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flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Brand New 2008 PJ 77x12 Utility Trailer 3500lb Axle with 15" 6ply Radial Tires. Three Inch Channel Iron, Powder Coated Frame (not formed steel) with Wrap Around Tongue. 6" of Channel Iron the Frame/Tongue Stress Point. Diamond Plate Aluminum Fender with Sealed Lights. Treated 2x6 Wood Deck, Spring Assist Rear Gate, Plus Side Load Ramps

Should i buy this for $1500

ponyboy
02-20-2008, 12:06 PM
do you need it then buy it

tyaroch
02-20-2008, 12:09 PM
Very nice. Seems like a good price.

gorrell
02-20-2008, 12:15 PM
I just yesterday purchased a 6.5' x 12' trailer in Triune, Tennessee for $899. See the attached picture. Very nicely built trailer and tracks straight as a string down the road at 70mph. Save the $600 and get this one............Lynn

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 12:18 PM
I just yesterday purchased a 6.5' x 12' trailer in Triune, Tennessee for $899. See the attached picture. Very nicely built trailer and tracks straight as a string down the road at 70mph. Save the $600 and get this one............Lynn

I don't think i would be saving much by driving all that way. By the way there was no image.

gorrell
02-20-2008, 12:25 PM
Sorry, I couldn't get the picture to load. It's on craigslist. Nashville Tn area, then type Triune in the search box. That's how I found mine. Mike Stephenson is the man to deal with. Nice well built trailers. You, however, are probably too far away to justify the trip.................Lynn

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 12:33 PM
Sorry, I couldn't get the picture to load. It's on craigslist. Nashville Tn area, then type Triune in the search box. That's how I found mine. Mike Stephenson is the man to deal with. Nice well built trailers. You, however, are probably too far away to justify the trip.................Lynn

Wow that is a nice trailer but too far for me.

bohiaa
02-20-2008, 12:36 PM
Why is it open on both sides ?

I dont see any gate or rails for the open sides...

might wann run it by your insurance Co. before purchasing

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 01:10 PM
Why is it open on both sides ?

I dont see any gate or rails for the open sides...

might wann run it by your insurance Co. before purchasing

Hello the 4 wheeler ramps laid across sideways makes the sides. the guy wont come down any on it after all said and done it will be $1700 i think i can do better.

green horizons
02-20-2008, 01:20 PM
I know markets and prices are regional, but it sounds expensive to me.

YardBoss Lawncare
02-20-2008, 01:20 PM
Was it made that way or did he cut the rails out himself to make it side loadable? A trailer dealer told me the rails are a structure of the trailer frame and that cutting into them will turn it into a limp noodle. Ive seen the factory built trailers with side gates, but never one of these. Id say if it was originaly like this then the engineers took it into consideration when designing it and beefed up the under frame to compensate for the missing rails. 1500 is a pretty good deal IMO. You could always have an expanded metal gate made and install hinges on it so that you wouldnt have to jack with the ramps everytime. Make it work like the one on the back.

Landrus2
02-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Let me take a closer look. it is very expensive do to the quality it was built, I donít see sporting springs and the ramps where do they go. the other side has the same opening, and how are you going to secure your load.:waving:

dreamscapefarms
02-20-2008, 01:49 PM
Price seems to be high for what it is, but I'm not a fan of side ramps.

tgaskill
02-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Last week I just ordered an 18ft (bed length) dual axle wrap trailer with 4' drop gate in the back and a 5' wide 4' drop gate on the right side and 1 axle with brakes for under $1400. I should have it in another week only because they had to custom make the 18'. So I'm with most everyone else here, that price seems very high.

PEVO
02-20-2008, 02:17 PM
maybe the ramps double as the side rails??

BurkartLandscape
02-20-2008, 02:18 PM
no deal
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Turf Commando
02-20-2008, 02:20 PM
As you can see in the pic both sides of trailer is open .
Not positive, but do the ramps some how slide into other RAILS ...?
Nobody, with any IQ would risk their load going A wall...:nono:
Unless you strap it down.

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 02:22 PM
As you can see in the pic both sides of trailer is open .
Not positive, but do the ramps some how slide into other RAILS ...?
Nobody, with any IQ would risk their load going A wall...:nono:
Unless you strap it down.

Yes they double as rails.

Turf Commando
02-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Yes they double as rails.

In that case, I like it...

Skimastr105
02-20-2008, 02:48 PM
Ya that price seems pretty high. Personally, I would skip the single axle and buy a dual axle trailer. They pull a lot nicer and don't bounce around as much.

Runner
02-20-2008, 03:02 PM
1500 IS alot for a 12 ft single axle trailer. Th rail idea is kinda cool, as long as there is a continuous slot that you can put the rails into for variable widths. If there is only two fixed slots at that width, it isn't worth a darn.
The comment above about the structure of the trailer is a good one. Trailers built with ladder frames generally ARE constructed so the ladder frame supports the structure of the trailer. However, in cases like this, this trailer is built with a wrapped tongue. With a wrapped tongue, while the whole ladder can help support the structure, it is not necessary. Flatbed trailers are built this way with these type of tongues. They are by far superior, and I know the next trailer I purchase will be constructed that way.

LawnGuy73
02-20-2008, 03:07 PM
What are you planning on putting on it?

Guzman Properties
02-20-2008, 03:10 PM
I paid half of that for my new PJ 7710 with no side ramps. I added the diamond plate box and stained/sealed the wood flooring.

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 03:11 PM
http://nashville.craigslist.org/grd/580634128.html
I would have to drive 330 miles to get it they will meet me halfway. It is $925.00

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 03:13 PM
What are you planning on putting on it?

I have a 48 inch scag wb, 2 lawnboy push mowers and a 52 inch everride scorpion fx, 2 weed whips, 2 blowers
Right now i have a 2 year old 5x8 fleet farm trailer that is getting to small and is really cheap. I paid 700 for that one when i started.

mattfromNY
02-20-2008, 03:14 PM
That is the going rate for a 12' PJ around here.
I have a 10', and have yet to see another brand of trailer built as heavy. Mine has a 3500 lb. brake axle.
Those side ramps are built that way, kind of a pain, but out of the way when used as side rails, and convenient for a wheeler or tractor, not so much a ZTR with small front tires (tires will fall down between slats in ramps), a walk behind can be 'wheelied' up them so the front tires dont fall in.
The only problem I've had with mine in 3 years, is the expanded metal on rear gate breaks, need more supports where the wheels of the mower ride up it, or replace it with a heavier guage expanded metal. (though this will make the gate heavier to lift)

If you are looking for a trailer that will last a good long time, a PJ will definately do the job.
I paid $850 3 years ago for the 10' with brakes, granted steel prices are up, so I'd say it is probably 1000-1200 now?? If it were me, I'd compare brakes vs. no brakes prices, look on PJ's website, is there a dealer that has a left-over? They dont change year to year, but you might get a good price.
My trailer pulls so nice, when I pull with a 1/2 ton loaded up with mowers, it doesn't push me around if I have to stop quick, or decend a steep hill.
Hope it helps,
Matt.

mattfromNY
02-20-2008, 03:15 PM
I paid half of that for my new PJ 7710 with no side ramps. I added the diamond plate box and stained/sealed the wood flooring.

Brake Axle? Same model I've got. :waving:

LawnGuy73
02-20-2008, 03:44 PM
I have a 48 inch scag wb, 2 lawnboy push mowers and a 52 inch everride scorpion fx, 2 weed whips, 2 blowers
Right now i have a 2 year old 5x8 fleet farm trailer that is getting to small and is really cheap. I paid 700 for that one when i started.

If I were you I'd spend a little more and get a 16' tandem axle with brakes and all. Thats just me.

flattoplawncare
02-20-2008, 03:49 PM
If I were you I'd spend a little more and get a 16' tandem axle with brakes and all. Thats just me.

I would but that would not fit in my garage, I live in a town home now.

IN2MOWN
02-20-2008, 03:50 PM
Brand New 2008 PJ 77x12 Utility Trailer 3500lb Axle with 15" 6ply Radial Tires. Three Inch Channel Iron, Powder Coated Frame (not formed steel) with Wrap Around Tongue. 6" of Channel Iron the Frame/Tongue Stress Point. Diamond Plate Aluminum Fender with Sealed Lights. Treated 2x6 Wood Deck, Spring Assist Rear Gate, Plus Side Load Ramps

Should i buy this for $1500

No way. You get 2X that trailer for $1500.00.

Dont waste the money.

lawnspecialties
02-20-2008, 04:59 PM
As for the side ramps, if you don't really need them, don't get them.

Although they double as rails, you have nowhere in the "usual" places to mount trimmer racks or anything similar.

Also, trailers with side ramps usually have an extra section built into the frame. They need that since they don't have a frame rail to help support the rigidity of the trailer. This isn't a big issue except it makes the trailer a little taller than other 6'X12's. A taller trailer often means more difficulties loading and off-loading equipment.

kjslawn
02-20-2008, 05:11 PM
The one on criags list is from a dealer southern mower sales I think is the name. Look up Lawrimore Trailers I just bought 2 this month all tube very heavy duty.

ribbie78
02-20-2008, 11:07 PM
I wouldn't. when do you "need" the side ramps? If they go into the yard you have to raise 'em or mow around 'em, if you put it down on the customer's driveway you're taking up their space anyway. I suppose it's just to access the equipment faster...? They must be fairly useful since you see a lot of these for sale.

WIth the original poster's trailer it looks like it has more con's than pro's. just my opinion.

It all depends on what it's going to be used for the most, and by the sound of the equipment you're going to put on it is it necessary?

farmboy1285
02-20-2008, 11:21 PM
No way bought my 6.5' x 10' for around 800 works great for my wb and dane sufer. It also works well for my dads mule and our fourwheeler. I always thought side ramps were cool but not worth the extra 700 bucks.

Grits
02-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Bought my 6x12 single axle for $900.

Runner
02-21-2008, 12:02 PM
Yeah, shop around a bit more. And for the one you were going to drive 3 hundred and miles for,...forget it! By the time you add your time, miles on a vehicle, and fuel costs,...THEN how much are you paying? You will find a decent deal on a little trailer...they're out there - especially one a little more suited to your needs.

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 09:10 PM
I just bought this trailer new in Texas for 2200 bucks...I think it's the best deal in the country!! I'll make the drive from colorado easy for this one. Pick it up in two weeks. I had it widened to 83" instead of 77" it's a 14 footer. I'm thinking about buying two and selling one back here for bout 4200$...that'd be a good price out here for one!!

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 09:35 PM
I just bought this trailer new in Texas for 2200 bucks...I think it's the best deal in the country!! I'll make the drive from colorado easy for this one. Pick it up in two weeks. I had it widened to 83" instead of 77" it's a 14 footer. I'm thinking about buying two and selling one back here for bout 4200$...that'd be a good price out here for one!!

Holy smokes... anybody that would pay $4200 for that is just an idiot. Even at $2200... it can't even haul skid steer.

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 09:48 PM
Holy smokes... anybody that would pay $4200 for that is just an idiot. Even at $2200... it can't even haul skid steer.

Whoa..your way off. I have two 3500# axles under there.=7000 pounds.

A skid steer weighs anywhere from what?...2000-6000pounds.

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 09:56 PM
I Sure haven't seen a freakin 7000# skid?? Have you?

Oh but with your rediculous amount of posts...you must be right...yea right.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 09:59 PM
Get real man... you are going to need a little more than two 3500# pound axles to haul a skid steer on. Been there done that. An average skid steer weight 6k-10k.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 10:03 PM
I Sure haven't seen a freakin 7000# skid?? Have you?

Oh but with your rediculous amount of posts...you must be right...yea right.

Actually my Cat 248 weighs 7300 lbs w/o an attachment. And it is only a mid-size skid. Look it up. How does it feel to be wrong(I wouldn't know)?

$2200 for lawn mower trailer?? Ouch!

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 10:04 PM
That's not even the point. I don't have a skid...yet. So that's not even in the picture. 2200$..That's a steal for a decked out lawn trailer out here in colorado.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 10:09 PM
That's not even the point. I don't have a skid...yet. So that's not even in the picture. 2200$..That's a steal for a decked out lawn trailer out here in colorado.

A steal??? you are a sucker. Must have been one heck of a salesman.

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 10:13 PM
You need to do some research before you start callin names punk.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 10:24 PM
I know what a steal of a deal is... and that is not it!

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 10:30 PM
I dunno..maybe you live in the bumf**k boonies where cost of living and cost of equipment is way cheaper, But I'm telling you, a trailer like like here in the Denver Metro area goes for about 4000$ But I'm sure we make way more for our lawn service here in the big CO.. than wherever the hay you are.

pclawncare
02-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Hey Blade i dont know about $4000 but it is probably easily worth $2200 You can buy a regular 1' side 7000# trailer for about 1500 to 1700 new so id say 2200 is fair value

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 10:48 PM
I have recieved about 7 quotes in colorado for a 14 foot tandem axle trailer, w 3 foot sides, trimmer, blower, gas, shovel racks, storage cage, side gate w spring assist, brakes on both axles, bulldog couplers, 83 inch width, and all the goodies...They all had prices of about 4200-4950. I know the big tex 14 foot landscape trailers go for 5 grand out here! So I am seriously thinking about stacking two of em and taking an extra one back...selling it, and getting my trailer for free basically.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 10:50 PM
I dunno..maybe you live in the bumf**k boonies where cost of living and cost of equipment is way cheaper, But I'm telling you, a trailer like like here in the Denver Metro area goes for about 4000$ But I'm sure we make way more for our lawn service here in the big CO.. than wherever the hay you are.

$2200 is retail value. A steal of a deal would be your trailer for $1200. I paid $2200 for my last trailer, but it was an 20' overdeck, trailer brakes, new wood, new 6k # axles, new lighting, basically everything new. That is a deal.

How many lawns do you have to cut to afford the 3k a month 500sq ft rental house you live in?

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 10:56 PM
Dude..your a jackass. I just recently bought a 4 year old 3 bedroom 2 bath 2100 square foot house. 500 square feet?? To even get that as an actual square footage on a house gives me a real good understanding of the poverty and trash you must live in.

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 11:02 PM
Oh 2100..not to metion the full walk out basement.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 11:12 PM
How much is a house like that worth?

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Dude..your a jackass.

Ding ding ding We have a winner!!!! but your still a sucker!

MileHigh
02-21-2008, 11:20 PM
Now why in the hell would I tell you that..
So you can just say how much I got ripped off?
Im just happy to have the opportunity to own my own house!
You would probally be surprised @ what they go for out here...just wait till when the housing market makes a climb. It's recent decline is what gave me the opportunity to buy a newer home.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 11:44 PM
Well good for you. Sounds like you weren't the sucker when you bought the home... last guy and the next guy are the suckers! That is the way it is supposed to be!

I have pretty much the exact same house... 2100 sq ft, brick, one acre, hardwood, granite, worth 200k here.

Lawnworks
02-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Ouch you paid 356k!

YardBoss Lawncare
02-21-2008, 11:59 PM
I bought this red trailer in Oklahoma City a few months ago for $1,995. It has lockable trimmer racks, 2'x2' tool cage, cooler holder, gas can holders, and 4' mesh sides, tandem axles (3500 each). It's a 16'. Oh yeah, the place is called OK Truck and Trailer Sales. They've got red and black ones just like it. You can get this with a diamond plate steel floor for 2595.

YardBoss Lawncare
02-22-2008, 12:04 AM
I just read the last few pages of this thread. You guys are getting raped on trailers up there. You should check out this place I bought mine at. They're a huge dealer/distributor and have hundreds of trailers on their lot. They're smack dab in the center of OKC, right where I-40 and I-35 cross, about 1/2 mile East of Bass Pro Shops on Reno.

YardBoss Lawncare
02-22-2008, 12:06 AM
Forgot to add that they're all 82" too.

MileHigh
02-22-2008, 12:37 AM
Thanks...But it's a little to late.

But I do really like your trailer.

YardBoss Lawncare
02-22-2008, 01:08 AM
Thanks. I wish I would've got a landscape bed on a LWB 1 ton instead, but...maybe next time. Hollar if you want that dealer's phone number.

pclawncare
02-22-2008, 01:13 AM
Hey LDH any idea what they are askin for a 16 - 18 ft 10000# untility?

YardBoss Lawncare
02-22-2008, 03:24 AM
I'm not sure, but here's their number: 405-232-1200. Give them a call and tell them what you want, they'll shoot you a price right there. They are the friendliest dealers I've met yet. Let me know once you find out.

cclllc
11-17-2012, 11:32 AM
By the time you add in your time to find it,buy it and get it plus no telling what fuel it would cost you may not save much.I know there are deals out there but it seems they are miles away when I go looking.

cclllc
11-17-2012, 11:35 AM
I bought a ONE year old 16 foot Lawrimore square tubing trailer with a 5 foot gate,toolbox,brakes and spare tire for 1450.00 on Craigslist.I thought that was a deal.

jsslawncare
11-17-2012, 01:00 PM
I bought a ONE year old 16 foot Lawrimore square tubing trailer with a 5 foot gate,toolbox,brakes and spare tire for 1450.00 on Craigslist.I thought that was a deal.

Did you see the date? He probably ain't even cutting grass anymore!