28' Abu Tripple Axle Skid Trl

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by milsaps118, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guys think about this? I have a great offer from my neighbor to buy a custom ABU 28' triple axle skid trailer. It has a ball hitch(2 5/16) which I thought was odd for this size rig. Three 8000# leaf axles w/elec. brakes. Its a 2004 has new fenders and rewired. Over all condition is above avg. but not like new. Paint is flakey thru-out and has minor surface rust from being parked outside. Ramps are both in good shape. Over all it's a nice trailer, with a little TLC(new paint) it would look mint. Get this...asking price......$2,000.00. He used it to haul cars and finally realized it was over kill for him and now he's hurtin' for cash. I'll try and take some pics of it and post 'em, but till then I like to hear a Little feed back and see what you think.

    ps.. I'll be out of town so I'll reply back to yall on Monday.
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    there is no way you could go wrong for $2K on that trailer.
     
  3. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That was exactly my thought, what do ya think a rig like this would retail for? I was told around $10K but that sounds a little high to me.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is a huge trailer, what do you need it for? I wouldnt want something that big for everyday stuff unless I had to haul multiple bobcats or dozers around.
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    my guess would be $6-8K new? $3-4k used
     
  6. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not real sure what I'd use it for, but I hate to pass up a good deal. I know I wouldn't pull it around everyday I already do that with my 16' enclosed and some days I wish I had something smaller than that. I'd probably use it more in the winter to haul skids to job sites, but as far as summer time use I really don't know. I'm sure it will come in handy just a matter of when. For the money though I think I'm gonna buy it.
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yea, for 2k it sounds like a steal.
     
  8. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll buy it if you don't, I would have to buy a truck up that way to pull it back, but that sounds like a real steal of a deal. Keep us post or get some pictures.
     
  9. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK fellas, I hymned and hawed about buying this trailer so I finally decided to. I couldn't pass up a great deal, but on the other hand what am I gonna use this thing for???;) I ended up buying this trailer for $1,800... no BS. The asking price was $2K but the guy owed me $300 for lawn care services so we just called that a wash. I have 2 new fenders that just need to be primed and painted and welded on. This thing pulls ok but is a PITA to lug around town. I pulled it today to see what it was going to be like. Tell me what you guys think.

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  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    wow thats a big trailer you plan on hauling some big stuff with that
     

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