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Replacing wire mesh on ramp gate?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4curbappeal, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Do any of you guys know a ball park dollar amount on having the wire mesh replaced on a trailer ramp/gate? (6 1/2ft. x 4ft. approx.) I think I would rather pay someone to do it since I do not know how to weld, nor do I know a welder! I know of a place that repairs trailers, but would like to have a $ amount in mind before I call them on monday. Thanks!
     
  2. goodgreen

    goodgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    I had a whole ramp made for an existing trailer for only about $200. Welder did it. You should be able to get it done for under $100 I would think.
     
  3. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Thanks Dan!
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    For that price, I wish I'd had the whole thing replaced. Just a sheet of mesh was $100 + the cost of sawzall & grinder blades & the time to weld it all back on.
     
  5. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    Not in my area about $3-$400. I know crazy.
     
  6. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I just purchased a 4x8 sheet of mesh for my trailer. It was $52 tax included. I had one of my employees replace it, he's certified welder. $40 for his time.

    Check around or if u know anybody that welds ask them.
     
  7. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    We have the same problem. The mesh where the tires run up and down has collapsed. I was thinking of welding in diamond plate (for traction) but I am concerned about the additional weight. Any thoughts.
    Mark
     
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    the reason for the mesh is that it allows the wind to go through it, imagine a full sheet of plywood and trying to drive down the highway.
     
  9. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    Well if your expanded metal is still on the gate your going to pay alot for labor.
    Just for materials and labor to weld it on i would have to pay atleast $175. thats with prep work done by me.
    Now if they have to tear off old metal, grind down old weld and replace. I would guess $250
     
  10. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 829

    Why not just put angle iron cross members where the wheel tracks are like this.

    trailer.jpg
     

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