New trailer. What options?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by swim, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    I'm going to get a new trailer in the next couple of days and wondering what things work well for you. It is going to be 16ft or 18 ft . It will be 75% for lawn service work and some for landscaping. I use a f350 flatbed for pulling it and hauling most other supplies. It will carry a 52in walk behind, a 60 Z, trimmers, and blowers for the most part. What things have helped make your trailer more user friendly and more productive?
  2. myoder

    myoder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Are you going to go with an open or enclosed trailer? I have an 20' enclosed trailer and use every inch of the trailer so if you go open or enclosed I would get the 18'. Then get some trimmer racks and stuff like that to make it more efficient.
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I just ordered a new 16 foot open trailer some options for me are weedeater racks,basket on the front for misc. stuff, truck box on the tongue,side swivel jack stand, hand tool holder and I think it comes with a place to mount a spare tire.
  4. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    I'm going to use a open trailer for now. Hope to only use it for 1 or 2 years then upgrade to a cabover truck but keep the trailer for hauling tractor, or anything that won't go inside the cabover.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Go with the 18'er. I made the mistake of getting a 14' trailer and had to upgrade to a 16'er the next year.

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