For all you solo operators:

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by djmyers, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. djmyers

    djmyers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Do you find a 6x12' trailer more than efficient for your needs or can you get by with smaller trailer? Thanks...
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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    6x12 is probably about as small as you want to start with. Most guys will say you'll quickly outgrow it. Spend the money now as used trailers have low resale value.
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  3. djmyers

    djmyers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Thank you for your post!
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    up north, trailers hold their values well. 6x12 is minimum. But a wider 7' wide is better if you plan to have a bagger.
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    Even when I was solo I ran a tandum axle 16ft trailer. I just like having the extra space. with a 12 footer a ztr and walkbehind are smack against the gate.
  6. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 224

    I have an 8 x 16 enclosed and love it. I use to have a 7 x 12 dump trailer it was nice but didnt hold enough.
  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,814

    If you plan on doing this full time at least a 7 x 16' trailer is the way to go. I started with a 7x12 then went to 7 x 14. Wished it had been a 16 footer. Tandem axles too with brakes on both axles.
  8. LaLawnGuy

    LaLawnGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I've got a 6'6 x 16 and a 6'6 x 12, both are great. I can get two ztr's on either one. I only use a 21" occasionally, but I use the 16' when I do. I do have a toolbox mounted on the front of the 16', to carry extra tools, parts, etc. Both are tandem axle.
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  9. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can get by with a 6X12.I can get my 52" ZTR and a 48" WB on it. All my handhelds are mounted on racks and in the cage on the front.
  10. djmyers

    djmyers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Thanks for all your useful information and sharing your experiences!
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