Haulmark VS Continental Cargo?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mountaineer, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Posts: 30

    I'm looking at 6'x14' trailers and am down to either Continental Cargo(with Northwest package) or Haulmark (Haulmark transport dlx).

    Haulmark is about $700 less, but is basically lacking the floor vents and all but the front stonegaurds.

    My main issue with Continental is the inside walls are wood, I can imagine them getting damaged in no time.

    Not sure which would be a better buy. I really know little bout CC, haven't noticed any around. Any suggestions?

    Any idea how good 'floor through vents' are?
     
  2. Pioneer01

    Pioneer01 LawnSite Member
    from Denver
    Posts: 31

    I have a CC with the wood walls and don't have any holes yet, the key is to make sure everthing is tied down good. That trailer is one big heavy SOB and built like a tank... with fuel prices the way they are I bought a little 6X12 open that I can do all my residential customers out of and drag out the 24 footer when I do the large jobs.
     
  3. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Posts: 30

    Yeah the 24' is a whole different trailer than this one. Any one else have a CC?
     
  4. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 406

    CC here. No problems. Paint the walls and floors, and prolockers. Done.
     
  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Aren't all inside walls wood?

    There are so many different models of individual trailers it is tough to say which one is a better trailer. Both Haulmark and CC make different level quality trailers.

    I would look at the overall construction of the trailer and compare the two to see which one might be a better built trailer.
     
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  6. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Posts: 30

    The Haulmarks I've seen have lauan lined walls. Admittedly I don't know what lauan is, but it is quite hard. Will look it up. Seemed like a good protective material.
     
  7. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Posts: 30

    Lauan seems be Phillipine mahogany. Looked more to me like an arborite.
     
  8. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I thought luan was a woody material. It seems very flimsy as compared to plywood.
     
  9. kardar2

    kardar2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Went to see the cc dealer in my area he quoted me $7200.00 for 16 x 8.5 with 3 doors. 2 up front with ramp on driver side for my 30in mower and a walk in door on passenger side can't wait to get it. I am also getting the "v" nose and metal tracks running horizontal to hang stuff. I figure I would have to spend the money on racks might as well order them already installed right?
     
  10. spikes_mn

    spikes_mn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    We've found going with the best value meaning getting the most of what you want for the least amount of $ while still considering quality and the dealer that treats you best over time is the way to go. Most manufacturers are going to be offering the same quality product with the features being the only difference.
     

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