enclosed trailer weight rating question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatnj, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    i'm looking to get a 8.5x20 enclosed trailer. is 7000lb gvwr enough? i currently have 2 w/b and 1 ztr. i might add another w/b or ztr in the future.
  2. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Plenty for what you will be using it for, its the same as what I have. You could carry as many Z's as you could fit.

  3. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    If you put 3 ztrs in there your going to get pretty close to your gvw. your trailer should weigh the better part of 2k (just shy of 3). Each mower will be about 1200, and keep in mind you are going to have a bunch of random stuff, trimmers blowers little wonder shovels rakes .... so say another 500 in random. I have a 7k trailer and has worked well for one ztr and one walk behind. Just sharing my experience. ( if you have the money get the 10k trailer, nothing wrong with 7k but just better to be safe)
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I bought my 8.5'X18' with upgraded 5,200lb Axles for a total of 10,400lb GVWR.

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