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Hometown Lawn Care
06-14-2003, 01:50 AM
Man its hard to find cheap landscaping trailers around my area...


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hurtful burrito
06-14-2003, 02:06 AM
I am not trying to be funny...but if you can't find a good price on a trailer... then maybe there is a shortage of supply, and an excess of demand. Maybe you are in the wrong business.Just being observative since it seems everyone with a truck and a mower is cutting these days....

mdb landscaping
06-14-2003, 07:55 AM
i know what your saying.....i read about people on this site getting trailers dirt cheap. most seem to be located in the midwest, and i dont know if its cause a lot of trailer manufacturers are out that way, or they just price lower, but it seems the northeast is priced way higher for trailers. you should take a ride to limberger trailers in Ellington CT. they are a huge trailer dealer, and they have a huge selection.

Tvov
06-14-2003, 08:10 AM
Yes!! I agree with you. My jaw drops sometimes at the prices you guys in other parts of the US are paying. 16' two axle trailer for $1500 or even less? Try $3100 or more around CT!!

cat320
06-14-2003, 08:48 AM
It's true that they cost alot here and the shipping is a big part of it beacuse most are made out west or down south.

hunter
06-14-2003, 09:24 AM
just ordered a new one. 6 x12 tandem with 4' sides, toolbox, trimmer rack, gas can racks on each side and electric brakes. total price $1650.00.

Have to drive seven hours to pick it up, but it cost me about 900 less than anywhere around Houston.

Hometown Lawn Care
06-14-2003, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by hunter
just ordered a new one. 6 x12 tandem with 4' sides, toolbox, trimmer rack, gas can racks on each side and electric brakes. total price $1650.00.

Have to drive seven hours to pick it up, but it cost me about 900 less than anywhere around Houston.

see.... ahahah thats not cheap..

reelgrass92
06-14-2003, 12:36 PM
I have found a cheap, cheap place to buy trailers about 25 miles from my house. I can get a 16ft tandem axle w/gate, wood floor, brakes are extra. For $1099.

C & W Trailers, located in Belmont, MS.

hosejockey2002
06-14-2003, 01:21 PM
:confused: :confused: How can they legally sell a trailer that big without brakes? I thought DOT required brakes on trailers heavier than 1500 lbs.

grassdaddy
06-14-2003, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by hosejockey2002
:confused: :confused: How can they legally sell a trailer that big without brakes? I thought DOT required brakes on trailers heavier than 1500 lbs.

Anything over 3500 requires brakes.Thats trailer and load together.I bought the same trailer Reelgrass92 has for 885.00 in Chatt.Brakes are 125.00 extra.My trailer weighs 1500 alone.:)

gene gls
06-14-2003, 08:11 PM
Cheap trailers (16'ers),are easy to find most every where in New England. They run any where from $100.00 to $125.00 per running foot. Most are the narrow varity, have flimsy ramps, and the jack stand is too close to the ball hitch to alow a pickup tail gate to lay flat with out hitting it. The challange is to find a well made one for less than $2500.00..The 4 wheeler owners have driven the price up on the smaller trailers.

Gene

The Good Earth
06-14-2003, 08:33 PM
My guy is dirt cheap. I got a 16 footer with steel deck, brakes on one axle, 7 way plug, ramp, new tires and rims for $1333.00 out the door. He won't title them or charge you sales tax. You have to take it and have it weighed then titled as homemade. The quality is second to none.

If any of you want one let me know. Considering what y'all are paying for what you are getting I'll help you out. I'll order it, have it weighed and get it to you for what ever the costs are plus fuel and lodging. It's up to you guys. $1650 for a 6x12? You have to be kidding me. I would punch that salesman straight in his mouth!!:D

longviewlawncare
06-14-2003, 10:13 PM
I just bought a new 20' texas Bragg Pipe top trailer. I got it with a 2x2 landscape box, greentouch racks, split gate, wood floor and brakes for about 2000. These are some of the best built trailers around where i live too. I could not imagine paying more than 2k for an 16'

hunter
06-14-2003, 10:33 PM
compare around here in south texas and you won't find better prices. Most trailers to match what I've ordered out of OK go for 2100 to 2500 here. So I feel 1650 is a good deal.

but if you feel you can do better and get it to OK let me know and I'll buy it from you.

roscioli
06-15-2003, 10:48 AM
I got mine used on the cape with a 36" exmark, an echo blower, and an echo whip, for $3200, all almost brand new. I am selling it now, due to selling my businesses, and won't sell it for less than $1800, cause I don't have to, I will get that no problem. Its amazing to me that trailers down south go for so much less... a trailer businesses through ebay might be pretty good for someone that can make the investment.

PaulJ
06-15-2003, 11:01 AM
What do you all think of H&H trailers?? the 16' with 1' sides run around $1500 here. I'm actually thinking about a 6'X12' single for my next trailer and expect them to run around $900. Does this seem high?

plowboy81
06-15-2003, 12:12 PM
I just bought a 16' tandem three weeks ago. I called around and got prices between 1800 and 2100, most of those w/ used tires. I saw an add in the heavy truck and equip. trader. I called and he priced very good. I went and looked at them. The company is called Kraftsman Trailers and it is in Ramseur, NC. The owners name is Kenny Brown. I got a 16' tandem w/ rear brakes, two 3500lb axles, new 2'x8'x16' treated lumber deck, reinforced 4' drop gate(removable), opted for 18" sides vs 12", flip-up jack, 7-pole hookup, 2 5/16" ball, brand new wheels and BFG tires. We will paint it with primer and two coats of paint. I got mine Cat yellow. He will paint it any color you want and is guaranteed for life as long as you own it. Comes with title and everything you need to get it liscensed. Charges no tax. Only cost me $1300 out the door and they will finance. Great trailer. I have hauled a 773 bobcat on it just to see how stout it is. Gate even held up with no problem.

Tvov
06-15-2003, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by plowboy81
I got a 16' tandem w/ rear brakes, two 3500lb axles, new 2'x8'x16' treated lumber deck, reinforced 4' drop gate(removable), opted for 18" sides vs 12", flip-up jack, 7-pole hookup, 2 5/16" ball, brand new wheels and BFG tires. We will paint it with primer and two coats of paint. I got mine Cat yellow. He will paint it any color you want and is guaranteed for life as long as you own it. Comes with title and everything you need to get it liscensed. Charges no tax. Only cost me $1300 out the door and they will finance.


See what we in New England (esp. CT) mean? Add $2000 to that, and you can get the same one in CT!

plowboy81
06-15-2003, 12:27 PM
The guy I got mine from will bring them to your door. While I was there, he had a guy leaving to deliver two enclosed to Wisconsin. Check out their website. www.kraftsmantrailers.com

blafleur
06-15-2003, 04:05 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by hunter
[B]just ordered a new one. 6 x12 tandem with 4' sides, toolbox, trimmer rack, gas can racks on each side and electric brakes. total price $1650.00.


I dont see how anyone can say this is not a good price. Can anyone really get a new 16' with everything listed above for less, if you did, I would be very nervous about putting anything on it. I dont think you could build one for much less.

Bryan

lawncare3
06-15-2003, 09:36 PM
Here a 12 ft x 5ft is around $12-1400 :mad:

When I was in MN is was MUCH cheaper. :mad: :realmad: :realmad: :realmad:

I'm going to have to bite the bullet and but one. :(

Woody82986
06-16-2003, 12:21 AM
Man I am lucky to live here in Texas where you can buy a trailer easier than a beer. I just paid $800 for a 7x14 tandem with brakes 18" sides, 4.5' gate and inlaid side mounted turn signals to compliment the inlaid signal lights in the back. Top of the line trailer. The same guy sells 16 foot tandems with brakes and new tires (TX makes it illegal to sell a new trailer with used tires) for 1000 to 1100. I would hate to live anywhere else.

blafleur
06-16-2003, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by Woody82986
Man I am lucky to live here in Texas where you can buy a trailer easier than a beer.

I wish it was easier to buy beer.

Bryan

drobson
06-18-2003, 10:22 PM
Paul, you been checking the WantAd? I have seen some pretty good deals in there on trailers over the past couple of months. And of course the deals have been since I bought mine.

hunter
07-07-2003, 08:16 PM
Here's the pic of my trailer.

hunter
07-07-2003, 08:18 PM
here's the other

gogetter
07-07-2003, 10:23 PM
I watch eBay all the time for a trailer. All the cheap/affordable ones are in Texas and Florida!!

By the time I'd add shipping, I may as well buy local.

If anyone sees any nice, cheap 5'x14' or 6'x12' (mabye 14') in the PA/NJ/MD/DE areas, let me know!

BTW, hunter, great looking trailer!