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Lasko's Lawn Service
03-04-2010, 07:09 AM
Was thinking of taking a look at this http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/rvs/1624138286.html
tonight. It would be used mainly to haul 3-4 yards of mulch and occassionally my 48 Scag Tiger Cub. My question is, will it back end of my mower catch cause of the angle when I drive it off? Curious if others have done this.

03-04-2010, 08:35 AM
I'd pass on that thing. You can find much better for the same money.

03-04-2010, 09:50 AM
I started with a tilt trailer oh so many years ago. Never again.
The pivot point is the weakest area on the trailer and can easily be tweaked out of alignment.
Plus the mower bouncing around on the trailer suspension under frequent use ends up damaging the flooring. So by the time you buttress the floor, strengthen the pivot point you end up asking yourself "Why didn't I just get a decent equipment trailer to start with"?

Lawn Pawn
03-04-2010, 06:18 PM
As a backup trailer for about half the price..... May be OK.

But not for your main mode of transport.

03-04-2010, 06:21 PM
I wouldn't give more then $200 for it myself. And like others said, I would not use it for my main trailer.

Lawn Pawn
03-04-2010, 06:28 PM
This was on very top of local CL......
Not a steel.... but a good trailer, fair price. Just keep looking..

03-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Won't handle weight good at all.

dura to the max
03-05-2010, 11:48 PM
i paid $800 for a 6.5'x16' dual axle, 12" sides, and a 4' gate on the back in like new condition... good old craigslist... id pass and wait for a steal...