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double or single axel trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lil_cote_93, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. lil_cote_93

    lil_cote_93 LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Messages: 196

    In the market for a bigger trailer...
    I am debating on a 14ft double axel trailer
    or a 12 single axel?

    with gas prices, etc should i just stick with the small one?
    does the double pull nicer? less weight on the truck?
    any input would be great.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    16' double axle. I always need a bigger trailer.
  3. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    16' double with brakes

    get then from down south, buy 4 of them, they will stack them, come down and get them sell the other 3 and you have a free trailer.

    I'f I can locate who we bought ours from that way I will PM you if your interested PM me.
  4. lil_cote_93

    lil_cote_93 LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Messages: 196

    wow really eh... when i do most my cutting all i have is a walk behind and 2 21's on the trailer... but im thinkin ztr eventually... dont go wit the 12' ?
  5. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    12' for that is plenty just get one wide not the 77" go for the 84" if you dont youll hate having it
  6. Greybeard

    Greybeard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I've had both. If you really need to haul a lot of gear, the dual axle is a necessity. But if you only have a few machines, a big single is easier to get in and out of tight places, backs up sharper, etc. If your business grows and you need to go bigger, there's always a market for a good used single.
  7. lil_cote_93

    lil_cote_93 LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Messages: 196

    7 feet wide????
    thats pretty wide for a 12 ft trailer dont you think.. i was thinking 6?
  8. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    it tows alot nicer than single axle and loaded up its nice having the brakes. i bought a 14ft dual axle with both braking axles and i love it. i could have gotten by with the 12ft but i like having the little extra. hindsight, i prob should have gotten the 16ft because at one point i could have used it. however, i have scaled down and sold some equipment only keeping what i use and the 14 is perfect for me. good luck.
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Just buy a barely used 12' single axle... when you need a bigger one you can sell it for what you have in it.
  10. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    id rather have the dual axle. more versaitle for a smaller application. i hauled a skid on mine a few weeks ago. you never know what you'll need to haul. the dual axle is easier to back and tow, it also has a smoother ride w/ less swaying even if it aint loaded perfectly level

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