anybody know anything about Diamond cargo

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Monroe74, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
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    I spent a lot of money on some trimmer racks for an open trailer last year. Trying to decide if it is worth spending that kind of money again for the enclosed trailer. I do like the enclosed trailer as you can haul a lot of equipment with you and not have to worry about stopping somewhere and someone messing with the stuff on the trailer.
     
  2. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
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    I am going to look at a Diamond Cargo trailer. Does anyone else have experience with these trailers or has anyone's opinion changed since the spring?
     
  3. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Decent trailer and seems to be holding up ok. One issue I have with the trailer is the side door hold open is plastic. It has bent in the wind and now my door has dents that match the rivet heads on the side wall from the door hitting the trailer. Now the plastic hold open has very little rigidity left in it so the door makes contact with the side wall with very little effort.
     
  4. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
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    Can you put a chain on it like a storm door? How many miles do you guess you have on it?
     
  5. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
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    A chain may work, but I need the door to also be able to be held open to allow my spray hose to run out that door as needed on some properties. I would guess I have maybe 5K miles on the trailer. I did replace the tires as they were the bias ply tires and didn't last. The tread was worn down to almost nothing in 4K miles. The radial tires appear to be wearing even and show little tread wear so far.
     
  6. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you referring to the plastic on the outside of the trailer to hold it open? My trailer doesn't have it as being it's a work trailer it doesn't open as much as if it were for personal use. I always keep the chain connected & it works great.

    It's been an awesome trailer so far! Rotated the tires as we go through a fair amount of cul de sacs and the rear tires were wore a bit but they're great now. I have radials. I will be buying more trailers from Diamond as my company continues to grow.
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  8. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
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    Anyone have an opinion on this Diamond Cargo trailer. I am going to be running another mowing crew next year and will put a 48" walk behind, a 30 Exmark and a 20" Honda or other 20" in it, so it will definitely fit and be under the weight limit.

    I don't know if they have different quality trailers and if this is the cheaper version. I looked briefly at wells cargo and I think they have various (quality) versions.

    https://southjersey.craigslist.org/rvd/4709015007.html

    $2500.00 for a 6x12 (or 10)
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  10. greengiant6

    greengiant6 LawnSite Member
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    I have owned several trailers and I can tell you get what you pay for. there are some really crappy cargo trailer built in S GA, but there are some nice ones built there as well. I like all tubing frames. they hold up much better and stronger. I used cargotrailerguide.com to do shop for my cargo trailer. Good site and has all the factories and dealers listed. Only place I have found that has cargo trailer user reviews.

    I like Arising trailers cause they have all tubing frames. There are others but I can't recall their names. They are listed on cargotrailerguide.com.

    just my suggestion, make sure ask if they paint the bottom. Some of those idiots don't paint where you can't see!
     

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