What size enclosed trailer should I get?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by StihlBR600, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    Im looking at getting an enclosed trailer soon. Im either getting a 16 or 18 ft but havent decided yet. Also im not sure whether or not to get an 8.5 ft or 7 ft wide. I have a 61" scag and im growing every year so might have 2 mowers pretty soon. What do you guys prefer that have enclosed trailers? feel free to post some pictures!
  2. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Defentlay get the 8.5 foot if your planing on using it as a mobile workshop think about even going with a 20 ft
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  3. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    Go as big as you can, - if your growing every year you may use the extra space before you know it. 8.5 is great. 20 foot would be nice.
  4. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Get the 20' man, if you are in it to win it....you will not be disappointed. Then get it all Logo and Designed up! Your trucks, shirts, etc. Spend the money if you can, it will pay itself back quick...

  5. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Can you post pics of the inside of your trailer?
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  6. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    8X20 is a nice size, ours is 8.5X20. If I was to get another one it would be 8X20.
  7. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    20 ft is crazy big! I dint even think i have enough room at my house for a 20ft. Im going to get a 8.5 x 18. It will be lettered. How do you guys feel about lettering the back door or your trailer? is it worth it?
  8. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    I don't see why it wouldn't be, think about when you're in traffic. If you're lettering is eye catching it'll be looked at plus, what else are they going to be looking at with an 18x8.5 trailer in front of them.
  9. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I have an 8.5x20 and it is a nice size. One thing I did notice when shopping brands was the 20' car haulers almost always have a dovetail, and some of the 16' and 18' I have seen do not. Depending on what you load in the trailer, a 20' or 24' might have the rear wheels parked on the dovetail. My last mower in is parked like that and so far not a big deal. OTOH, no dovetail on a higher riding 16'/18' might have a somewhat sharp ramp angle. Just something to think about.
  10. Poorboy's landscaping

    Poorboy's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I run a 7 x 16ft enclose. I love it. If I was going to do it again it would have been 8 or 8.5 wide. It gets tight in there with wackers and blower hanging on the wall and a 60" z.
    As soon as I can figure my photo bucket password out I'll post pics.

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