First year in business

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Deebo53, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Hey guys, its my first year in business. I went to go look at some double axle trailers but i ended up getting a single axle 14x6.5. Do you guys think i should have trouble with this just holding a riding lawn mower 60" and one walk behind 48" ?? I know there's enough space im just worried about the movement of the equipment and the trailer holding up, the guy said it would hold up to 2200 lbs, but he seemed like a "salesman" right from the beginning. Thanks
  2. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I think it will be tight..but doable and just about overloaded almost all the time..
    I have a 7' by 15' and it barely fits length wise. I have an exmark 52" zero turn and an exmark walkbehind 48" with a sulky. just those two mowers are around 2300 pounds loaded up with gas. Now add in the blowers trimmers fuel cans and stuff, and you will be over the limit, which the trailer will seem to handle fine, but load something up to its max all the time and your just asking for problems
  3. Poorboy's landscaping

    Poorboy's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I think Your asking for trouble. I have a single axle 5x12.5 open trailer with a gross weight of 4,000lbs. I have load it up over it limit a few times. This year I'm moving to a 7x14 or 16ft enclosed 7,000 trailer.
  4. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I dont think we will run into too much trouble room for wips and blowers we have an 8 ft bed in our F-350. I was just more worried about weight wise and how the axle will hold up. I guess this is going to be a fun summer haha Thanks for the input guys
  5. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Be ready to change tires at least once a year..
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    you should have got the double axle!

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    I used to squeeze a 60 inch z-mower and a 48 inch walkbehind on my single axle 14 footer years ago so room wont be an issue. The only issue is how cheaply made they usually are.
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    You always can add another axle on your trailer.
  9. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    will it hold it? yes... will it haul it? yes.... will one day the axle snap or tire blow out leaving the trailer in oncoming traffic and kill a family w/ kids? God Please watch over this person and remind him why there are weight limits

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