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What to Look for in the Best Enclosed Landscape Trailer for Your Business

What to Look for in the Best Enclosed Landscape Trailer for Your Business

More storage space? Check. Improved safety and security? Check. Dry gear after a sudden downpour? Check. The benefits of owning an enclosed trailer are many, but which trailer is right for you? The best landscape trailer needs to be tough enough to stand up to daily abuse, and strong enough to haul heavy loads. It also needs to be functional and aide in the success of your business.

If you’re considering purchasing a new landscape trailer, read on to learn what to look for in the best enclosed landscape trailer.

Barn Door vs Ramp

One of the most important features of your landscape utility trailer to consider is the door. Enclosed trailers usually come with two different types of door options. One is hinged at the bottom and folds down to create a ramp. The other is a set of doors that open in the middle like barn doors.

The type of door you require depends on your needs. If you are driving equipment in and out of the trailer then a ramp door is a necessity. 

Size and Weight

The size of your trailer is determined by how much equipment you’ll need to carry. Some people try to size down to save money, but it can be a real pain to load and unload a cramped trailer.

Overcrowding your trailer not only makes it difficult to access tools at the back, but it can also lead to equipment damage and personal injury to you or a crew member. It’s better to have a half-full trailer than one that is stuffed to the gills. 

Make sure you know the towing capacity of your truck and that it will be able to handle the weight of the trailer when full.

Number and Type of Axles

There are a couple of choices when it comes to your trailer’s axels. You can choose from leaf spring or torsion axels. Leaf spring uses metal springs, which are heavier but can be easily repaired. Torsion axles are made of rubber and must be replaced when broken. For heavy loads go with leaf spring. 

And for heavier loads or use on rough terrain, look for a trailer with multiple axels. Tandem axle trailers can haul more weight and are more stable, albeit more expensive. 

Wall Thickness

How important is the wall thickness of your trailer? Well, that depends. It would be a bummer to find out the hard way. For a professional who plans to heavily use the trailer on a daily basis, go with thicker walls.

It won’t add too much weight and will be much more durable and resistant to warping and puncture. 

Roof Style

The roof style of your trailer can either be flat or rounded. A rounded roof will give about 6 more inches of headroom over a flat roof. However, a rounded roof can create more drag as it will extend up past the roofline of your truck. If you live in an area with heavy snows, a rounded roof is preferable. 

Which Is the Best Enclosed Landscape Trailer for You?

Whether its 4 feet by 6 feet or a whopping 8 by 32 footer, the best enclosed landscape trailer is one that fits all of your needs. Take the time to consider how much you’ll be hauling, and whether or not your business will expand.

Get in touch with us and we’ll help you find the right trailer for your business!

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