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Sealcoating trailer comparisons and info.

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by joeco129, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. joeco129

    joeco129 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    I'm looking at purchasing a sealcoating trailer setup and am looking for any advice about the two models I have been comparing. One is the Equipt 550 Optimax Pro and the other is the Seal-Rite 700 Extended Deck. I realize the difference in material quantities but I am looking for the good and bad with the trailers from anyone who has hands on experience operating them... What is the better bang for the buck? Which operate better? What features are better on one versus another. With both trailers and a 30 gallon melter on them they are only about $1500 apart in price. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Seal-Rite trailers are the Cadillac of the sealing rigs in my opinion. You get what you pay for, if your thinking about doing this for a while, why not invest a bit more for better equipment that will last longer?

    I recommend going to their website or requesting a catalog and you will be able to compared the specs for yourself.
     
  3. joeco129

    joeco129 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    I just got a catalog, for both companies, but was just looking for hands on experience running both rigs. I know the seal-rite are good. I see many around my area. I own a paving company (2 generations/ over 50yrs) and we have always subbed out sealcoating out... but I see the money we pay out... so yes, I will be in this for a long time. I didn't know if the Equipt OptimaxPro550 was close in quality or performance to the Seal-Rite rigs.
    Thanks!
     
  4. viper881

    viper881 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I have a seal-rite 700 with the deck. Works great for what I need it to do. I have changed a few things to make it more user friendly and be able to hold more equpiment.
     
  5. Asco

    Asco LawnSite Member
    from So md
    Posts: 2

    I had a equipt tank, we do a lot of commercial work running 3-4 lbs of sand per gallon. I don't think the helix agitation system is as good as a good ole paddle system. The tank is square down bottom where the discharge pipe is and the sand would pack in there and the agitator can't get to it. Kinda sucks to open the main valve and stuff a stick in the tank to unclog it. That rig was 2007 I think maybe they changed it by now. Also wasn't much room for buckets and blowers ect.. Call seal rite about anytime needing a part someone answers and next days it, didn't have the same exp with the other companies out there. I have been in this business for about 13yrs and have owned a lot of rigs but seal rite would be my first choice by far.
     

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