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What Size Trailer??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by yardsurfer, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. yardsurfer

    yardsurfer LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 80

    Would you need to fit a 36in mower with velke, and a 48in mower with velke?

    I forgot the size of my bosses trailers.
     
  2. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    5'x12' minimum. 6'x14' would be better. Or leave some extra room and go with 6'6" x16'
     
  3. yardsurfer

    yardsurfer LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 80

    Thanks, I was thinking atleast 12ft would probally be the minimum.
     
  4. FosterGroundsMaint

    FosterGroundsMaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    8.5 x 16 :)

    That's what I use for my 36
     
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    if you can afford it , get the 16...trust me...been there done that mistake...the difference in cost is small...difference in useable space? .....priceless
     
  6. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Go with larger than you need!!!!
     
  7. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    believe him
    believe him
    believe him
    and believe him...
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    You can fit in on small trailers. You need enough to grow into. I have a 6'.5"x12' trailer and a 7'x18' trailer. I ran a 6'x14' before. I use the smallest trailer now as I can which is the 12' during mowing season. It allows me into residential areas easier. During leaf season or times I need more equipment I use the 18'. Get enough trailer you can grow into for a while. Then you can upgrade later.
     

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