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lawn perfection
02-14-2006, 01:01 PM
Looking to get an enclosed trailer,of all the brands which do you guys prefer? looking to get a 7x14 or 7x16.Any ideas and opinions would be appreciated.

samk
02-14-2006, 01:23 PM
out of the ones I looked at I like wells cargo and haulmark the best.

POPO4995
02-14-2006, 01:53 PM
Pace American or H&H trailer......:cool2:

BufalinoLand
02-14-2006, 02:42 PM
i have seen some nice pace brand i like

i would go 16 or more, get something you will grow into

i needed an 18 and got a 20 it was only another 140

South Florida Lawns
02-14-2006, 09:58 PM
Just bought a 7x14 enclosed 3 months ago.

After a year of research I bought a cargo mate trailer.

They make Pace, Wells Cargo all look like crap.

I paid $4300 for mine, tandem 3500lb axles, single piece aluminum roof, V nose.

Go to www.cargomatetrailer.com and check out the econo hauler.

PROCUTSLAWNCARE
02-14-2006, 11:43 PM
The problem with Cargo-Mate is they use 24 inch on centers for the floor and sides. We just bought a 2006 Haulmark Race trailer. 24 feet long 8 1/2 wide and love it! 16 inch on centers. Hold the weight better and much stronger. With a haulmark you pay for the quality. $6500.00 for this bad boy!!!

Eclipse
02-14-2006, 11:48 PM
The problem with Cargo-Mate is they use 24 inch on centers for the floor and sides. We just bought a 2006 Haulmark Race trailer. 24 feet long 8 1/2 wide and love it! 16 inch on centers. Hold the weight better and much stronger. With a haulmark you pay for the quality. $6500.00 for this bad boy!!!

Haulmark makes cheap 24" on center trailers too. It seems that most manufactures make a "cheap" line of a trailers and a "better" line.

Metro Lawn
02-15-2006, 02:08 AM
Haulmark makes cheap 24" on center trailers too. It seems that most manufactures make a "cheap" line of a trailers and a "better" line.

Haulmark's "Thrifty Hauler" series are the cheaper units. We have Cargo Mate trailers and they are 18" I like the quality and features so far.

Eclipse
02-15-2006, 07:48 AM
Haulmark's "Thrifty Hauler" series are the cheaper units. We have Cargo Mate trailers and they are 18" I like the quality and features so far.

You would think the name implies that the Thrifty Hauler is a cheaply constructed trailer. Actually they are not that bad especially if you get the Thrifty Hauler Package then they are a very nice and well built trailer. Haulmark makes a few models that are truely marketed to the price conscious shopper. I'm not sure what the Haulmark model name is but they are 24" o/c floor, walls, and roof.

lawn perfection
02-15-2006, 05:43 PM
Thanks to all that replied. I will be going to look at several models of trailers this week end and trying to narrow them down.

equipment_lister
02-15-2006, 06:10 PM
http://www.hhtrailer.com/default.asp?page=home

H&H trailers builds some very nice trailers, all one piece side with no rivets to leak. I was so impressed with them I consider becoming a dealer for their product.

vanguard
02-15-2006, 06:59 PM
I'm not sure what some of theses guys are hauling but, most lawn equipment should not require more then 24" floor support. Now for a Car or Skid loader you'ed need the beefier trailer, but a 3/4" plywood floor supported every 2 feet can still carry alot of weight.

RedWingsDet
02-15-2006, 07:25 PM
I love my haulmark...

BTW: This subject has been covered 100's of times, the search feature is our freind :)

vanguard
02-15-2006, 09:48 PM
[QUOTE=RedWingsDet]I love my haulmark...

Then why are ya selling it :confused:

RedWingsDet
02-15-2006, 11:17 PM
[QUOTE=RedWingsDet]I love my haulmark...

Then why are ya selling it :confused:

Because I need a dump trailer and I cant afford both at the moment. So I have to sacrafice the trailer.

vanguard
02-16-2006, 10:02 AM
[QUOTE=vanguard]

Because I need a dump trailer and I cant afford both at the moment. So I have to sacrafice the trailer.

That Sucks :dizzy:

KeystoneLawn&Landscaping
02-16-2006, 10:42 AM
IMO...forget the name on the trailer....figure what your budget is and look for the best "SPECS" you can get for the dollars you have to spend:)

vanguard
02-17-2006, 09:52 AM
IMO...forget the name on the trailer....figure what your budget is and look for the best "SPECS" you can get for the dollars you have to spend:)
Thanks Keystone for the good advice and common sense! :waving:

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
03-10-2006, 10:39 AM
I got a 20' Wells Cargo and its a great trailer.

ajordan193
03-10-2006, 11:02 AM
imo wells cargo is a waste of money. Granted they are a very nice trailer but too much money. I'd try a haulmark, TN trailer, and others and see what fits you best.

Eclipse
03-10-2006, 11:38 AM
I talked with a guy last weekend about the trailers he is running in his fleet. They have 10 enclosed trailers for use daily in their line of work. They have gone back to buying only Haulmark because after buying some of the cheaper trailers he said they do not hold up well. The ones he spoke of that were the worst were the US Cargo and Haulin trailers.

TLS
03-10-2006, 11:51 AM
Shame someone cant go and review trailers.

Spec for spec.

Model for model.

Price too.

Seems they all have "something better", yet none have all?

If I'm buying a trailer to be used every day, I want it to last. My current open trailer is 13 years old. If I were buying a new enclosed I'd want an expected life of 25 years at least.

Eclipse
03-10-2006, 12:25 PM
If I were buying a new enclosed I'd want an expected life of 25 years at least.

Not going to happen. Well, I guess it may last from a functionality standpoint but no matter how careful your are it will look pretty rough and beat up after all that time. JMHO

TLS
03-10-2006, 12:41 PM
You can paint them, right?

I can see crews beating them up, but Owner/Operators?

I guess trailers sitting out in the elements don't last as long as garage kept trailers.