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What size trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by hall1000, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. hall1000

    hall1000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I don't think I would drive that far for it lol. True so your better off buying a 6 ft wide trailer but I don't think I will be getting a 60inch mower anytime soon
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  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    When I run the vacuum bagger on my 52" ZTR it almost takes up the whole width of the 6' 4" trailer.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Nice to have the room for clippings/mulch/brush/leaves too. You can put some low plywood sides on it and use it as a general utility trailer as well as for equipment. My first season when I had just a 48 inch walk behind mower I put a 4 foot tall plywood box on the front of my 6 x 12 trailer for leaf cleanups. Leaves in front and mower on the back.

    Most people outgrow a 5 x 10 pretty fast. Yeah it may look a little silly with just a 36 inch and 21 incher on a 6 x 12 at first but I think it's much more usefull overall. Either one really, your call. But I wouldn't go any smaller and you certainly don't need any bigger to start out.

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  4. hall1000

    hall1000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Well im not going to have that big of a mower anytime soon or have a vacuum bagger on a mower. I think i can get a good deal on a 6x12 so i probably will get a 6x12
  5. hall1000

    hall1000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    That it a good idea to put the planks up and like make a box to put your debree in. I was just thinking about putting it in my truck bed but that might be a better idea
  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,038

    I dont understand why there is so many LCO start ups with NO dreams at all i see it so much on these sites . how about instead of buying trailers ad crews so you can get out of the field and into the office making sales , we use alot of pickup truck systems and our biggest mowing crew trailer is 12' with alot of 8'x10 trailers but it dont take 16' trailers for lawn care at all . With what i see you pulling a 6.5x12' will stay for a long long time.
    buy a trailer and when you out grow it add a truck not a bigger trailer ....... a bigger trailer means YOUR still doing all the work .
  7. Robert Pruitt

    Robert Pruitt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    would not go any smaller than a 12'. your a little young to know what you really want to do. i have been doing this as a p/t job since the early 90's while working my f/t job at nite. retired from the full time job in Aug. at 50. do not want to get much bigger than i am now. depending how far you want to go don't think you can over buy a trailer.
  8. hall1000

    hall1000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I think i am just going to go with a 6x12 because almost everyone said to get a 6x12 and only like one or two people said to go with a 5x10.

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