Which Trailer?? need help deciding

KPZ Enterprises

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Malvern, PA
Hey guys, soon the new season will be upon us n i am going to need a bigger trailer but cant really decide which one to get...there are 3 brands iv been looking at, Appalachian trailers, Belmount machine, and Pequea... Sizes im looking at are 18ft or 20ft in 7k or 10k gvw... i really like the construction of the appalachian trailers and own one of there dump trailers now but im not to sure about the 2ft dove tail...do any of you use a dove tail n if so does it catch the ground alot?? I am upgrading from a 16ft now but need more room. Im towing 2 Zrts and walk behind most of the time and a skid steer some of the time....here are the links to maunufatures websites.... sorry for the long txt n thanks for future input....

http://www.appalachiantrailers.com/utility-trailers/sd-tandem-landscape-7k-10k-12k.php

http://www.belmontmachine.com/utility-landscape-trailers.php

http://www.pequea.com/trailers/utility-trailers
 

KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Erie, PA
I don't own any of those, but I have been to the Appalachian facility near Salem OH. They looked to be built very well and the quality control seemed very important to them.
 
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KPZ Enterprises

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Malvern, PA
those are the 3 big names/best construction that the dealers sell around me n thats y i picked those.....which length do you guys operate with?
 
I would not get a deck over for mowers. A regular trailer will work better. Make sure you get the ramp built about 5' long and with the square stock steel uprights with tight 6-8" spacing or you'll have sag issues. Because the trailer is going to have 7K axles it is going to sit higher and thus need a longer ramp so you don't hang up the deck of your mowers. Twin electric brakes are a must. Get LED lights as well. Incadescent lights suck.

You can get extra ramps for your skid that will be easy to store under the trailer.
 

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