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traler breaks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Matts lawn care, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    would i really need breaks on a 6-12 traler if so how much extra would that cost?
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992


    Do you mean you need BRAKES on a TRAILER:confused:

    'Cause I KNOW you don't want a traler with breaks...:hammerhead:
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i was thinking the sme thing..

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Metal Shop To Install $500 Bucks.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    what kinda truck you pulling it with?
  6. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    no i ment will my ford be able to handel that size traler. I will be building sides on it to hual mulch tree limbs and leaf clean up stuff. I have no idea im new to this.

    its a 1997 ford explorer
  7. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    good grief kid, go back to school and learn to spell :hammerhead: and learn to read too, there's a spellchecker button on here just for the dropouts :dizzy:

  8. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    DOT requires brakes on any trailer that weighs more than 30% of the tow Vech.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    i wouldent trust a ford explorer to take me to the grocery store let alone pull a trailer.
  10. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522


    If it's a single axle, I wouldn't bother with brakes. Just don't tailgate others and stay focused on your driving. If it has tandem axles, get one that already has them.

    Not sure about Rickco's comment here in NC. NC basically requires brakes on trailers with anything with a gvwr >3000lb. Check the laws of your state to be sure.

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