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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Sep 27, 2012.
how would i find a local fabricator of trailers?
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....
isnt that going to be real expensive?
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.
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)
any of those brands good?
where are you located? The "big" brands around here are: Leonard, Kaufman, Big Tex, Gatormade...
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.
yea im in maryland
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.
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.