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Old 01-26-2007, 11:41 PM
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Replacing wire mesh on ramp gate?

Do any of you guys know a ball park dollar amount on having the wire mesh replaced on a trailer ramp/gate? (6 1/2ft. x 4ft. approx.) I think I would rather pay someone to do it since I do not know how to weld, nor do I know a welder! I know of a place that repairs trailers, but would like to have a $ amount in mind before I call them on monday. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:15 AM
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I had a whole ramp made for an existing trailer for only about $200. Welder did it. You should be able to get it done for under $100 I would think.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:32 AM
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Thanks Dan!
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:59 AM
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For that price, I wish I'd had the whole thing replaced. Just a sheet of mesh was $100 + the cost of sawzall & grinder blades & the time to weld it all back on.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:56 AM
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I had a whole ramp made for an existing trailer for only about $200. Welder did it. You should be able to get it done for under $100 I would think.
Not in my area about $3-$400. I know crazy.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:08 PM
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I just purchased a 4x8 sheet of mesh for my trailer. It was $52 tax included. I had one of my employees replace it, he's certified welder. $40 for his time.

Check around or if u know anybody that welds ask them.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:56 PM
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We have the same problem. The mesh where the tires run up and down has collapsed. I was thinking of welding in diamond plate (for traction) but I am concerned about the additional weight. Any thoughts.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:14 PM
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the reason for the mesh is that it allows the wind to go through it, imagine a full sheet of plywood and trying to drive down the highway.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:17 PM
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Well if your expanded metal is still on the gate your going to pay alot for labor.
Just for materials and labor to weld it on i would have to pay atleast $175. thats with prep work done by me.
Now if they have to tear off old metal, grind down old weld and replace. I would guess $250
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:09 PM
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Why not just put angle iron cross members where the wheel tracks are like this.
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