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help with trailer

jro2625

LawnSite Member
Location
Nashville TN
looking to buy a trailer pulling a 52"(max) ztr and pushmower. Not looking to go into business but just to pay for the mower. single or tandem axle? If single axle, should i get brakes? i heard it saves your truck's brakes by getting some. I also want it to be a multi-purpose for mulch and misc. stuff. Is 6X10 sufficient?
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
yes that would do, I never saw a 10 foot tandem axle, brakes wouldnt be a bad idea but its gonna cost more $$$
 
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jro2625

LawnSite Member
Location
Nashville TN
Thx for the help. Do single axles come with brakes usually? I haven't seen any advertised with brakes on them. What's the cost if i have them added on to the trailer?
 

CELS

LawnSite Member
Location
KY
Most of the trailers around my area do not have brakes on the single axle versions. But it is a good idea, especially if you have a smaller truck.
 

MTR

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Florida
Originally posted by jro2625
looking to buy a trailer pulling a 52"(max) ztr and pushmower. Not looking to go into business but just to pay for the mower. single or tandem axle? If single axle, should i get brakes? i heard it saves your truck's brakes by getting some. I also want it to be a multi-purpose for mulch and misc. stuff. Is 6X10 sufficient?
If you are not serious getting into biz, then a 5 x 8, 5 x 10 or that 6 x 10 single axle will do. $600- $ 800 will do for trailer that size.
The problem those trailer have come when they have to do sods !
1 pallette (180 pieces covering 500 sqft) is almost killing them... 2700-3000 lbs, you have to put 1/4 of sods on your truck bed to relieve the weight and the rest on trailer. If you don't do sod, just one 52" Z and a push will be cake walk...
 
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