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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EHesseyLawns, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. EHesseyLawns

    EHesseyLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    ok guys, it's all happening!!

    im getting a toro z in a few SHORT days!....my question is this, should i get a single axle or tandem trailer? how long should i get it? (i will also have a toro walk behind on there too), i know that i need my trailer 6'5'' wide.

  2. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,670

    I have a toro z, 21" mower, wb blower, other various and sundry equipment on a 16 ft., 3500 lbs, single axle. I've been known to add a 48" walker to the mix. If I had my druthers, I'd opt for the tamdem axle but I've had no problem with what I've got.
  3. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Leave your self room to grow, its more cost effective.
  4. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    6'5" or 6.5'? I would get wider if you can, if you plan on using a bagger anyway. Actually, what width Z are you getting? Congrats on getting it so young... not that I am much older, but hey. I have a 12' trailer with a 60" exmark, a 36" exmark and a 21, and I have to put the 36 on sideways, adn if I ever get the bagger, will have to take it off to get into the trailer width-wise. I would think you could find a good 16' dual axle pretty cheap, and thats probably yoru best bet... What kind of truck?
  5. EHesseyLawns

    EHesseyLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    i have a 98 dodge ram 1500. my z will have a 60 in deck.
  6. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 269

    I would love to have a wider trailer, but if the bed is 6-1/2' wide, plus tires on either side, aren't you pushing 7-1/2 ft wide? I'd be too scared to pull it. My Nissan Frontier is very narrow and my 5-1/2 ft trailer is already much wider than the pickup.

    I'm always fearful that I'm going to drive by a car parked on the side of the road and my Nissan will clear it but my trailer won't.

    DFW, TX
  7. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I would say you should get a 16' with brakes
  8. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    I agree with roscoli and like he said get those eletric brakes.Especially with a half ton truck like the 1500.
  9. glenjr10

    glenjr10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    16' tandem axel is the only way to go. I just purchased one, and love, it. It has plenty of room, and much more than i need right now, but i bought it so i could expand my business.

    Make sure it has brakes.

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