Enclosed trailer suggestions

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 2beast, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I also want an enclosed trailer. I know what dimensions I want, I just can't figure out what brand. I hope to have one in the next 2 years.
  2. dmallen79

    dmallen79 LawnSite Member
    Male, from York, PA
    Messages: 26

    i am thinking the best size would be 8.5x16 anything bigger will be a p.i.t.a to get around. Plus you get a lot more weight with anything bigger. Unless you have three mowers there is no need for anything bigger. You can hang every tool on the walls so no need for tons of extra room. Fuel mileage will be much better with a 16' also. This is obviously just my opinion and you know what they say about that.
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Ours is 8.5x20 and I wish it was 24' or even 28'.

    16' would be way to small.

    We have 2 61" ztr's in the trailer most of the time. We put the hand tools, trimmers, edgers ect on the flour in front of the mowers. This way the guys can reach them without climbing in the trailer each time.

    If we had a 28' we could fit 3 ztr's and everything else stay where it is now.
  4. dmallen79

    dmallen79 LawnSite Member
    Male, from York, PA
    Messages: 26

    I'm pretty sure that I said as long as you don't have 3 mowers and you should hang your tools up, because it is way too hard on them to bounce around on the floor, there is a reason they sell those hangers.
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  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    No need to be a jerk.

    I'm just saying 16' would be to small for us. We do have racks on the walls for extra hand tools but the tools they use everyday stay on the floor. Been doing it this way for several years without a problem.
  6. 2beast

    2beast LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    It is raining today.
    Looks like a good day to go looking at trailers.

    I am thinking maybe 16' but am still open minded.
    We will not be hauling mowers but it will leave room for all of our regular daily equipment plus extras :)
  7. Daniellem3

    Daniellem3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    post a picture of what you decide on!
  8. Middle Tennessee Lawn

    Middle Tennessee Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    I would like to make a couple of suggestions one is skip bumper pull and pay extra 450. For gooseneck you will never regret it.
    Second get good digital brake controller and brakes on both axles.
    One other thing others have mentioned get a trailer big enough the first time.
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