what trailer size is needed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jsf343, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,785

    I am trying to visualize what size trailer (preferably enclosed) could house the following...
    1 scag tiger cub 52" or a Ex mark TTHP 52"
    1 Ex mark 36"
    1 Honda 21"

    or could you fit 2 tiger cubs and the others as well?

    I have a 6x12 right now and it is getting very cramped. I carry a Toro 52", the 36" Ex mark and 2 honda's. Obviously I am needing more space for future equipment purchases. Would a 7x14 still be to small?
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I would jump to atleast an 8x18. I have a 7x18 and it's cramped IMO.
  3. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I think a 6.5x16 is good. I would go as big as you could now, you'll out grow your trailer in no time. I didn't listen to that and im selling my trailer right now and going to a 16' trailer. Good luck
  4. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,785

    Good advice, the only thing I worry about is narrow lanes, tight streets that kind of thing. I will check them out though and go from there.


  5. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    go a 18 ft you will need it and this way you will have a bit of room to expand also to ease navigation you might think about a GN hitch if you have a 1/2 to 3/4 ton truck . Ihave a 16 ft now and I can put a turf tiger and a saber tooth on my traile but have no room for my Sarlo 26 " mower
  6. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    at least a 40footer man....i think what u got is good but if ur pullin it with anything small than 1/2 ton id go with a 16 footer if biger a 18footer both by 7wide
  7. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Id go with the 16-18 footer if you can afford it
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i have a 7x14ft with a 48wb 36wb and a 21, and i think its a tight fit
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Personally it boils down to some planning and proper loading, I only carry what I need for the day, I like my 6x12, even if it's a teenie bit too small on the odd day, it's plenty enough all the rest of the year.

    At least half the time all I have loaded is the 48", why carry extra machines, just gotta plan yards accordingly... Say you have 16 on the schedule and you can do 8 with the 52" but the other 8 with the 36", then you split them into two days in that way and carry less with you.

    That's what I do anyhow, one day off either way don't hurt the grass-cutting schedule, I wouldn't go past 2 thou.
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I always like to carry an extra machine just in case one goes down then you still have a back up to get you through the day

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