Trailer question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by drains, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. drains

    drains LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Is a trailer made of pipe more durable than one made of angle iron? If I am going to haul a couple of mowers do I need brakes? If so do I need them on one axle or both? I am about to purchase a 6'6 x 14 top hat utility trailer. Any other advise on trailers is appreciated. thanks
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    This question will get many different answers .
    (IMO) angle iron can be just a durable and strong, it's more preference than anything. As for brakes some trailers have electric braking others no, sure $$$ makes the difference either way..
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    Personally, I think over 2000lbs you need brakes depending on what the tow vehicle is. You really need to check with your local DOT. In most places if you are using the truck and trailer for money you are a commercial vehicle and are required to have brakes on all axles along with a breakaway.

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