Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-02-2011, 12:32 AM
ArvanBrosLandcare ArvanBrosLandcare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5
Looking for a trailer

what brands can anyone recommend or warn against? I've looked at a few kinds but none of the manufacturers websites post prices so its hard to get an idea of whats what. not sure if some are cheaper just because aluminum vs. steel or if something i'm overlooking.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-02-2011, 08:18 PM
Lawn Pawn's Avatar
Lawn Pawn Lawn Pawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: zone 3
Posts: 571
It's a big learning curve if you are not mechanically inclined to sort through the quality issues of trailer construction. Welds.... wiring.... coatings.... hitches... tires.... decks.... structural integrity... and it goes on and on.

Look at the trailers of some lawn care companies you respect, see what they are using. I'm thinking they would be happy to speak with you concerning theirs.

Iv'e bought about ten or more trailers over the years and right now own five. I'm solo... but I like a trailer for every purpose. Practical for everyone.... maybe not.

Love aluminum.... but I am not set-up for welding it, so I only have one aluminum.

Not really answering your question I know! Gotta do your homework and decide what's gonna work for you.

I would say..... start out with a good quality used trailer..... as opposed to a shiny new cheap piece of crap. You will have resale down the road when you up-grade.... and you will up-grade!

Good luck.... REALLY some good deals on Craig's List.... just gotta keep looking.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-02-2011, 08:22 PM
FuturePilot4u's Avatar
FuturePilot4u FuturePilot4u is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 376
If u buy aluminum you can not go wrong.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-04-2011, 03:58 PM
jbkitley jbkitley is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 4
trailers...

Hey Arvan- You and I are in the market at the same time. You have to go to a dealer's site to get pricing. Have you checked out this one- www.trailersplus.com Lawn Pawn- I've seen the deals on craigslist too, but finding it harder to finance a used one, and i think it will be better tax wise to go with a new one. Any advice?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2011, 08:41 AM
FuturePilot4u's Avatar
FuturePilot4u FuturePilot4u is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 376
I looked at steal the other day and realize I am spoiled from my aluminum trailer and will never buy a steal!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2011, 08:49 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,777
Have any of you Aluminum trailer owners have any problems with them long term?

I've heard horror stories of metal fatigue/bending on them and wasn't sure if it was a wive's tale or not.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-05-2011, 08:51 AM
FuturePilot4u's Avatar
FuturePilot4u FuturePilot4u is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by White Gardens View Post
Have any of you Aluminum trailer owners have any problems with them long term?

I've heard horror stories of metal fatigue/bending on them and wasn't sure if it was a wive's tale or not.
Lol...non at all...I have never heard 1 story!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-05-2011, 12:00 PM
jbkitley jbkitley is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 4
It depends if it has an aluminum frame or a steel frame. An aluminum body on a steel frame was bad news for me in a horse trailer. Had something to due with metals reacting.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-05-2011, 12:24 PM
FuturePilot4u's Avatar
FuturePilot4u FuturePilot4u is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbkitley View Post
It depends if it has an aluminum frame or a steel frame. An aluminum body on a steel frame was bad news for me in a horse trailer. Had something to due with metals reacting.
hmm...i only buy PURE aluminum, not 1 issue
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:42 PM.

Page generated in 0.09248 seconds with 7 queries