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    Trailer size

    I am being gifted a 60 inch exmark commercial commercial mower. 1 question- what size trailer should I purchase? Bigger than 5 by 8?

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    Re: Trailer size

    Quote Originally Posted by Georj1 View Post
    I am being gifted a 60 inch exmark commercial commercial mower. 1 question- what size trailer should I purchase? Bigger than 5 by 8?
    I would go larger than 5' wide because the discharge chute will add some width, plus the mower might be a few inches wider than 60. Maybe get a 6x8?
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    Re: Trailer size

    I have always said this especially after helping work the accidents of trailers tearing away from the vehicle or just plain wrecking from blown tires, spend the extra money and get a real trailer, get a dual axle and something big enough where you can carry your mower and other items at the same time.
    Get a dual axle 6'X12' or "6' X16' if you have a ATV, UTV or something else you might haul"
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    Re: Trailer size

    Quote Originally Posted by Georj1 View Post
    I am being gifted a 60 inch exmark commercial commercial mower. 1 question- what size trailer should I purchase? Bigger than 5 by 8?
    If you are getting the ZTR free you should at least be able to afford a nice, new trailer for it!! I'd recommend a 6 X 12.

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    Cool Re: Trailer size

    Bear in mind that the shorter the trailer the more difficult it is to back up.

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    Re: Trailer size

    Quote Originally Posted by Georj1 View Post
    I am being gifted a 60 inch exmark commercial commercial mower. 1 question- what size trailer should I purchase? Bigger than 5 by 8?
    60 inches equal 5 feet so there's a possible clue. Really depends on what you plan to do. As in what else you will you haul around and how often. If you have a place to store it I'd recommend a 6x12. I have a 5x10 and wish it was bigger.
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    Re: Trailer size

    My trailer is 63 ins. wide and I can't put a 60 in. mower on it.

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    Re: Trailer size

    Quote Originally Posted by Georj1 View Post
    I am being gifted a 60 inch exmark commercial commercial mower. 1 question- what size trailer should I purchase? Bigger than 5 by 8?
    If your mower is a sixty inch mower you'll want nothing smaller than a 6x12, most 6x12 trailers will measure about 76 to to 79 inches wide so it would give you the necessary room for the Exmark. If you need a single or duel wheel trailer would depend on what your going to be doing with it or how big a load weight wise you carry. Most single axle trailers are rated to carry 3500 or so lbs.

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