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befnme
02-23-2006, 03:42 PM
i just bought this trailer frpm a guy that went out of the landscape business .i was actualy on my way to ga. to buy an enclosed trailer when i found it only a few miles from my house . it has:

8x16 trailer
dual axle
18 " sides
trailer gate
2 ramps for heavy things
3 trimmer rack
1 blower rack
1 coneco tool box on top
3 spool trimmer line rack
spare tire holder
side tool box
5 gallon cooler and
15,000 pound axles

the guy i bought it from used this trailer on his farm too. he hauled a 230 massey on it and a bob cat with 2 buckets , forks and spreader unit .
this trailer without the extras sells for about 4500.00 i stole it at 1600.00. heck of an investment i think..........:clapping:

mcwlandscaping
02-23-2006, 03:47 PM
PICSS!! break out the camera!

befnme
02-23-2006, 03:58 PM
PICSS!! break out the camera!

sorry , dand i forgot to upload them here yago

befnme
02-23-2006, 03:59 PM
one more . i have already had it lettered .

mulcahy mowing
02-23-2006, 03:59 PM
nice! i need a bigger trailer story of my life........

befnme
02-23-2006, 04:01 PM
i can put 3 on here if i turn my w/b sideways . but i know what you mean . it coulda been a 20 footer .lol

Gibs
02-23-2006, 04:10 PM
i just ordered one just like that 80" inside the wheel wells and 16 feet long no extras and cost me 3050$ plus tax soo like 3400$ canadian


but nice trailer

Daner
02-23-2006, 04:21 PM
where can a get a trailer like that??

Daner
02-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi guys its my first time on here just checking if it was working...Ps I,m from the Plow site...and this is a great site as well:clapping:

mcwlandscaping
02-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Nice, thanks for the pics, like the tractor in the backround too!!

qualitylawnmanagement
02-23-2006, 04:32 PM
Nice trailer! I see you didn't waste no time putting your sign of the trailer lol.

befnme
02-23-2006, 04:40 PM
Nice, thanks for the pics, like the tractor in the backround too!!

thanks it a kubota 4x4 w front bucker it is very helpfull ,powerfull and compact.

jblawns123
02-23-2006, 07:37 PM
Nice but that trailer is half of the $4500 you said new.

befnme
02-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Nice but that trailer is half of the $4500 you said new.

i beg to differ , look here :

http://sweetriversfarms.com/_wsn/page17.html

here is an example from ^^^^^

(2)3500# Axles 7' x 18' w/48" Gate...$ 1,675.00

by comparison :
my trailer----------------------------this trailer
(2) 15,000 # axles-------------------(2) 3500 # axles

96" gate----------------------------48" gate

ramps for heavy equip loading--------no ramps


and for argument sake i did use the most expensive trailer on that page .so you see my trailer is much more of a trailer than that one .

zim bob the landscaper
02-23-2006, 08:41 PM
nice trailer man i might be gettin somthin like that made for bobcats and equitment like that.

METRO 36
02-23-2006, 09:46 PM
good deal looks like its in good shape

befnme
02-23-2006, 10:04 PM
good deal looks like its in good shape

thanks it is in great shape.very little rust.and all boards are in tact...

all ferris
02-23-2006, 10:29 PM
i beg to differ , look here :

http://sweetriversfarms.com/_wsn/page17.html

here is an example from ^^^^^

(2)3500# Axles 7' x 18' w/48" Gate...$ 1,675.00

by comparison :
my trailer----------------------------this trailer
(2) 15,000 # axles-------------------(2) 3500 # axles

96" gate----------------------------48" gate

ramps for heavy equip loading--------no ramps


and for argument sake i did use the most expensive trailer on that page .so you see my trailer is much more of a trailer than that one .

I'm sorry to say this but there is no way that trailer could have 15,000# axles on it. My bobcat would smash that trailer. I think you paid too much. New trailer just like the one you posted a pic of sell for less than what you paid when they are new (at least around here).

MMLawn
02-23-2006, 10:51 PM
It is a nice trailer and no offense but I have to agree there is no way that is a 15,000# weight trailer/axles and if he told you that he mislead you I believe...why? Look at the jack. I is a 5,000# jack, no way that hing will hold up 15K#. A 15K# jack is twice that big and so large it has to be welded to the front of the trailer where it is sturdier. It cannot securely be on the front of the tongue. Also the way that box has been "turned around" and weld/mounted over the front edge of the trailer it looks like it would really adversely affect the tongue weight. It also should be at least 5" and really 6" frame rails if it is 15K# and it looks like it is the standard landscape size of 4" channel.

It really looks like from the frame and jack and that fact that if it were a 15K the frame could not be an A Frame at the tongue like it is bu would instead have to be a wrap-around frame like the one below to be able to hold that 15k that he sold you a standard 7,000# trailer....maybe 10,000 at the most. Either of which could be had at Kaufman Trailers in Denton, NC for $1650.00 for 7K and 1800.00 for the 10Kbrand new.

This pic show what a true 15K# alxe jack would look like on an open landscape type trailer. Also this trailer new in the pic is $3100 inc tax and is made in NC.

MMLawn
02-23-2006, 11:06 PM
Wait a minute I just re-read your last post. You're saying EACH axle is 15,000????? 30,000 lbs GVW on that little trailer??? NOPE....No way.

FSully
02-23-2006, 11:37 PM
The tire and wheels tell the whole story. You have 5K axles.........15K you would be running duals.

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:37 PM
Wait a minute I just re-read your last post. You're saying EACH axle is 15,000????? 30,000 lbs GVW on that little trailer??? NOPE....No way.

no way not each, dang if that were the fact i would pull it around with a hotshot or something. gvwr 15,000 #. the title is in my other truck i will reread it tomm. and post back.i aint tryin to b.s no body i am going by what i have ben told and saw. i saw a guy selling trailers like mine in durham for 4,500.00 no joke. i will take more pics of the frame and post them.

FSully
02-23-2006, 11:39 PM
What size tire?

MMLawn
02-23-2006, 11:40 PM
Hey, I do believe that, that is what he told you, you were buying and that, that is what you thought you were buying. I just also believe the seller BS'd you and sold you a 7,000 or 10,000 trailer.

Also for a the real story check the load rating on the tires.

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:54 PM
ok here we go first pic is of the tounge.

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:55 PM
second shows a 5 inch frame

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:56 PM
next is a double ramp cage:

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:57 PM
last is one ramp pulled out:

befnme
02-23-2006, 11:58 PM
15 inch tires

MMLawn
02-24-2006, 12:00 AM
that's a 7,000# trailer tongue....or either ever who used it is an idiot if he put 15K axles under a trailer with that tongue. What size is the ball, 2"?

befnme
02-24-2006, 12:02 AM
that's a 7,000# trailer tongue....or either ever who used it is an idiot if he put 15K axles under a trailer with that tongue. What size is the ball, 2"?

yes 2 " ball

befnme
02-24-2006, 12:05 AM
what what i was told is that this guy had it built to haul all of his equip on no matter what it was. he had robinson and son machine shop here in clinton to build it , i think . or maybe robinson only did the extra fab work ....i dont recall right now. i do know that he said it originaly did not have rail sides it was only a flat equip trailer with stakes on the side and no gate he had robinson to put the sides and gate on it......

MMLawn
02-24-2006, 12:06 AM
Should be bigger than just a 2" for a 15K GVWR trailer. Should be a 2 5/16". Like I said I believe YOU totally, but if I were in your shoes the guy that sold it to me would have some 'splaining to do to me tomorrow, cause he lied to you I do believe!

Luvs2Play
02-24-2006, 12:08 AM
What is the tire size? 215 75 R 15?

befnme
02-24-2006, 12:11 AM
What is the tire size? 215 75 R 15?

i just went to check and they are 205 75 r 15

MMLawn
02-24-2006, 12:11 AM
Here is Kaufmans spec for a 14K trailer for comparison:

Specifications Options Frame Matrix
G.V.W.R: 14,000 lb. Deck Length: 16 ft.
Electrical: DOT Approved Lights, Wiring, and Connectors Deck Height: 21 in.
Frame: 5 X 3 in. Angle Frame Deck Width: 82 in.
Dovetail: 2 ft. Fenders: Teardrop Fenders and Backs
Upperdeck: Lowerdeck:
Siderail: Brakes: Standard All Wheel
Tongue: 6 in. Channel Wraparound Tailgate: 4 ft. Medium Duty Tailgate w/ Spring Assist Standard (Capacity : 5000# Piece of Equipment)
Tires: 235/85 R16 (3,500 lb.) Wheels: Silver or White Mod (based on stock)
Floor: 2 in. Treated Wood Jack: 12,000 lb. Drop Foot Jack
Coupler: 2-5/16 Adjustable Ball Axles: 2 - 7,000 lb. Braking EZ Lube Axles
Safety Chains: Heavy Duty Safety Chains Suspension: 3,500 lb. Slipper Springs
Ramps: Toolbox:
Tiedowns: Stake Pockets Finish: Primed, 2 coats of automotive grade enamel, pin striped

befnme
02-24-2006, 12:13 AM
Here is Kaufmans spec for a 14K trailer for comparison:

Specifications Options Frame Matrix
G.V.W.R: 14,000 lb. Deck Length: 16 ft.
Electrical: DOT Approved Lights, Wiring, and Connectors Deck Height: 21 in.
Frame: 5 X 3 in. Angle Frame Deck Width: 82 in.
Dovetail: 2 ft. Fenders: Teardrop Fenders and Backs
Upperdeck: Lowerdeck:
Siderail: Brakes: Standard All Wheel
Tongue: 6 in. Channel Wraparound Tailgate: 4 ft. Medium Duty Tailgate w/ Spring Assist Standard (Capacity : 5000# Piece of Equipment)
Tires: 235/85 R16 (3,500 lb.) Wheels: Silver or White Mod (based on stock)
Floor: 2 in. Treated Wood Jack: 12,000 lb. Drop Foot Jack
Coupler: 2-5/16 Adjustable Ball Axles: 2 - 7,000 lb. Braking EZ Lube Axles
Safety Chains: Heavy Duty Safety Chains Suspension: 3,500 lb. Slipper Springs
Ramps: Toolbox:
Tiedowns: Stake Pockets Finish: Primed, 2 coats of automotive grade enamel, pin striped


on mine only the front axle has elec brakes. at any rate i maight have been taken on the axle size but i think with all the amenities i faired out quite well considering what i have see around here for trailer prices..

Luvs2Play
02-24-2006, 12:17 AM
Is there a sticker anywhere on the inside of the hitch rails? If it hasn't been worn off it will tell you what you have. Mine never last more than a year.

MMLawn
02-24-2006, 12:17 AM
even if it is a 7,000K like you said with the extras you did fine for your area.

befnme
02-24-2006, 12:20 AM
Is there a sticker anywhere on the inside of the hitch rails? If it hasn't been worn off it will tell you what you have. Mine never last more than a year.

no stickers anywhere but i guess i can use the v.i.n to see what it is....

Luvs2Play
02-24-2006, 12:22 AM
Nice looking trailer, you didn't get hurt at all.