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Lookign for 5x8 trailer to buy

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Pristine Cutz, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Pristine Cutz

    Pristine Cutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    WGLAWNCARE. Do you have any pictures?
  2. wglawncare

    wglawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I will take some in the morning and post them tomorrow night.( 2/3/06) Let me know if you really are interested or not. Thanks
  3. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Hey I Live in pekin IL. I got a 5x10 with rails and a gate and treated wooden floor. Its a carry on and its got like 12" i think tires. Im Askin $800 or best offer!

    Reply If Your Interested

    O Ps heres what I could fit on the trailer. Trust me its worth the extra 2 feet

    Toro Z150 52in deck
    STIHL Blower
    STIHL Edger
    22in Push Mower with about a foot and a half to spare
    hand tool rack
    3 cones
    trimmer racks (no racks included)
    Water Cooler
    Two Gas Cans and a 1gal mix
    and about 3 bags of grass when loaded


    John Deere 54in walk Behind

    All hand held equip and racks
    and 2 22in craftsman push mowers

    Im looking into getting a 6x12 and would like to buy GLS's
  4. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    go with a bigger trailer unless u dont want to get more equipt. i mean think about it ppl are sellin b.c they grew out of them in a year...spend the money buy something biger like a 12 footer i have a 10 footer and want a bigger one and thats what i started out with had it about 2years now and my 1st year didnt use it much...but im not going to be able to afford one for a little bit now family matters but thats a different story...but i would deff say try to pick up a used 12 footer for around 800bucks and ull be happy with that...i have an s10 and it will pull a 12footer with a 60'' ztr and a 48'' wb so as long as u drive right ull be fine..

    so go bigger man

    but thats just my 2cents
  5. Pristine Cutz

    Pristine Cutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Yea, i would buy bigger if i had a bigger place to store the trailer. Also i am not using a truck to pull trailer. So i can only pull so much.
  6. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    what are u using i had a suv for a while and could pull a 14 footer but if ur pullin it with a van id stick with smaller...
  7. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    I pulled the 5x10 with a jeep grand cherokee V6
  8. wglawncare

    wglawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    The pictures would not download. If you would email
    me at cheeshead@charter.net I would appreciate it.
    Ill send you the pictures from there. I just bought a 6'12"
    and i went to put it in the mini warehouse I am currently
    storing my 5"8" and it wouldnt fit. So now my new
    one is sitting out in the weather at home while the
    one I am selling is in the storage. Doesn't make sense.
    Atleast the person who buys my old one knows its been
    stored indoors. The ramps in the back are two separate
    ones that lock in place with pins. There is no rust that I
    can see on the trailer. The trailer has not been cleaned
    yet from the 2005 season. I will make sure to bring it to
    the carwash and give it a good scrub down, if you end
    up buying it. If you have any other questions I would
    be happy to answer them for you.
  9. Pristine Cutz

    Pristine Cutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Yeah i have been mowing for awhile and last year i partnered up so i bought a new 05 mazda3. It is a 4 banger but really nice, i just put a hitch on it yesterday and i can pull up too 2,000 lbs but im trying to stay aroung 750lbs. I know a truck or almost anything is better but i cant sell it now without major losses. I am also transfering to another college so i have to use a storage unit to hold all my equipment b\c i am living in townhomes that have no shelter unless i buy a enclosed trailer, but they are more heavy so im kinda stuck. I know i will its very easy if you do good work to grow, but for right now i think think 5x8 is big enough. It will make storing easier and i still only need 36 wb and 21 wb plus accessories on trailer.

    I am thinking about the 5x10. Storage is what will hurt.
  10. Pristine Cutz

    Pristine Cutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32


    You have any pictures?

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