anyone use an enclosed trailer for mowing?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    thinking of buying an enclosed trailer for my landscape trailer. are there any cons to doing this? the pros for me are, equipment stays out of weather and it could double as a snowmobile trailer.

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  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
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    many pros onlt cons that i can think of are alot heavier more wear on truck well i guess thats it to many pros i guess we run 3 and one box truck
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    The only cons I can think of is you have to unload mowers for fuel, hard to load clippings and debris and can't see if someone pulls up behind you. One thing I love about my encloseds are they are great for transporting plants from wholesaler to jobsite.
  5. LoneWolfLandscapes

    LoneWolfLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I have run enclosed for almost 10 years now. started with a 6 x10, then 7 x 14, last two have been 8 x 20's. Pro's, equipment out of the elements (last longer), less evil eyes on what you have (security), Gives a professional apperance. The only real con Ive had in all the years is tires... you will burn up atleast a set (2) every year. Thats with 15k a year and losts of cul de sac turn arounds.

    Also, I have run a couple different brands. By far the best is my Wells Cargo LS's. Just an FYI.. Get the up graded axles. 2 tons are standard from most everyone. I always upgrade to 4 ton (6 lugs). Its a minor cost to upgrade, you get better brakes, bearings, and better load tires. For comparison sake, my 99' with 4 tons is still on the road, where as my friends with the same trailer 01' is on blocks with bad axles. His has 2 tons.

    Hope this helps you... good luck
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    thanks, are your trailers drive on and off V nose? like a fold down door in front and back?
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    check out the link to my equipment to see my 8'x20'. i love it
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    what are the differances between differant types like auto, landscape, snowmobile etc? they all look pretty much the same.
  9. jharbin2007

    jharbin2007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Definitely go with the enclosed trailer, adds alot of security to your equipment. I had my blower stolen a couple months back during a clean up job. So i had to leave the job for a hour and go buy one 450 dollars, so i was in the hole when i finished the job. I dont have alot of heavy equipment so i went with a 6x10 for 1600$ not a bad deal i dont think. i put my logo and name on it and it looks real professional too!
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got a 6 x 12 enclosed trailer with custom built shelves,diamond plate, spring release tailgate, side door, 2 indoor lights for those long days. Trailer is like new. Bought for $3700.00 asking just $2500.00 o.b.o Trailer Must Sell I'm out of business due to a back injury

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