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Trailer Questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GLS, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    Hi, I am looking into purchasing a new trailer. I currently use a small 4'x8' trailer that hauls the rider. I am looking for something a little bigger that can also carry a couple of trim mowers and the hand-held equipment, and maybe even some loads of mulch etc.

    I havn't looked around much, but I don't want anything bigger than a 6'x12' because my garage isn't big enough for a larger trailer.

    I ran across a new 6x12 open landscape trailer (barron fabrication) with siderails and a ramp gate. No brakes, but I won't be hauling much (being towed with half-ton by the way).

    Price is $1200, is that high?
  2. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

    I'd check with Capt. Devo. He was selling some pretty nice trailers.

    The age old advice (from here) ...you may want to go with a little larger trailer. I had struggled with trying to fit it all on a 12' then I wrecked it and wanted to find a 14'. I could only find a 16' and I am VERY glad I went with it.
  3. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    That trailer would go for about 2k in my area. Trailers are expensive around here. I got a 5x10 I paid $1700 for.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Dang that is high. I just bought a new one last week. !6", tandem axle, aluminum tread fender wells, 4" gate, electric brakes and emergency "break away" brakes, 1" side rails which are removable, all for $1340.

  5. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    One of the many perks of living in Wa. State. lol
  6. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I guess it depends on your area. Around here a heavy duty 16' dual axle with drop gate goes for about $1200.00. I am also one of the people who started out with a 6x12 and out grew it rather quickly. Good advise to go with a bigger trailer than you need at the time. Good luck.
  7. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    we have trailers in s.e. iowa (Ft. Madison) and west central florida (Tarpon Springs)

    click here to view

    i have a special on a 6x16 lawn service, tandem 3500# axles, New 15" tires and white spoke wheels, 4' gate, 1 trimmer rack, 2x8 treated floor, fold-up jack, light protectors, etc. without mesh sides $1099

    i also have a few used ones!

    i'm 1.5 hours from the quad cities.

  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    No way would that trailer cost $2,000 around here. $1200 tops i would think. And trailers are even cheaper in the midwest.
  9. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    plus that pic of that trailer looks like it would have alot of tounge weight
    i would shop around some more .search around on h&h's site there are a ton of dealers in IA and a few in IL plus they will custom build your trailer to what ya need

  10. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    That is a very reasonable price on that trailer. My only concern would be what type of steel is used for frame, gate and screening. I purchased a 1999 6X16 carry on and a 2000 6X12 carry-on. Both trailers will hold the equipment used by each crew, but...
    1. The tailgates used angle iron for supports and edges as ooposed to c-channel - can't haul a skidsteer.
    2. screening material is very light weight and rider/standers bust through screen w/in a year. We replaced w/ very heavy expanded metal at a cost of about $300/trailer.

    Price should not always dictate purchase. Some trailer manufacturers have higher prices, but their quality warrants that.


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