Trailer ? What size do i need?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mbigred, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    WHAT SIZE TRAILER DO I NEED TO HAUL ? a 32' wb 44" wb 2-21" push mowers 2- gas blowers 3- trimmers but on a 3-trimmer rack 2- gas cans i now have a 5x8 mesh gate less than a year old that i will be selling i just want to haul all of this and stay with using my ranger truck to pull it or if i have to i can us the bigger truck f250 4x4 any help needed. iam thinking 6x12 no side gate? or 6x14 no side gate? or beaver tail?:confused:
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    As stated before someone said lay out all the equipment on the garage floor or drive way and measure how much space it takes up. Then you know how much space you'll need.

    Going from a 5x8 trailer to a 6-7x12 trailer can be a trailer that ways about 300 more. So depending on the weight off your equipment I think your ranger will do ok and get much better gas mileage.
  3. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 354

    Lay everything out and figure out what size you ned, then go bigger. Over the years you will change equipment and need a bigger trailer. I started out with a 6.5X12 if i had it all to do over again I would have started with a 6.5X16
  4. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    iam looking at 6x12 with gate but do i need a trailer with a dovetail ? when i load the 5x8 trailer now i have tilt the bed down so the mower deck dose not bottom out and the new 6x12 dose not tilt so what do guys do?
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I would get a dove tail. I'd go with a 77"x12 PJ. I don't think you can get a side gate on a 12' but could be wrong.
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  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,978

    Get a trailer with a drop axle or longer ramp gate. If you are running a single axle you could also have your trailer hitch up higher to drop the rear of the trailer, just don't so that with a multi axle trailer.
  7. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    the trailer is setting level with the truck to. and with a6x12 looks like i have 24inch of room in back and 12inch on one side so should i look at a 7x12 with a side gate or no gate? or a 6x14 with no side gate just a rear gate ?
  8. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    Can you make a a- frame tilt?
  9. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    just read my??? iam going to buy one this week end need your help GUYS:confused::confused::confused::cry:
  10. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I would look at 16 foot one vs a 12 foot. And if you want enclosed I would say 18 footer. Plus the enclosed trailer is a nice place to keep all your stuff in. No loading or unload every day.

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