Open or enclosed trailers?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mulchmaster, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    We have been using an enclosed for about 4 years and it's great.

    would not want to go back to a open trailer.

    We do still have our 16' open trailer that we worked out of for years, we kept it for the reasons mentioned.
  2. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I was considering the same buying an enclosed
    Pro enclosed
    rolling billboard
    out of the weather
    Pro open
    Hauling debris is easier
    fueling equipment is easier
    lower cost
    easier to haul around
    can see whats behind / beside you better
  3. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    Thanks for the input guys! I think I will pick up an enclosed this spring. The money is deff there, but i need to find one i like. I don't want just any trailer, I need one that "works" for us, like the one pictured earlier!

    On a side note, what size would one look for, if using it for landscaping maintance and hauling 2 walks and 1 zero turn?

    Thanks Andrew
  4. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    I have an open and like it a lot I think there are pros and cons to open and enclosed however.
    equipment is safe
    you have an emerngcry bathroom (iy you put a bucket with a bag in there lol)
    Can have a small shop set up in the back
    Does not get hot
    you can get in more places (ex gas stations or drive throughs)
    you get to show off your equipment (lol)
  5. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Mulchmaster, where are you in Ohio? I bought my Cargo King from Appalachian Trailer in Salem. He builds everything except enclosed, but he brings them in from Michigan. When I bought mine, nobody could touch his price.(Price when compared to other trailers of like quality!) Also, if you are ever in the market for a dump trailer Appalachian's prices are better than others. He builds the dump trailers there and the quality looked good., forget what I said! After looking at his web site, I see he doesn't carry enclosed anymore. opps!!
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  6. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Enclosed is just the way to go I think.:cool2:
  7. treeclimber101

    treeclimber101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    No less than 20 and dual axle , stay away from the single you get a flat and your farked..:cool2:
  8. treeclimber101

    treeclimber101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Here is mine and its 24 ft inside it fills up quick

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  9. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Do you ever have problems with the weed whacker when they are upside down like that?
  10. treeclimber101

    treeclimber101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Yea they flood but they won't stay upright in that rack , they are hedge trimmers and for some reason roll around on there constantly

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