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Who is using a 5x8 trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cpt87gn, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I was thinking of buying a good 5X8 trailer .If you use one hows is it working out for you what do you put on it Im planning on having a 36" wb and maybe one or two 21" push mowers and 2 trimmers 1 stick edger backpack blower gas can rakes ect I mite just go with the 5x10 keep in mind Im only planning on doing residential Mow Trim and Blow and i dont have any accounts yet
    I know i should get the biggest trailer i could afford but If i grow ill just get a bigger trailer in the future thank you

    pictures would be great
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    5X8 is too small even for what you're looking to do. I started out with a 5X8, a 21 and a 36. Most 36" mowers will take up most of a 8 foot trailer by themselves. Do yourself a favor and get the 6X12 trailer to begin with. That way you at least have some room to grow. Here's a pic of my first trailer.

  3. Steven B

    Steven B LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Messages: 99

    With my ZTR in my 5x8, I could fit a 21" push mower sideways & thats it!
  4. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I pull one behind JD Gator for on site jobs but thats it. It works good for mulch, edgings, and lots of hardscape jobs but I use a 8.5x20" enclosed for a mowing trailer.
  5. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I agree with getting the bigger trailer but im basically going to have the 36wb and one 21 push mower Im not going tobe doing to much landscaping because i dont have any experiance doing mulch flower ect plus parking is an issue ill be doing mostly small residentian newer subdivisions and the parking space is limited
  6. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I started out with a 5x8, but it aggravated me everyday! Never big enough. Your 36 will likely take up most of the room, then you will have to keep your walk behinds in the pickup, and thats a pain:hammerhead:. I just upgraded to a 6x14 and I love it! Should have started out with that one.
  7. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    I ran a 5X10 for a few years with a 48" wb and with a rack for trimmer/stick edger and blower it worked fine...I could hold 2 yds mulch and wheelbarrow when doing mulch..in the fall I put on sides to hold leaves...if you go with a 5X8 don't go with something cheaply made...also consider the money you put into it will you be able to get it back if you decide to sell it when you need to upgrade in size. I've read on here many times that certain size trailers although bigger may be cheaper because of abundance in the market or need and same in resale maybe harder to sell if it is not a desirable size
  8. cpt87gn

    cpt87gn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    if i do get one ill get the pipetop good quality like the big tex
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i think a 5' x 8' is a good size to start out with depending on what your equipment is. i started with it and although i upsized the every next season i still have the thing and put sides on it to haul mulch and debris.
  10. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    A 5 by 10 will suite you just fine I put a 21 32 48 and sometimes a small leaf vac on mine it works just fine

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