Best single axle utility trailer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    how would i find a local fabricator of trailers?
     
  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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    know any welders or anyone that works at a machine shop? Our yellow pages has a section for 'metal fabricators' or google it.

    The best thing about working with someone local (outside of supporting local business) is you can get it EXACTLY how you want it. I wish I would have gotten all of our stuff custom instead of just the last two. Better steel, custom lengths, baskets exactly how you want them, where you want them....
     
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    isnt that going to be real expensive?
     
  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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    well, in 2010 we needed a little smaller trailer to pull with a 1/2 ton, and get got a 5x12 w/3500lb axle, no brakes, 2' mesh sides, front locking basket (holds 5 gal cans), custom trimmer racks and 2" oak decking for $875. I don't think that's too bad.... of course prices vary upon location.
     
  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    hello thank you gcbailey that is a good price

    im finding some local dealers now, and im wondering which brands are good?
    BRI - MAR (i think theyre good cause ive seen alot of them)
    NNT
    Carry on
    Lark
    Sure trac
    TNA

    any of those brands good?
     
  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    where are you located? The "big" brands around here are: Leonard, Kaufman, Big Tex, Gatormade...
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wish I could find someone to build me a 6.5 x 12 like that, of course mine is already too small and I just sized up from a 5x10 this past spring.
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    yea im in maryland
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would recommend a tube steel frame with a 6000lbs Axle that way your not worried about that extra big load that you WILL encounter.
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    My state handles "homemade" and professionally manufactured trailer registrations differently. I forget all the details, but be sure to check with your DMV before you have someone go and weld up a trailer for you. The guy who built mine had a trailer design that had already gone through the DMV process and I just had him build one up for me with some material and minor design changes. It goes a lot quicker when they have a jig set up for laying them out and welding them. I would think that it would be cost prohibitive to have a fabricator do it all from scratch, without having a design and jig already.
     

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