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What size trailer will I need?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, May 11, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    What would be the best size open trailer that would hold either of these 2 combinations

    1. a 50 inch Ztr, 36 wb, and 2x21 wb's


    2. 2x36 wb's and 2x21 wb's

    Would I need like a 6x12 or more like 7x16?
  2. CAT MAN

    CAT MAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 330

    I would get the 7*16 just to be safe and you have some room to move around on the trailer
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I started with a 6 X 12 and immediatly went to a 16 ft open. Now im at a 20 ft enclosed. Learn from my mistake, buy the long enclosed from the get go if you can afford it.
  4. CAT MAN

    CAT MAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 330

    yea the inclosed would be better if you can afford it
  5. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    get the biggest that you can afford.you'll be surprised how quick you out grow a little trailer
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I bought a 6x12 and already (1 month) wish I had gotten a longer trailer. I can get by with it but want to add a 4x4x6 dump box on the front part of the trailer for grass clippings. If I do, I'll loose all the room I have and not have space for my push mower. Man I wish I had gotten at least a 16ft long trailer. Oh well, I'll get by with it.
  7. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    get your frickin' tape measure out and figure it out yourself........... my god!!!
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    6x12 will work but 14 ft would be ideal ...
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    20 ft enclosed carmate about 6000 thats what you should start and finish with.
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    try to get the largest you can afford......

    however make sure you have a place to keep it too....

    my damn truck hangs out about 3 feet into the street while parked at my house....

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