Which trailer??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by noahb195, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    Ok, is it even worth it to get a 7x12ft tandem axle which ill soon outgrow rather than a 7x14ft tandem axle just for a few hundred dollars more? The 7x14 sounds the wa to go to me.

    Let me know
  2. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    A 8X16 is even better, the extra foot wider is big. My next trailer will be 8 wide. If I had a 8 wide now I could unload the 48 without unloading the 36.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,096

    I would depend on the how it would be used. Is this your first and only trailer, then get a 14' its a great size and can handle 2 ZTR's which may not fit on the 12'. If this will be another to a large fleet just get the smallest you can get away with to save cost and to give you slightly more load capacity. I will stress that you get it with brakes already installed, preferably both axles and even better if you get the hydraulic surge brakes.
  4. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    We have a like a 5x8 trailer and that thing is a POS. I want to get a trailer that can hold 2 mowers leave room for growth with my upcoming company. I will most likely go with the 14 since it sounds the best to me
  5. Mow4It

    Mow4It LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Go with the 7 x 14 tandem if you need the room. A 7 x 12 with tandems is overkill. If everything you have fits well on a 7 x 12 footprint then get a single axle because you will spend a lot of $$$ over the life of the trailer on tires if you have tandems. The 3500lb axle and your truck will handle the load fine. In time you will probably find that it really comes down to do you want a 7 x 12 single axle or a 7 x 16 tandem because if you have a 7 x 14 you will wish you had a 16 footer. lol

    Messages: 1,343

    You will most likely find that you will use all available space on any size trailer. We thought our 16ft enclosed may be to big bt we use it all.
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  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    16' with interior fends is the way to go. You can't have too much space.
  8. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 994

    Is this open or enclosed?
    Over 12' Tandem IMO
    If you are going to have this build and its open and you do not wont a tandem then ask them to use a 5200lbs axle. Just look around your area at most of the singles are bent. I know it said you can load it to 3500lbs but if you get close to that and hit a hole or run a curb and drop the trailer.
    That 3500lbs may turn into 5000-7000 lbs. Really check the weight of your equipment everything you may be surprized. I am ordering my 8-14 enclosed this week 12OC floor and 5200lbs tandem.
  9. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    Most likely open. Enclosed in the future
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