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    Lightweight Trailer Recommendations

    Hello Green Tractor Fans
    Looking for suggestions for a lightweight trailer for transporting my new X758 with a 54" deck.
    Any ideas or suggestions are much appreciated.
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    I brought my 455 with 54" deck home on a 5x8 single axle trailer. It fit with an inch to spare with the deck discharge chute held up. Length wise it fit but didn't have much room to move it for weight distribution. I would go with a 6x10 trailer. If you want to keep it light a metal mesh floor will cut down on the weight.
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    If you want really lightweight you could get one of the folding trailers in a box. Some assembly required but in the end they can be found rated for up to 1800 lbs. pretty reasonably priced too at around $350.

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    I used the heck out of one of these before I bought a pickup. Used 3/4" treated plywood for a floor, wouldn't hesitate one bit for 1500 or so pounds at highway speeds.

    http://m.harborfreight.com/1720-lb-c...ler-62647.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsw686 View Post
    I brought my 455 with 54" deck home on a 5x8 single axle trailer. It fit with an inch to spare with the deck discharge chute held up. Length wise it fit but didn't have much room to move it for weight distribution. I would go with a 6x10 trailer. If you want to keep it light a metal mesh floor will cut down on the weight.
    I just bought a used 6'X10' open trailer for towing my2014 X540 with a 54" deck. It weighs about 900 pounds. With my 700 pound tractor I will be under the 2,000 tow limit of my '01 Wrangler. I'll let you know how it works. I'm picking it up Monday after they install the hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberShanks View Post
    I used the heck out of one of these before I bought a pickup. Used 3/4" treated plywood for a floor, wouldn't hesitate one bit for 1500 or so pounds at highway speeds.

    1720 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Super Duty Folding Trailer

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    This thing isn't wide enough to work with a 54" deck. It will definitely hit the fenders. You spent good money on a quality tractor. Get a good trailer & tie downs.
    I see this all the time. Guys will spend $30K on a motorcycle then use Xmas ribbon to tie it down. Had a guy that would not maintain his $25K bike that he drove every day. What chance did his trailer have? None, it rolled in Yellowstone with 2 bikes on it.
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    Think about if you have any other use for the trailer. I borrowed a friends a few times and realized I need a bigger one. I bought a 14x7 landscape trailer. Now that got to be too small and I bought a 5 ton car hauler 20 foot long. Now I'm looking at a deckover. I've got a trailer problem.

    Seriously, give it some thought and buy once. Here many of the used trailer are almost as much as new. Most of the used ones I've seen here are close to junk.
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    I'd probably look at Tractor Supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    Think about if you have any other use for the trailer. I borrowed a friends a few times and realized I need a bigger one. I bought a 14x7 landscape trailer. Now that got to be too small and I bought a 5 ton car hauler 20 foot long. Now I'm looking at a deckover. I've got a trailer problem.

    Seriously, give it some thought and buy once. Here many of the used trailer are almost as much as new. Most of the used ones I've seen here are close to junk.

    Hate to say this you bought a 7w x 14L not a 14w x 7L trailer..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    Think about if you have any other use for the trailer. I borrowed a friends a few times and realized I need a bigger one. I bought a 14x7 landscape trailer. Now that got to be too small and I bought a 5 ton car hauler 20 foot long. Now I'm looking at a deckover. I've got a trailer problem.

    Seriously, give it some thought and buy once. Here many of the used trailer are almost as much as new. Most of the used ones I've seen here are close to junk.
    That happened to me as well. After the tractor barely fit on my 5x8 I picked up a PJ 18ft 5ton car hauler to use for the tractor and hauling the Jeep to the trails. If you go this route I highly recommend getting stake pockets and a rubrail. I built 2ft tall wooden sides that sit in the stake pockets allowing me to load 7 cubic yards of mulch. You really can't have too much trailer unless you don't have a place to park it or a vehicle large enough to tow it.
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