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Landscape Trailers: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing One

landscape trailer is a type of trailer specifically designed for construction, material hauling, and waste removal, and they come in different sizes and types. Choosing the right landscape trailer is crucial for any landscaping business or person who needs to transport equipment and materials.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different aspects of landscape trailers, including their definition, uses, types, sizes, and features. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right landscape trailer for your needs and budget.


A landscape trailer is a type of trailer designed to transport landscaping equipment, materials, and debris. There are two common types – either open or enclosed. An open trailer has no walls or roof, allowing for easy loading and unloading of equipment and materials. Enclosed trailers protect equipment from the elements, as well as provide theft protection, security, and a rolling billboard for your company. Landscape trailers come in a broad range of sizes and specs, depending on the brand and purposes of the buyer.

They’re often larger than utility trailers. Landscape trailers are also more versatile than utility trailers since they can be used to transport most common types of landscaping equipment and materials.


The size of a landscape trailer depends on several factors, including the size and weight of materials that need to be transported, the towing capacity of the vehicle, and the budget of the operator. Landscape trailers come in different sizes, often ranging from 5 feet by 8 feet to 8 feet by 24 feet or even larger.

Smaller landscape trailers are more affordable and easier to tow, but they have limited capacity. Larger landscape trailers can carry more equipment or material and require a larger vehicle to tow them. Consider all the details that influence your decision so you can count on the trailer you purchase to perform well for years to come.


Landscape trailers are used for a broad scope of construction and outdoor work purposes, including transporting lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, mulch, soil, plants, wood, and electrical supplies. They are also used for hauling debris from landscaping projects.

Using a landscape trailer has several benefits for landscaping businesses. It allows them to transport all their gear in one trip, saving time and money on transportation costs. It also helps them organize their equipment and materials better, making it easier to access them at a moment’s notice.


There are several types of landscape trailers (brands like Sure-Trac Trailers) available on the market, including enclosed cargo trailersequipment trailers, open utility trailers, dump trailerslandscape trailersmotorcycle trailerscar race trailers  and aluminum trailers. Single axle trailers are smaller and more affordable but have limited capacity. Tandem axle trailers are larger and can carry more weight.

The Trailer Depot carries multiple landscape trailer variations which are made out of steel and aluminum. Most of our trailers’ weight capacities range from 2,990 pounds to 16,000 pounds, but if you need more capacity, call us now and we’ll help you out.


Buying a used landscape trailer can be more affordable than buying a new one but may come with risks. Buying a used trailer from a third party can mean hidden damages or wear and tear that may not be immediately visible. However, we inspect all of our used trailers before listing them to ensure our customers end up with reliable, functional products.

On the other hand, buying a new landscape trailer provides peace of mind since it comes with a warranty and is in pristine condition. If you’re ready to do years of work with your trailer, buying new is a wise investment.

When buying a new landscape trailer, always consider factors such as size, weight capacity, features, and price. All details must line up to ensure you have a capable trailer, it doesn’t damage your vehicle, and you can use it efficiently for years to come.


Choosing the right hitch and suspension system for your landscape trailer is vital for safe towing. There are several types of hitches available on the market, including ball hitches, pintle hitches, and fifth-wheel hitches.

The suspension system of your landscape trailer also affects its towing stability. Leaf spring suspension systems are common in landscape trailers since they provide good stability at an affordable price. However, torsion bar suspension systems provide better stability at higher speeds.


Brakes and lighting features are essential safety features for any landscape trailer, too. Most states require landscape trailers to have brakes if they weigh over 3,000 pounds.

There are two types of brakes in landscape trailers: electric brakes and surge brakes. Electric trailer brakes use a vehicle powered activator to energize electromagnets within the brakes. Surge brakes use a mechanical coupler to activate the master cylinder.

Lighting features such as brake lights, turn signals, and running lights are also important for safe towing. LED bulbs are becoming increasingly popular since they last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.


The cost of a landscape trailer depends on several factors such as size, weight capacity, features, brand name, and dealer markup. Setting a budget before shopping prevents overspending and ensures you have funds for other supplies like tires and replacement parts.

Financing options are commonly available for those who would like that option for their landscape trailer purchase. We offer multiple financing options and we’re always happy to answer your questions.


The Trailer Depot is your one-stop shop for all things trailers. In addition to landscape variations, we have cargo trailersoil field trailerslivestock trailershelicopter trailers, and many other types.

We also offer specialty and custom trailers of nearly any size. No matter how near or far your work takes you, we have the equipment to make it possible.


Maintaining your landscape trailer is crucial for its longevity and safety while towing. Regular cleaning helps prevent rust buildup while lubricating moving parts helps prevent wear and tear.

Inspecting your trailer before each use helps identify any damages or wear that may need repair before towing it again. Storing your trailer properly when not in use prevents damage from weather elements or theft.

The Bottom Line

Choosing the perfect landscape trailer requires diligent consideration of factors such as size, weight capacity, features, budget, hitch type, suspension system type, brake type, and lighting features. By following these tips discussed above in this article, you can find the right landscape trailer that meets your needs while ensuring safe towing practices at all times.

The Trailer Depot has all of the outdoor mobility equipment you need and can develop a custom solution based on your needs. Call us now or email us for a free quote. We look forward to serving you!

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