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buying a trailer soon?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mikey, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. mikey

    mikey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    hi
    i looked at some trailers for the first time today.i will probably be pulling it with my 94 explorer cuz im starting out this spring and cant afford a truck.i got a price for a dented 4x8 trailer for $699
    its dented on the wheelwell above the wheel i dont know what u call it.is that a good price.im gonna be putting 2 '22 mowers,weedwackwer,rakes ets.also i looked at a 6x12 for
    $1299 is that a good price?single axel.mesch gate.plus he had
    a dump trailer i think it was a 6x10 or 12 for about $3000 is thAT GOOD?also do u think i can do this with my explorer with the trailer hooked up to it i know it dosent look to professional but i do pretty good work i guess that'll speak for itself

    go pats!!!!
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i bought my first trailer from limberger trailers in ellington Ct. it was a 5 by 10 big tex and it was $999 i think. they are a huge trailer dealer and sell tons of them, if you want to take a little ride down to Ct, you should check them out.
     
  3. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    If i were you, i'd shop around a lot more. $700.00 is very high for a used 4x8 trailer. Trailers are easy to come by and are easy to maintain. There is no reason that you can't get a 6x12 for like $200-500, i have. But $700.00 for a small 4x8 is WAYY too much.
     
  4. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    hi....Im not sure what the prices are like in boston but i live in western KY.....I bought my first trailer 5 yrs ago. It was a 16' x 6' tandem without brakes and gates, and ran me 799.00 I added the gates seperately for 400.....this year i bought a 12' x 6' single axle with back gate and no brakes for 650. Both bought brand new.

    there are a couple of different guys around here that take a trip to the trailer manufacturers and get as many as they can carry. bring them home and put used tires on them......this may be why they are so cheap....maybe just the location and cost of living, seriously doubt it though.....just my opinion and hope this helps
     
  5. mikey

    mikey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    what r my options?
     
  6. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Ask other landscape companies or better yet when you see one, ask them where they got and how much. Heck, at that price, I could sell my trailer from 7 years ago at a profit, even considering the condition it is in.
     
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    Trailers are a lot cheaper in the South. I bought my last one on a drive back from Florida. Around here in CT I find 16 footers around $1500 new. Used they can be found for $500. Smaller trailers can be found for well under that. Try www.bargainnews.com may be worth a trip to CT.
     
  8. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    i bought mine a few weeks ago and got what i think is a good deal. it's a 6x12 tilt with a decent front beam setup, not a single arm to the latch, standard V type. it's mesh, single axle and was used once. the person bought it and went from memphis to NC and back. brand new 15" wheels and tires in mint shape. i paid 600 plus tax for it. it's a 2001 model according to the paperwork. i just need a gate built for it.
     
  9. jason2

    jason2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I sure wish I could find prices like that out west. You can't touch a tandem 16 footer for under $1,500 out here. Used trailers are next to impossible to find here as well. An example, I found a used 20' tandem for $2,500. I can buy a new 20' for $2200.

    I will be buying a trailer in a month or two. To get a 20' set up the way I want will be close to $4,000. So I guess I'm going to buy a stripped model and do all the gates, sides, etc. myself.
     
  10. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    I bought a brand new 5x10 for 1700$ at Signal Trailers in Everett,Wa. Should have bought the 6x12 but they wanted 3,500 for it.
     

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