What size trailer to buy

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cody bishop, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. cody bishop

    cody bishop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    i am 15 and I am planning to buy a trailer for my equipment in the next few years I want to have room for a stand on mower a 24 inch push mower some hand tools string trimmer back pack blower and occasionaly just the stand on and a lawn tractor what size enclosed trailer should I go with
  2. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    7’x16’ I think this is the best size for multiple reasons. Easy to backup larger trailer, more capacity in terms of space and gvwr, and can be used for a variety of jobs. No matter what, get a dual axle, if one tire blows you aren’t risking catastrophe. Would be bad to have a blowout on a single axle trailer if you had commercial mowers on there...Plus you will find you outgrow space rather fast as business picks up. Welcome to LS
  3. R&ROutdoorservicesofMI123

    R&ROutdoorservicesofMI123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    It all depend on how big you want your business, if you want to expand what size the mowers. if you have a your riding mower and your walk behind are between 36 and 53 I would get a a 7'x16' but if you have smaller mowers I would get a 5'x10'.

    Bob Nelson
    Owner of R&R Outdoor Services of Michigan
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  4. Balrog

    Balrog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Dual axles are rare & expensive near me. Singles are very common and affordable. Seems the duals are sized for heavy equipment (bobcats & loaders, oh my!)
    Suggestions on make/models to look for?
  5. TColemanP

    TColemanP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    8' wide x 20' long is my recommendation. You can fit pretty much any combination of mowers and still have room. Any time you think you need a certain size trailer, go ahead and get the next size up.

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,973

    My 14 ft open serves me well for mowing as a solo op.
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  7. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 2,583

    I have a 5x10 open. Looking at 14 or 16 now. The 5 x 10 will get real small real quick. Get bigger than you think you need because your needs will probably change.
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  8. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,486

    What you're towing the trailer with makes a big difference too. Most people will tell you to get the biggest trailer you can afford. If you're truck can tow it, you'll love it. Don't be overly worried about its size, you learn where you can and can't go. Unless your route is in really tight spaces.
    I started with a 6x12, it fit my Exmark 60", my 36" walk behind and a push mower. So it was a good size for solo guy. Eventually I got a 7x16 open, then an 8x16 enclosed, now I have a 22' open. You'll always want a bigger trailer.
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  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,840

    Don't forget the room to walk around equipment and room for a few barrels to hold trimmings and debris.
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  10. AL's

    AL's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,047

    This ^^
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