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Need Help On a trailer size

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by madness0827, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. madness0827

    madness0827 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Hi i have an 6 by 12. but im planning on buying an new trailer. but i dont know what size trailer to buy. i want to be able to carry two zero turns and one walk behind mower. would an 16 foot trailer work or should get an 18 or 20 foot trailer.
    thanks for your time,
    kevin harrington
  2. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    go for the 20FT trailer because you will grow and will need it soon and you will wish you had.
  3. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Yep, go bigger! I bought an 18 thinking that would be enough, NOT. You can always fill space up, but if you don't have it, you might be stuck.
  4. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    I'm interested in your trailer how much? Can you post some pictures?

    Matt's Lawn Care
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    20' and go for the #5200 lb axles w/ brakes on both
  6. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    20' for sure. I got a brand new 18' custom this past summer, and I've already outgrown it. Depending on the Z's you'll run, you will have a really tight fit making two of them and a walk behind fit. I had a 737 60" and 777 72" Deere Z's on mine and my 36 w/b,and it was a really tight fit. Get the biggest trailer you can, within reason. AS was said you'll always be able to take up space, but if you go to small.....
  7. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I bought a 20' last year and sometimes wish i went with the 24'.:waving:
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We have a 20' enclosed trailer. It will hold two WB's and one Z fairly comfortably. If we place the bagger on the Z the WB in the front has to go under the shelves. I think a 2' loss (ie 18 footer) would make it extremely tight especially for two Z's and one WB.

    If you can manage I would even go to a 24 foot. Although a 24 foot wouldn't work for us cause of some parking lots we have to manuever through.
  9. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    What are you going to be pulling it with?

    I would say get the 20' as well.
  10. madness0827

    madness0827 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    im going to be pulling with an F250
    matt i dont know if i going to sell my 6 by 12.
    thanks for the help.

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