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Just Starting Out, what trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bigexpo, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. bigexpo

    bigexpo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    hey im going to start mowing and show my customers what i can do this year so i can get them back next year. so i want to learn as much as possible before next years season. well my question is what is a good size trailer for mowing, me being 16 and just starting out. im goign to get a used push mower and a nice trimmer, blower. what size trailer should i get and what price range am i looking at. nothing fancy. im a simple man. haha
     
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    5x8 Or 5x10. But i think the 8 footer should be just fine. If you have a Home Depot near you. You can go there and buy one of them 5x8 Snowbear trailers for $300-400.
     
  3. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    When I was 16 I bought a 16' landscape trailer. I tell ya, get the biggest possible trailer you can afford. The dealer wanted me to buy a 10' but I opted out to get the 16' so I could tow my dad's Nova. Now that i'm 18, the trailer is too small. I want a 24' in the next 2 years
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,835

    We started with a small trailer that would fit easily into the garage. And small ones are easy to push around by hand.
     
  5. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Normally I would say 16' double axle, but if you have is a push mower you might think about one of those hitch mounted platforms that are 2' x 4'. Applicators in my area use them for those ride on spreaders. Have you ever seen what I'm talking about? I think their good for 500 lbs or so and would probably cost a couple hundred.
     

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