Would this trailer work for me?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by esmit108, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a small lawn mowing business going. I'm 21 and in my last year of college. I use a Toro push mower right now, sears edger, stihl fs90r weed eater and stihl br600 backpack blower. I picked up a 36 inch encore walk behind and am about to go get a scag tiger cat 52'' this week. Business has really taken off and I now need a trailer. I already purchased my trimmer rack and blower rack for the trailer. I was thinking about this 6.4 c 14 foot trailer single axle. Would that be good to put an 1,100 pound ztr and a 36 inch walk behind on? Thanks!
  2. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I meant 6.4 x 14
  3. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Hope so I use a 6 x 12 for a 48 inch ztr and walker mower. Selling walker and getting a 36 inch walkbehind
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    What would you be pulling this trailer with?. I suspect that at 21 you will next season quickly over load this trailer with new equipment, over and above what you mentioned.
    Depending on what your pulling your new trailer with, I would make sure you have electric breaks to better protect your self and others.
    easy-lift guy

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    If you can afford it i would probably go with a duel axle. Maybe something with brakes as well.the fourteen ft. Sounds like a good length.
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  6. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Thanks for all the help guys! I really couldn't afford the dual axle tho. I don't plan on getting too big right now as I have a job working at a small amusement park taking care of the grounds. I get paid decently there and go out and mow after work one day and on my day off on Thursday. I went and got the 6.5 x 14 foot trailer today. This weekend I'm going to get my racks on and pick up the scag Monday or Tuesday hopefully. I will post a pic in a minute. It's a big step up for me cause I have been working out of the back of a cargo van for years
  7. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I am pulling it with a 2011 chevy avalanche
  8. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
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  9. esmit108

    esmit108 LawnSite Member
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    Here we go
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    Once you get past a 12' you had better have a 5K axle and not just a weak 3.5K unit. The tailgate is not very well built and the expanded metal is going to end up sagging and getting blown out. There needs to be twice as many uprights in the ramp. The bottom piece of steel in the ramp should be angle just like the top piece.

    Square tube is great for up rights (angle is the worst) but you do not want it used as the base of the ramp. The square tube has thin walls so you don't want one tube being welded to another. You want thicker walled angle used at the bottom of the trailer.

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