Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-15-2011, 10:55 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
Lark Trailers

Does anybody on here have an opinion on Lark trailers. Ive done some google searches and I cant seem to find any positive reviews. Im kind of worried about getting a lark with all the negative reviews.
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2011, 10:58 PM
MMADDUX's Avatar
MMADDUX MMADDUX is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lexington KY
Posts: 227
I would like to know also. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:11 PM
ALC-GregH's Avatar
ALC-GregH ALC-GregH is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 7,053
Why not look around for other brands? Why do you "have" to buy a Lark? Premier, Tex, Holmes and a bunch of others are all good trailers. Did you look at any of those?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:27 PM
scagrider22 scagrider22 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,190
I had one, and it was the biggest headache Ive ever owned. Not one thing one the trailer held up, even the frame twisted (a lot). It never once had anywhere near its weight capacity in it. Lark played the blame game and stuck me and my dealer, the dealer bought it back under the condition I bought a new trailer from him. It was bought new in April 2010, I used it until the end of November then it sat at the dealer until spring when the dealer gave up arguing with lark. So after 8 months of use (and 3 sets of tires because the axles were not square) the trailer was unusable! Do not by a Lark, the little money you save will soon be ate up in lost time and trips to your dealer.
__________________
grk82
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:29 PM
rollman rollman is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bear DE
Posts: 74
We're about to purchase a new enclosed as well . Larks were popular in my area when I first started looking around . They aren't as plentiful as they once were here . I'm sure there's still some around but I don't see many .

Like you I found some negative reviews , mostly it was about the thin plywood used on the walls coming unglued . I don't know what you found .

I've been looking at some Bendron titan trailers ,from what I've seen of them they look pretty nice for the money
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:36 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
Well I can get an Arision or freedom for 4199 but I just thought that getting an 8x16 for that price was even better. Only difference is that arision has the treated floors and the freedom dosent. I was trying to get the trailer out the door out for under 4500 so i have money left to paint the floors and add tie down hooks
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:36 PM
scagrider22 scagrider22 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollman View Post
We're about to purchase a new enclosed as well . Larks were popular in my area when I first started looking around . They aren't as plentiful as they once were here . I'm sure there's still some around but I don't see many .

Like you I found some negative reviews , mostly it was about the thin plywood used on the walls coming unglued . I don't know what you found .

I've been looking at some Bendron titan trailers ,from what I've seen of them they look pretty nice for the money
The plywood on my walls was the only thing that didnt start to fall off, the plywood on the floor was a different story! None of the seems lined up with the cheep frame rails below so it bowed and cracked and that is with 16" on center beems. The frame rails were made of very thin stamped C channel, kinda like the metal wall studs Home Depot sells!
__________________
grk82
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:40 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
I know pace, wells cargo, and haulmark are all good. but haulmark and wells are rediclous with their prices. im sure theres a trailer out there that is cheaper and stiff of quality
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-16-2011, 03:48 PM
A Leaf Above's Avatar
A Leaf Above A Leaf Above is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 222
I guess im one of the only ones that hasnt had any real problems with Lark ....Plywood is exactly the same in pace and hallmarks that i looked at ...I havent checked in a couple years now but when i was looking around the Lark , Hallmark , And the Pace all were exactly the same aluminum diameter , plywood , steel thickness ..The Lark however is over $2500 cheaper than both of the others ...I have had to replace 2 wheel bearings in the last 3 years though ...In my case it worked out ...Now i did have a Pace before the Lark and the paces steel twisted on me ..It was from overloading and hitting a real bumpy road though ....I will Buy another Lark ....I guess im just one of the lucky ones that have had no problems with it ..
__________________
" Nothing Left Behind "
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-16-2011, 04:35 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
LOL. I went to a localer trailer dealer today and I asked about Lark and she said that she has had nothing but warranty problems with them and that Lark is a economy trailer. Just a plain jaine based model trailer and there ****. And she has sold them and will sell them. So to me thats pretty biased. She just dosent stock them because she dont like them. Im looking at a cargo mate now.
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


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.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 PM.

Page generated in 0.09326 seconds with 7 queries