Carry-on Trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rblantonjr, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Does anyone out there own a Carry-on Trailer? I am looking at purchasing a 6' x 16' trailer and was wondering about the quality and how well they hold up.:hammerhead:
  2. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    I had a 6x14..... very reasonably priced but you get what you pay for, The mesh on the gate went within thie first year, besides that, it worked great for a mower trailer. I spent 1200 for it new, there was no way I was going to buy a top of the line trailer just to haul my mowers, I did spend top dollar for my dump trailer because it really takes a beating.
  3. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    I have a 5x10 Carry-On. It's got the 12' tires and does great. I haul around a Toro Z150 and it carries it fine along with all of my other things (Hand Held Stuff, gas, 21' mower, etc.) Here are some pictures.

    These are older pictures of my rig, soon i am adding trimmer trap trimmer racks to replace my old ones and a back pack blower rack. Also this season i will be hauling around a Z (pictured) and my new Toro Wb. I'm going to tilt the gate back and squeeze both machines on. -Mitch-

    BTW this year i'm hoping to around July-April to get a 7x14 dual axle.

  4. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Also i think i payed $800 total for the trailer and all of the registrations.

    Front Trailer.JPG
  5. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Messages: 219

    I'v got the 6x12 with double in the photo.
    It does a good job for me for my current needs.
    Next year I'll need a 6x16 or bigger but Carry-On doesn't make a double gated trailer bigger than the 6x12. I'll have to switch brands next year to get what I want.

  6. lubricity

    lubricity LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    What Trob said. Remember to consider what you are going to be hauling and how long you are going to keep it. Frame thickness, steel mess grade, and of course if it has dual axles, it needs brakes on both. (in Pa.) Or it doesn't pass inspection. Usually there is a reason it is Cheaper.
    Do your homework!
  7. Hartnettlawncare

    Hartnettlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I just started last year and also was looking to get a cheap but nice trailer. I looked at the carry-on brand but wasn't really impressed. I ended up going with a Big Tex trailer which was comperable in price but had tubular steel around the top edge and the gates were beefier. It was a 6.5x14 single axle without trailer brakes. I paid $1195 for it with a spare. It worked wonderfully when I was hauling my only mower (48" Toro w/b) but once I purchased a bigger mower (60" Exmark) I noticed that the trailer rode alot lower and noticed how difficult it was to stop (w/o trailer brakes). I ended up selling it (got almost what I paid) and getting a trailer with 2 axles and brakes. I don't think there is anything wrong with starting out cheap but I think you have to realize that you might outgrow it.
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a 6x16 carry on trailer and Im well pleased with it so far, Ive had it 2 seasons now. It is an econmical trailer.....I dont know if I would want to max it out everyday.....I dont think it would hold up. I usually carry 2000 pounds or less. I just need something longer than 12 foot.

  9. eZrider

    eZrider LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 25

    I have a 6x14 and I am very happy with it. It has 24" high sides, split gate, break-away kit and brakes on both axles for $1,600.

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