Trailer help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Supper Grassy, May 17, 2007.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    looking at a 6 X 12 trailer.
    what is best front end on a trailer
    single bar or A shape?

    how do you guys organize trailer
  2. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    For most open trailers you get the "A" tongue. I would guess if you found a single straight tongue trailer it would be lighter duty or more boat trailer styled. Most of the "A" frame tongues support the entire front of the trailer as they will continue under the bed until just ahead of the first axle. As far as organizing place your heavy equipment near or over the axle and the smaller stuff in the front with maybe a tongue box or elevated equipment cage/box. Remember, 10% of the total trailer loaded weight needs to be on the tongue (3500# trailer = 350# tongue weight). Trimmer racks on the sides for some or in a locking cage for me with my blower and hoses. Do a search on "trailer setup" and you should find more ideas. Good luck!
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Go with the "A" shape front end trailer ... that's the commercial style and is heavier duty !!

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