price for a trailer box.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mark Lawncare, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Mark Lawncare

    Mark Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    I went to a welder today who I have used before and usually has very fair prices. I wanted a box made that would be 5ft long 18 inches deep. I wanted to put it about 3ft above the deck and have it be around 18inches deep. He said it would be around 350$ to do. Do you think this is overpriced?
     
  2. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Not a bad price, but whats really important is the quality of the work and the finished product.
     
  3. LAWNPRO2

    LAWNPRO2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 65

    HI SSLC
    THAT IS A LOT FOR THAT . DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WELD??
    IF YOU DO GO TO A STEEL SHOP AND ASK THEM WHAT WILL THE
    STEEL RUN YOU ..YOU GAN GET THE STEEL FOR AROUND $150-$220
    I MADE ONE FOR A GUY I KNOW HE GOT A WELDER AT WAL-MART
    FOR $100-$110 WORKS GOOD FOR MOST JOB'S
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    SSLC:

    It could be a little high but it depends on the material, design, and how well it is made. I would use aluminum if I was to do another. I paid $250.00 for steel box 10 years ago thats 24"x24"x84".......If you figure the welders labor at $60.00 per hour,3 hours, its probley not a bad price.

    Gene
     
  5. mattydjakd

    mattydjakd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I just had a 5' x 18" mesh basket and a little toungue box built and welded on cost 630$....a new basket was going to be 350$, wouldn't have been as well built, and it would be bolted instead of welded on.......these racks are so strong I can't believe it.....may be alittle over priced, but I am very happy with the work.....
     
  6. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Wow that is very high for here. I am geting one made right now for $150....installed and painted. Yes they do quality work, it is the same place i bought the trailer to and it is very nice to.
     

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