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Cyclone Trailer 7x16

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by randyhutch, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

  2. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    I almost purchased one of the trailers on eBay, it was an 8.5x20 with the 5200lb axles, guy wanted 4400 for it. After getting on here and posting about it, I was informed that they are actually POS's. Found guys saying the axles usually aren't aligned correctly, which cause them to eat through tires and wear out the barrings. Also that the rivets fall out in the panels on the side and that they leak. I decided to spend the extra cash and get a Haul-mark Trailer. Just pissed that it's a 6-8 week build time...

    If it was me, I wouldn't buy it. Look for a used Haul-mark or wells cargo trailer.

    That's the website that I ordered mine from. You can create an account with them and build your own trailer. Great thing about the site is it shows you the prices of the trailer and they have 1000's of options to pick from.
  3. bolc5150

    bolc5150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Im going through the same thing. Ive been looking on ebay and have seem to found some good deals, case in point the cyclone trailer. I have learned too that they are mostly posssssss. I found a Pace 7x16 v-nose black for 4300.00 after tax. I went and looked at it, as it was where i bought my last one. If you can set eyes on it then you know what youre getting...
  4. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    Haul-Mark and Wells cargo arent built that well either. Ive checked them all out. Featherlight all the way if was going to get an enclosed
  5. jackedf150

    jackedf150 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 429

  6. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Thanks for the help guys I appreciate it, I have found a 7'x16' RC trailer up here in Michigan and it seems like a nice well built trailer. I am pretty sure I am going to go that route.

    Anyone know anything about RC trailers?
  7. tcalb2

    tcalb2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I just looked at a similar trailer, 7x16 flat roof v nose. Looks identical to the cyclone on ebay. This one was 3 years old and the flat roof in the rear end of the trailer had a bow in it from the weight of the snow sitting on it. However the cross members under the trailer look heavy duty all tubing through out. I'm not sure about the under coating b/c it came from georgia and I heard they don't treat the undercarriage like they do to the ones up here. I'm still on the fence b/c the person wants 3500 and thats a good deal for something that new. Anyone have experience with flat roofed trailers?
  8. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Well I just purchased my trailer. I decided to stay away from the Georgia trailers. I went with a used 2005 Pace American Conquest Trailer 7'x16'. It's in like new condition that I found on craigslist at what seemed like a great deal. Thanks for the help guys.
  9. tcalb2

    tcalb2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I actually pasted on the Georgia trailer and bought a used car mate 7x14 2006, barn doors, b/c I do mostly hardscapes. $3500 only 100 miles on the trailer.
  10. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    You prolly made the right decision by passing on the cheap ebay trailers....I went that route with my 2nd trailer, went down south and after many big HEADACHES brought the trailer home. Fell apart pretty fast with only 2 small mowers in it. Only good thing was when it got totalled this summer, the long list of options they put on cheap ebay trailers got my value up really high and insurance gave me way more $$$$$ than they should have :):)

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