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Will this make a good residential rig???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LDH, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    This is my old 5x8 that I was trying to sell awhile back. I decided to keep it and added some expanded metal sides this weekend. Im going to use it to haul my new Scag and do residentials and small commercial accounts. Trimmer racks will be here UPS this week. I already had that blower rack as a spare. Im going to paint it black I think so itll match. Tell me what you guys think.


    small trailer.jpg

    little trailer.jpg
  2. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    I also painted it and welded on some light mounts up top on the back. I bought a lighting kit and installed the signal lights too.
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    Will the scag fit?:drinkup:
  4. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Yep. Gotta back it on the trailer in order to get off the mower once it's been parked though, otherwise climb over the engine.
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Guess I have never understood the point of the high sides like that... Also, won't you need a 21" at least, to get back yards? Will that fit on there too?
  6. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    I have one and it fits. High sides provide a little security, the ability to haul away limbs, hang equipment and bungy things to it, etc..
  7. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 323

    I agree it will provide those things. Though I have an enclosed trailer, I also have a U-Dump trailer for hauling debris.

    Your trailer is a little small. However, I believe it will serve your purpose until you grow your company.

  8. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Im just going to use this for residentials. When it comes to the 29 acre roadway I mow and the 4 acre lot for the city and things like that I will use my 16' landcape trailer in the picture above to haul my Bad Boy on.
  9. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Here's my bigeger one.

    here it is.jpg
  10. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I guess that is a question only you can answer. I think that if it serves the purpose and your stuff fits on it, it will be a great set up for resi's. Best of luck with it.

    I saw the pics of your Scag on the other thread. Very nice!!!

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