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Question on 5 X 10 trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jajwrigh, May 2, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Does anyone here transport a 48" or larger in a 5 X 10?? Does anyone carry more than one 36" or above mower at a time? I am asking this because I am debating if my 5 X 10 will be large enough to grow with my business for awhile.
  2. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Im researching the same thing and it apprears if your going with a 36 and 48 combo your SOL. I think going 5x12 would be good
  3. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    I transport 1) 48" at a time, on a 5X8 when I'm towing with my Nissan Frontier. Works great for a solo person.

    (will be alot better with the trailor I got today.............Very happy Imograss...Thanks)
  4. JBLawnService

    JBLawnService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I transport a 52" on a 5x10 trailer, plus a snapper rider(turning it sideways. Not a problem. I can keep all my equipment on the trailer and it fits in my garage.
  5. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    I have a 52 and 36 walk behind on my 10 foot trailer. It fits but I would deffinetly go with the 12 or bigger.
  6. bhudson525

    bhudson525 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a 5 x 12 and It works great for me.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I think 2 mowers would be a little crowded, I have a 6.5x12 and I have room for 2 mowers an edger and my lawn boy push mower
  8. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Try to get a 6' by 10', it works better at same time not overhanging you garage. Loading a 52" and parking a 36" across it. The 52" can manuver out easier on 6' than on a 5' width trailer. I tried one time a 52" Lazer on a 5 by 10 and the width slow you down, had to tip toe trying not to scratch the deck off the side rail. The 6' width is the perfect for 2 mowers, you can custommade them anyway.
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I have a 6X10 that I use to haul a 36" and a 21". I have LOTS of room to spare. I'm sure I could get another larger W/B on there if I turned the 36" sideways.
  10. mowerman52

    mowerman52 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    i have a 5'x10' trailer and i haul around a 52" Ferris and a 36" Ferris at the same time and it is a very tight squeeze. i have to back the 52" on first then back the 36" on because that is the only way it will fit. there is plenty of width to the trailer but it is too short.

    2 recomendations:
    a.) get a longer trailer if you can afford it. preferably a 5x12 that will give you room for more mowers. (growth potential)
    b.) the 5x10" that i have is tricky to back up. the shorter wheel base makes the trailer very sensitive to the changes in direction.

    i have used both a 5x10 and a 5x12 and the longer trailer holds more and is easier to back up.

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