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enclosed trailer question......

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowcrazy, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 896

    Alright, Ive been wanting to get an enclosed trailer for the past 2 years now and really have the need for one because I am really pushed for garage space. Here is the thing. We mow for a local water company with some very steep drives to get to there water towers. When we hit the incline from the street to there driveway the rear of our open trailers scrape the road for about 2-3 feet as the trailer transfers from road to driveway. There is pretty much the only thing that has kept me from getting an enclosed trailer. Just out of curiousity, has anyone had an enclosed trailer get torn up from doing this and IS THERE A WAY TO CURE THE PROBLEM?

    I remember going to a dirt racecare track and seeing a racecar trailer that had tiny metal wheels at the very rear bottom of the trailer and that was what this was for. I asked him about it and he said he handnt seen those on smaller trailers (his trailer was approx 30ft long).

    Any info would be appreciated....... Thanks for everyones time AGAIN!!!
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    You can get the wheels in the rear as an option on enclosed trailers. You typically don't find them on smaller trailers because there is less overhang in the rear on small trailers. However, most trailer manufacturers should be able to install the wheels as an added accessory.
  3. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Wheeels work well, I don't have them on my enclosed and I do bottom out like you described on a somewhat regular basis...maybe 6 -7 times a week. No major damage, just some trim that gets ripped every now and then which i screw back on as needed.
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    I drag the azz end of my 18 footer a few times a week and its no big deal. I wouldnt want to drag it over a curb or for a mile or anything but it usually hits the frame and has only bent the tiny trim pieces once. You can get the wheels welded on the back or just go with it.
  5. Wallace Tractor

    Wallace Tractor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    We will build you a trailer almost anyway you want it.
    I am a Car Mate Trailer dealer and we can fix you right up. You can also pick it up at the factory which is in Leeper Pa.
  6. Southside Lawn Services

    Southside Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Go up one tire size on your trailer.
    Posted via Mobile Device

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