Future Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by quadracer_13, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. quadracer_13

    quadracer_13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    This is the kinda trailer im lookin at getting. Got racks for weed eaters/edgers, a place for your cooler, hanger for your blower, rakes/shovels rack, and an upper box for gas cans and other stuff. What do you think? Anything I should add?

  2. DoetschOutdoor

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

    Looks good but I'd add a few feet to the trailer. You know what will work best for you but everyone says get the biggest you can because you will outgrow a small trailer quickly.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    im glad i got a 16' trailer. its amazing how fast you run out of space
    i need to put my racks on mine
  4. quadracer_13

    quadracer_13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    what does something like that run price wise?
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737


    i had the 16' utility trailer jus lying around. I decided to add the basket and ramps side/back. Cost me $900 to add the extras.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    i bought a 16' w/o the extra gate for 2k w/ 3 place trimmer racks and a cage. dual axle, brakes etc...
  7. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    I would advise against ever cutting up a trailer and adding a side gate. The upper rails on a trailer are part of the framework that gives the trailer it's strength. Cutting out the upper rail to add in a side gate weakens the trailer and forces the steel under the floor to take all of the load. It might be okay, but it certainly weakens the trailer.

    The picture of the red trailer looks nice, but keep in mind, that trailer likely has a 3500 pound axle under it and the trailer itself probably weights in close to 1000 pounds without any equipment on it. One ZTR and all the other stuff added to it and the trailers axle is nearly at its limit. This is the reason most just go with a tandem axle trailer, even with the shorter 12-14 foot lengths.

    I see trailers like this red one, all the time in my area with the wheels and tires all bent inwards at the top, from over loading it and bending the axle.

    I will say one nice thing about a single axle trailer is the tires last a LOT longer than the tires on a tandem axle trailer last.

    Last two cents on the subject, but have you considered a enclosed trailer? On Ebay you can find 6x12 enclosed trailers for under 2000$ new, and it sure is nice working out of a enclosed trailer.... Keeps the sun and rain off the mowers when not using them, much more options as far as storage for all your tools, and even gives you a nice private place to take a leak when your out working and need to take a whiz.
  8. quadracer_13

    quadracer_13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    i was thinking about looking into an enclosed trailer but i thought they were a lot more expensive than that. i may look into one now.
  9. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    I have a very nice 7x16 foot enclosed I bought new a few months ago, paid 3200$ for it, bought it from a place on the internet and drove to Georgia to pick it up. 6x12 trailers are real cheap to buy though, check ebay
  10. eblankenship

    eblankenship LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Dura to the max, where did you buy your trailer?

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