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Whats everyone got for a trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LB Landscaping, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I'm going to be buying an new trailer VERY soon so I figured I'd ask and see what everyone else has. Looking for info on size and any options you have (love them or hate them). I am leaning to-wards a 6.5X16 ft tandem (open) with 7000lb GVW & a re-enforced ramp gate Looking at Big Tex brand since its the closest dealer around. Will be used mainly for hauling mowers, occasionally for a small Kubota or Skid Steer. Pics of your set up would be great.
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    8x20 enclosed.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    8.5'x25' enclosed, v-nose, also have a 7x20', a 6.5x12', last 2 are open trailers.
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I have a 6.5x16 open, tandom axle,wood floor,drop tailgate,7000.--no brakes.Bought it new for 885.00 at choo choo trailer.Brakes on 1 axle is 125.00 extra.Tires are used, 4 diff. brands but in good shape.:)
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    6.5 x 16, tandem axle, open trailer, with 4.5' mesh sides, trimmer rack, front mesh box, open tool box behind tongue, gas racks on both sides just behind the tires, wood floor (2x6). Want a pic?
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Greenman a pic would be sweet, I am looking at a similar set up.
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,700

    Go with a 7' wide trailer. They are only a little more money and make it a lot easier to haul a tractor or skidsteer.
    I paid 1900.00 for a 7' x 18', 14,000# capacity, with skidsteer ramps. I then paid a welding shop 200.00 to build a 5' expanded metal tailgate ramp that is removeable. When hauling mowers, I use the 5' ramp. When hauling a tractor or skidsteer, I use the two heave duty ramps that came with the trailer.:)
  8. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    If you want to haul around a skid steer or tractor from time to time, get something with at LEAST an 8,000 lb GVW. I have a 7,000 lb GVW landscape trailer and it got screwed up GOOD by moving a skid steer ONCE!
  9. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    7'x20' tandam axle landscape w/box and greentouch racks. 4' split gate 7000 lbs. gvwr.

    8'x20' with 4' dovetail deckover. 14,000 lbs. 5 foot landscape gate on rear(it will hold a full size backhoe)
  10. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

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