Which trailer is better

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cpt87gn, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Im looking to buy a used trailer and there a lot on craigslist which one is a better trailer im going with a 5x10 or 6x10 solid sides or the regular sides
    pros and cons thank you


  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Doesn't matter, they're both too small.
  3. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    yeah I know that i should start with a 12ft or longer and allthat but im going with the 10ft for now are the solid sides way more heavyer because im not planning on getting a big truck and i mite have to start with my 2006 jeep commander V6 untill i buy a truck
    thank you
  4. cbegap

    cbegap LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    What are the solid sides made of, wood or steel? I can't tell from the pictures. I would go with the bigger one and just put the sides in myself of plywood. I'm fighting for every inch of space on my trailer. I might change my mind if you said you were going to be hauling a ton of bulk mulch, the solid's sides look higher. Chances are though if you are just starting out, you will have small mulch jobs and bags are really convenient and you wouldn't need the sides so much. I also don't like how far forward the jack on the solid trailer is. You have to be real careful with a tail gate and the jack handle on one like that.
  5. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    the pictures are just for example but the solid side one im intrested in there metal sides
    I like the pipetop trailer how do you bolt the trimmer traps on those
  6. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    i have a 5x10 with high mesh sides. im going to a 6x12 this year and going with low sides.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Don't buy a trailerman trailer. They are trash. My buddy bought one and had to reweld the TONGUE after a year!!! He also had to redo the ramp and from cage. I would stay away from them if I was you.

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