers all the time.
  6. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    I hear ya about upgrading trailers. What are you carrying on your 5x10?

    My trailer is only ordered right now. I talked to my guy today and I can still bump up the size. Price wise I can afford 5x12 or 6x10.

    6x10 is probably the better bet, huh?
  7. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    21inch crapsman, 42 bobcat fastcat ztr , weed eater, edger, blower, gas cans,

    sprayer, spare tire, parts box, honcho plus, hand tools

    and its just to dam small.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    I would stay as small as you can at these gas prices....or only load what you need for the day. We use a 12 footer instead of our enclosed alot so long as the weather is ok.
  9. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I am going to be getting a 5x10 here soon, All I have is 2 21's to maybe a 36 later on, I think it will be fine for me. Do you have any pictures?
  10. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    you want pics of my trailer.

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