Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by castle555, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. castle555

    castle555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    What's the best type of utility trailer? What width x length works best? Is a solid side landscape trailer better than an enclosed cargo type for a lawn service business? It seems like a 6 x 10 or 5 x 8 would work best
    Tow vehicle is a 3/4 Ton pickup 4 x 4. I previosly owned a 3-ton dump trailer with tandem axle -don't want one of those.
    In your experience, which manufacturer makes the best quality trailer for the money?
    What about buying used versus new?
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    6x12 single axle is good for two walk behinds and a ztr rider.
  3. castle555

    castle555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    thanks for the information.
  4. eco.lawns

    eco.lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Size depends on your equipment, park your mowers in a row on your driveway then measure how much length they take up. I would say a minimum of 6x12 but thats on if your running more than mush mowers. As far as type of trailer that can go either way. An enclosed keeps your mowers out of the elements but a landscape trailer is more versatile because you can load from the top things like mulch,debris,and clippings.
  5. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    It all depends on what you want to do with it and how much you need. When I bought mine (a 16'x84" open landscape utility trailer). It was overkill, but I've almost outgrown it now and definitely found other uses since I've had it. Might be worth thinking about an enclosed trailer, just for the ability to keep everything locked up and dry. But the open trailer has it's extra uses too. So my advice is to carefully assess your needs. I bought mine new, but I certainly wouldn't be opposed to a used trailer, just look at it real good.
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. castle555

    castle555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    very nice setup looks practicle and efficient.

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