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Truck Needed to Pull This?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SLC LLC, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    I am looking into the purchase of a new truck and also a new enclosed trailer. I am looking into either a 20' or 24' trailer. Would a 2500 or 250 pull that alright? I hope to go Diesel truck as well. I know there are a lot of things that vary in this question in terms of what would go in the trailer, etc., but we focus mainly on mowing. So there will be walk-behinds in there, along with some smaller items.
  2. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Yes, it will pull fine especially if you get a deisel. I have a small 4.8ltr v8 and i pull a 18ft enclosed fine. Just make sure you get a good brake controller. I have the prodigey and love it. A deisel will toss a 20ft around just fine
  3. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    I may be wrong, but I think I remember at one time someone posted on here about a longer tongue on the enclosed trailer that made it easier to maneuver. Can anyone shed some more light on this???
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Is this enough light for ya! One of my employees cranked the wheel a bit much on my f450. Damn, that trailer is new this year.

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  5. the cleanup man

    the cleanup man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    need help after 1 year in business looking to upgrade tractor to ztr or walk-behind am in stockbridge,ga area where is a good place to shop for used equipment what to look for thank you the cleanup man
  6. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i think if you have a flat bad or a dump, i would get the extended tounge, otherwise i dont think it matters.
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Go 1 ton or bigger because you won't have to worry about being overloaded. 3/4 ton trucks will pull a 30 ft enclosed but a 1 1/4 ton truck will do it all day long and with a load in the back as well. Thats just my thoughts. I have pulled a 24 ft enclosed with my 1500 V6 Chevy.:weightlifter:
  8. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    I am taking it that you have to special order the extended tongue on most trailers? Also, an upgrade to 7000# axles would probably be a wise investment as well???
  9. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Yes, The extended tounge makes it easier to maneuver. I would think 7000lbs axles at least, because after you consider the weight of the trailer you have a big trailer that can only hold 4500lbs (if you get 7000lbs axles). I have 2wb's and a z and with the weight of the trailer i have about 2,000lbs to still load but if you had a 24ft trailer you could add a z and be close to the limit. Also if they have a "landscapers package" its a wise investment. I ordered mine with it and it came with the extended tounge, ramp door, extra light, extra vent, side vents and studs every 16 inches instead of 24 inches.
  10. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    What truck are you lookin at? I'd try and find a deal on a '07 Chev 2500 personally.

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