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Best single axle utility trailer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    totally right... the company I dealt with does mostly mining equipment, but will do custom stuff too. They probably build 30 or so trailers a year. In WV if you do a "homemade" trailer to get a DMV title and registration, the trailer has to pass a state police inspection, which if a fabricator knows what they are doing, they should do all of this before you sign off.
     
  2. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,181

    I'm a homeowner with a ZTR, so I won't really be using a trailer for it very often, but I wonder if any of the landscaping pros have an opinion about the Home Depot Karavan open landscape trailers. They seem to me to be ok except that in the HD posted reviews there are complaints about the ramp being so short, a ZTR mower deck hits the trailer's floor and ramp interface. I sent email to the manufacturer and they seem to be aware of the problem but not very interested in correcting it by providing a longer ramp. Looks like the ramp angle is about 30 degrees. Would any of you buy a trailer like that for daily use?
     
  3. Rockchoplawn

    Rockchoplawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    If you can adjust deck height from the seat you should be fine. On a couple of our fixed deck Standers I have found that unless you can hit it from an angle, you will scrape.

    Really not good if you hit the spindles on a homeowner model
     
  4. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    Corn pro would be the first choice somewhat of a Midwest brand manufactured in Indiana little pricy but hold value.
     
  5. Mr Stripe

    Mr Stripe LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Seymour Missouri
    Messages: 3,792

    I just had a 6.5x12 with 3500lb single axle built by Stag trailers for $1075. I couldn't be any happier with it. I bought the tongue box from a Rice trailer dealer which covered up my swivel jack sleeve so I had to have another sleeve welded to the side. No big deal. 20170630_164554.jpg 1503195559924-983739775.jpg 20170816_192256.jpg 20170727_202121.jpg 20170727_181423.jpg 20170630_182521.jpg 20170630_164520.jpg 20170630_164048.jpg
     
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  6. Tonset

    Tonset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    I saw someone using a gutted out Coleman pop-up camper. Can't get anymore name branded as that! I'm looking for a T3 or even an m100 trailer, if you see one hit me up.
     
  7. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Hey Stripe, who sells that toolbox you've got mounted on the tongue?
     
  8. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,181

    I never before heard of a CornPro trailer, but now that I have it looks very nice. But you're right about it being expensive. Too much so for me and since the nearest dealer is 120 miles from me, I'll let it pass. Thanks anyway.

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  9. Mr Stripe

    Mr Stripe LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Seymour Missouri
    Messages: 3,792

    I had the trailer built by Stag trailers but there's a trailer dealer here called McCurry that is a Rice trailer dealer,.. they removed a toolbox from one of the Rice trailers in their yard and sold it to me for $150 flat. Which is a great deal. I'm assuming many Rice trailers come standard with that box so I'd search Rice trailer dealers in your area.
     
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  10. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    Yes the pricing is higher and a good deal higher then most 6x12s
     
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