What size trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mwalz, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    any half ton on up can handle a 16-18ft trailer hauling two mowers and some other equipment no problem. Would a 3/4 ton be better... yes, but the half ton is fine. I've done it plenty of times.
  2. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I pull with an f-150 with the tow package, and my mom will have a hard time for me wanting to get a 12' trailer even though i may need it in the future because it is not a necessity at the moment. The 8' is too small and a 10' trailer is not that long. Even in a year i can sell the 10' for almost what i paid for it if i need to. Good point on the a-frame trailer. Keep the suggestion coming.
  3. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 550

    I've had two big tex traikers and live them not to mention when you go sell it they hold their value especially when they hear it's a bigtex. But anyways have a 6x12 and actually wish I had a 6x14! I have a 50" dixie chopper and a 36 tt and it's real tight !
  4. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Yeah you gotta keep in mind the space you have at home I suppose. Hadn't really thought about that. When I was 19, me and two buddies bought a 22 foot camper and my parents just about s h i t their pants when I brought it home and parked it in the driveway
  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    I'm talking like ranger - s10 small
  6. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    Haha, i don't think my parents will let me keep it in the drive way, but i live on 2 acres, and there is plenty of room for a 10'-18' trailer. I could even fit a tractor trailer in my driveway because it is pretty good size.
  7. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    I used a 6.5x12 single axle the first couple of years then went to a 7x16 enclosed solo operator here.
  9. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    I know you are on a budget, this trailer is better than the first line you posted imo. If you are just hauling mowers, not a bad trailer. If you want to do mulch, not so good. If you plan on doing mulch and clean ups I would look for something like this trailer:

  10. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    I started out with a 5x10 and ended up with a 5x14 before I ended up getting a storage space other than my garage....I used my garage as my shop space, which limited me to a 5 foot wide trailer due to the width of the actual garage door, a 6 foot wide trailer with wheel wells wouldnt fit

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