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Southern Pride
03-26-2010, 03:03 PM
Looking into buying another trailer. Got quotes on treated wood floor or the mesh.

What do you all prefer? My only concern with the mesh is mulch. Not sure if it will hold up or fall through? lol

ajslands
03-26-2010, 03:21 PM
What about dirt? Wood IMO!!! But if there's a gasoline spill on wood, it stains and obviously it falls through on mesh
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MikeKle
03-26-2010, 03:26 PM
I wish my 16ft trailer had the mesh, but you dont see mesh on larger trailers, it is mostly on smaller ones. I think it would be great for the weight difference, and it will never rot. If you were hauling dirt or mulch, you could easily put down a tarp too.

Southern Pride
03-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Yeah the tarp is a great idea. Damn, I can't decide! I like the idea of mesh, easy to clean and no rotting..I wonder if the equipment would slide around easier on the mesh though :hmm:

MikeKle
03-26-2010, 04:35 PM
Yeah the tarp is a great idea. Damn, I can't decide! I like the idea of mesh, easy to clean and no rotting..I wonder if the equipment would slide around easier on the mesh though :hmm:

Not if it was the raised type expanded steel. It provides grip

unkownfl
03-26-2010, 06:18 PM
I wouldn't buy the expanded steel one. Welds pop dents everywhere and rust.

Southern Pride
03-26-2010, 06:24 PM
I think I'm about to order the treated wood one. There's a reason its a little bit more $ than mesh, I'm guessing.

ajslands
03-26-2010, 06:42 PM
Heavier = quieter ride when it's empty, and on wood you can mount those braces that hold zero turns in place
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pjlandscapes
03-28-2010, 03:17 PM
I personally don't like the mesh floors... My friend just got a new 5 by 10 trailer with mesh, when he puts just his garden tractor on it, It sinks down a bit... He put it on my trailer with plywood and it doesn't go down at all
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Southern Pride
03-28-2010, 03:59 PM
yeah I just ordered the treated wood floor. That is what I'm used to and it seems that is what's prefered.

pjlandscapes
03-28-2010, 08:23 PM
that's what I would do
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rjh4758
03-31-2010, 03:09 AM
I wouldn't buy the expanded steel one. Welds pop dents everywhere and rust.


Very true. If you haul heavy equipment like ZTR's it wont take long before expanded metal starts sagging.




yeah I just ordered the treated wood floor. That is what I'm used to and it seems that is what's preferred.

That treated wood floor will last you a long time. I can not believe that some trailers are sold and that people buy them with untreated wood. Untreated will only last a few years where treated should last decades.