Anyone have a trailer with 4 ft mesh walls?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ric3077, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm looking at buying a 14 ft trailer with 4 foot mesh walls around it so I can put signs on the sides to advertise (since I cant afford an enclosed trailer) and to keep my equipment a lil more secure too...It has a mess basket up front too for storeage...they are asking $2500 (ignore the top pic) (brand new, dual axle, brakes, 1 ramp in back, new tires, treated pine floor, trimmer rack etc) what do you guys think? :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4:

  2. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I do:) :) :) :)

    Sorry, couldn't help that:blush:
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Nice trailer

    Sounds like a good deal, around here that trailer would be around $3500.

    Maybe it has somthing to do with the hurricane that blew threw.:rolleyes:
  4. irishgoldcleanups

    irishgoldcleanups LawnSite Member
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    where is that dealer located?
  5. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The dealer is in St. Charles, MO like 5 minutes from me...They order their trailers from a place in Texas called Load Trail. Are they pretty good? Any one ever heard of em? :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1:
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Squizzy...any downfalls to the 4 ft walls? Do you have and signs on the sides to advertize? Where would I get sings like that made? Thanks! :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1: :blob4: :blob1:
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, there is a guy here that has a white one that is unbelieveable. REALLY!

    The only negatives I can see with 4 ft mesh walls is that the things you mentioned are about all of the positives. Otherwise, it really defeats the purpose of an open trailer and cuts the benefits.

    My sidewalls stop at the top of my fenders. Just deep enough so I can drop the equipment and then go mound all of the mulch on it that it will hold. With the low sides, the mulch is also easy to get right off. In additon it's easy to load other materials on it for hauling, and I can just step right on and hop on the mowers.

    With the 4 ft walls you can't do any of that, use the trailer dual purpose.... and good luck fueling up the equipment...
  8. B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc

    B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc LawnSite Member
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    I have a 16' trailer set up bsically the same way except mine has 2' high side mesh. My trimmer racks set on top of the rails so 4' would have been way to tall. I had mine custom built here in Alabama for $1300 so your price is probably pretty good for your area. I use mine dual purpose for landscaping also. It is my primary mulch hauler. At 16' long with 2' sides i have had 12 yds of mulch on it. I used it for about 2 years but now i have an Isuzu 18' box truck for lawn service and use the trailer primarily for landscaping and as a backup.
  9. B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc

    B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc LawnSite Member
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    from looking at the pictures you posted both those trailers combined are like mine. Go with the trailer with lower sides and side gate the have them take the cage from the big trailer and mount it on front of the trailer sitting over the tongue. That way you don't lose any of your valuable floor space or have to park mowers under the cage. The final result will be what i have. I would be glad to drop you some pics of mine. Message me if interested.
  10. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ric, The high sides are a PIA and a blessing at the same time. We have some corflute (sp) siteworks signs that are just attached to the mesh sides while we are working out how to best set up the trailer. They only cost a few dollars and look reasonable for the time being. We want something more presentable in the future.

    Because our trailer is 23' we have our work tools, mixer, toolboxes, wheelbarrows etc at the front where the mesh sides are and the skid goes over the axles at the back. This means we don't need to lash everything down but it also makes them more difficult to access. We are either going to cut the sides down or hinge them in some way....haven't had the trailer long so we are just using it for awhile to see how it should be best setup.

    You can see the trailer here if you havent already:

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