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TROTTMAN
07-05-2003, 02:00 AM
I need a trailer for my lawn care that is at least 5 feet wide. I need to be able to fit a 50" mower in it so a typical 4X8 won't work. I don't really care how long it is, just 7-9 feet. I need to keep the length down some though to keep it small.

I just need to find the cheapest 5 by something I can find. Where should I look?

lawnagent
07-05-2003, 02:15 AM
In KY you just have to look around for an independent that sells them. I have a 7 by 16 trailer. If I was to buy one that size from Lowes or Home Depot it would cost over 1,000 bucks. Most independents sell the same size trailer for around $600.

hunter
07-07-2003, 03:25 AM
Since your in Tyler you don't have to look far. Just look up Horse Creek Trailers in cookville. they made ours and they are not very expensive and built great.

TROTTMAN
07-07-2003, 04:08 AM
How much do you think they'd run for a 5x8?

pottstim
07-08-2003, 02:35 AM
Last month, I bought a brand new 6.6'x10' for $750. It was made by a local trailer builder. I bought it at the same dealer that sold me my Toro WB. He originally wanted $850, but I was able to get him to take $750 for it. The trailer includes a hinged rear gate/ramp, side marker lights, and wood floor. 5x8 trailers here usually go for $500-$600 dollars depending on where you get them. One dealer in particular near me wanted $700 for a 5x10. Hope this helps.

blafleur
07-08-2003, 09:19 AM
Keep checking the Thrifty Nickel and the newspapers, especially the Dallas paper. A used one will probably be your best bet at a cheap one made well. A really cheap new one is usually cheap for a reason. One person I know has really good prices on new trailers is Pull-do in Emory, not too far from you. Another thought is to talk to a welding school about making one for you.

Good luck,
Bryan

TROTTMAN
07-08-2003, 12:13 PM
How much would a 5x8 cost me from Pull-do in Emory?

lawncare3
07-30-2003, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by TROTTMAN
Where can I find a really cheap trailer?


NKInowwhere around here. :(

I got mine for $1150 that's a 5x10

When I was in MN I could get a 6x9 for $700 :eek:

TROTTMAN
07-30-2003, 10:53 PM
6x9 is a wierd size! I only see 8 and 10 foot lengths (the 6 is normal).

hunter
07-30-2003, 11:46 PM
trottman - Horse Creek's number is 903.577.8959 ask for John or Raul -

Don't have a price on a 5x8 put they will be able to give you a number of a dealer in Tyler or the closest one to you.

TROTTMAN
07-31-2003, 02:50 AM
Are you talking about new trailers? I need an old beat up one because I am only looking to spend about $300 or so max.