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Trailer UPGRADE size question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Troopers64, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Troopers64

    Troopers64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I am trying to figure what size trailer to buy to replace my 14 ft trailer. It carries all I have now OK. I anticipate purchasing another commercial mower, similar to a 61 inch Scag. I carry two push mowers, 2 blowers, 2 trimmers, 1 edger and 1 hedge trimmer. Lots of hand tools.

    What size trailer are you using to haul the above list with two commercial ZTR's? instead of one?

    Thank You
  2. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    16 ft with 4 ft sides, extra security when u are out, dual axles, bulldog hitch.
  3. jimshack

    jimshack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    7x16. mine was custom made with a ramp gate built to hold a small tractor or skid steer. I can put two 36" wb's side by side and a ztr behind them and still have 4 ft of space behind it.
  4. gtmorgan89

    gtmorgan89 LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 318

    I can barely squeeze 2 60" Toro Diesels on my 14'. I have to put the roll bars up so they don't hit the gate.
  5. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

    Currently using a 14ft Big Tex single axle for my 61" Scag Turf Tiger and 48" Exmark WB. With the collection system and thatcher attached to the scag I have very little room for anything else but once mowing season starts and I take both those attachments off its fine. Weight wise I'm definitely pushing the limits with the single axle and I can see it in how my tires are beginning to wear. Looking for a 16ft open or a 16-18ft enclosed with a extended tongue.
  6. terrypiper

    terrypiper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    just bought a 20' with 4' sides with box on front and 3 place trimmer rack. spring assisted gate assist is a great addition. it is a load trail and i love it. daily i haul push mower, walker 48" ghs, hustler 60" super z and hustler Z, two trimmers, edger two blowers, gas cans, hand tools, etc. it is great i have everything i need on one trailer. i have also hauled my john deere 2520 compact tractor and super z at the same time. in the past i have used two different vehicles and one trailer to haul my equipment. this is so much better and so organized. my banker tried to get me to do this three years ago and of course i "knew" what i wanted, boy was i wrong.
  7. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    bump up to a 18 footer.
  8. Etsugator

    Etsugator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Kinda new to the site but I have a 16x4.5 trailer with side walls. I have one rack for trimmers, one for blower, and carry a 48, 50, and 52 inch mower at a time. I also drive a SUV so I have extra room in the back to throw stuff in. It really depends on how much more stuff you plan on carrying. Is there a reason you would need more than 3 mowers? If so I would go with a 18 or more.
  9. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I am always bouncing between a light 12 footer for fuel economy and a old heavy 16 footer for room. I just bought a new 16 footer that is lighter than my old one. I hope it will be the best of both worlds. Try to buy a dual axel trailer with brakes. 16foot trailers seem to have enough room for two ztrs, a 21 inch push mower. a wheelbarrow and all my other assorted junk goes in a basket on the front of the trailer. a 20 foot trailer is just to big for most days, I would stay around 16ft.
  10. crhoades68

    crhoades68 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 71

    I just bought a 7 x 16 this year and now wish I would have gone to an 18'. Everything fits but it is tight.

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