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Trailer decision

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by milkie62, May 3, 2010.

  1. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Two years ago when I started I bought a 7x12 Bri-Mar dump trailer with a landscape gate.Could not afford 2 trailers at same time so I thought this would cover me until I could get another one.
    Have been looking at 7x18 trailers since I need around 78-80" with the bagger blower mtd.I also do some brush hog work with my farm tractor so I need the 18' length.My question is I do not know which one to get --- a 7000 lb or the 10000 lb GVW trailer.Difference is $1200.00.The 7000lb will carry my tractor and brush hog with about 300 lbs to spare.
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Go two foot longer and get the heavy.
  3. timberbrook

    timberbrook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I second that 1grnlwn. You cannot make a short trailer longer. Room to grow is good. It could be the difference between one trip vs. two when hauling bark/stone/soil ect......
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Get the 10000 lbs GVW trailer. 300lbs to spare is not a lot so you will max the 7000lbs trailer out pretty easily.
  5. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I'm pretty sure they offer 10kgw, 12k, and 14. I would not go with the 10k because that trailer has to weigh atleast 4k empty. I prefer my 6x12 over my 7x14 heavy duty simply because of the weight. You deffinetly feel the difference. Also, bri-mar doesnt make an 18ft trailer. Well, actually they do, but they're the new tripple axle trailers... which look pretty bad ass
  6. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    I gotta find time and go and look.I really only want a landscape trailer with an occasional tractor transport for brush hogging.Trying to get away from the extra weight.
  7. crhoades68

    crhoades68 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 71

    I'd go longer and stronger. I like too many others have not stretched and regretted that decision later.

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