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Trailer questions?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cdorris, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. cdorris

    cdorris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm looking at buying a new trailer for this year and just a had question. The trailer I'm looking at is a 14 foot single axle trailer and I'm just wondering would it be smart to go with a duel axle or will the single be fine?
     
  2. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    It depends on how much you're hauling. I've got a 12' single axle trailer. I carry a 48"wb, 52" Lazer w/ Ultra-vac, 21" trim mower, a push blower, and various hand tools, weed wacker, & BP blower. It's a tight fit, but I make it work. If you were to go up to 16', then I'd get a dual axle trailer.
     
  3. Joe25

    Joe25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 14 foot single axle and it works fine. It all depends on what you are going to haul. I have found that the 14 foot trailer meets my needs. I haul mowers, trimmers, blowers, and hand tools and still have room for more. If you are planning on hauling mulch or topsoil, you may want a double axle. But for just mowers and related equipment you should do fine with the 14 foot trailer.
     
  4. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I am looking at either a 5x8 or 6x10 to get started with but Im concerned about the tires. TSC has single axle trailers on sale, $699 for the 6x10, but I think the tires may be too small. They seems like tires you would find on a tilt-bed trailer. I will be hauling a 48" Cub Cadet ZTR and 21" push mower and blower and trimmer in my truck. I like the trailer to start out with because it is something my father can use next year up at our summer home when I upgrade next year when I get my commercial mower for my next venture. Should I be concerned that much with tire size? Opinions? :confused:
     
  5. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    I sold one last year (5X8 W/ gate) That I had bought @ TSC 4 years ago. Can't say I ever had any trouble with the small (12")
    tires, but sold it to buy one with an "A-frame tounge", 15" tires, and wood floor, brakes, jack, ect. Like the Big Tex SA29, with 3' gate.
     
  6. cdorris

    cdorris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    GreatLakesLawnCare
    i would go ahead and get the 6x trailer thats why im having to invest in a new trailer this year. 5 foot was fine with my 48incher, But this year i bought me a new 60 inch and the 5 foot will not work (just a thought).

    Yeah i will be hauling 2 mowers and couple of trimmers and blowers so i should be fine thanks for the info guys..
     
  7. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    did you guys know the cost of trailers went up this year because of the increase in steel prices. I called different dealerships and they all told me the same thing. but if it's a 14ft i would get a double axle. Better to spead a little extra money, instead of wishing you would of in the future...
     
  8. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I own a 14'x6' single and it works fine for 48"ZTR,48"Standon,two 21"ers,BUT if if were to do it again I would have got a 16x6 tandem,The equipment seems to ride alot better on duals.WHATS FUNNY is when I bought the 14' I thought what a big trailer,but there was room for growth and thats what I did ,Next year I will own a 16x6 dually.
     
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I have a 14' double axle and have not regretted it one bit. 7500lb capy is great when you need it. I find it is actually easier to back it with 2 axles. I had a 6X10 prior to that and found it was small.
     
  10. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I got a 6.5x16 last year and have out grown it. Get the biggest that you possibly can!
     

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