7 X 14 trailer buying advice

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tglasslawncare, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. tglasslawncare

    tglasslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am in the market for a new trailer. I need a 7 X 14 utility with a ramp gate and tandem axle. I was given a price on a top brand for $1900 and $2175 with a utility gate. Are they any good. I was also looking at Sure-Trac 7 X 16 $2100 which is a little bigger than needed and I back into few tight driveways. Was not sure if it would be too long or not make much difference. Any advice on a good trailer purchase. I am hauling a toro z 44", walker diesel 48", john deere 36" walk behind and a few lawn-boy gold series. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    go 16' you wont regret it
     
  3. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good advise..
     
  4. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    talk down on price .........and don't let them bullshit ya about not making any money . i can buy 7x16 tandem for $1,235 wholesale
     
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Do they even make a 14' tandem open? I have a 22' open and it is great. Sure I dont use all 22' feet but I have the room if I need too. Multi purpose then too, put the car on it over the weekends and go racing or all the quads for a weekend riding trip.

    X2, you wont regret going bigger.
     
  6. tglasslawncare

    tglasslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you know if the $1,235 wholesale price includes brakes on both axles?
     
  7. jhsmith4

    jhsmith4 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 110

    I have 7.5 x 14 open trailer with metal flooring, ramp with gate assist and racks that I'm going to sell. New tires with spare. If interested, email me and I'll send some pics! jhsmith4@cox.net or call 478-955-8101, Jeff
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Forgot to add I bought a 7x16 Branson trailer four years ago for $999 at Xtreme Trailer Sales in St.Cloud, MN. Questionable quality but it never failed me in the two years I had it. They dont hold up to a Durango going 30 mph into the rear of them though, who knew.

    I dont know that they still sell them though. Branson is out of Texas I believe. I quess the only thing that was "bad" on it was the paint. I actually have the ramp from it on my 22'.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    get the biggest you can afford, the second you think you have a big enough trailer its time for an even bigger one.
     
  10. LawnPro19

    LawnPro19 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have a 77" x 16ft. i paid $1365.00, and yes definately go bigger you will always find something to put on your trailer.
     

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