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tilt trailer question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lasko's Lawn Service, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Was thinking of taking a look at this http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/rvs/1624138286.html
    tonight. It would be used mainly to haul 3-4 yards of mulch and occassionally my 48 Scag Tiger Cub. My question is, will it back end of my mower catch cause of the angle when I drive it off? Curious if others have done this.
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I'd pass on that thing. You can find much better for the same money.
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    I started with a tilt trailer oh so many years ago. Never again.
    The pivot point is the weakest area on the trailer and can easily be tweaked out of alignment.
    Plus the mower bouncing around on the trailer suspension under frequent use ends up damaging the flooring. So by the time you buttress the floor, strengthen the pivot point you end up asking yourself "Why didn't I just get a decent equipment trailer to start with"?
  4. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    As a backup trailer for about half the price..... May be OK.

    But not for your main mode of transport.
  5. rm25x

    rm25x LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I wouldn't give more then $200 for it myself. And like others said, I would not use it for my main trailer.
  6. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    This was on very top of local CL......
    Not a steel.... but a good trailer, fair price. Just keep looking..

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  7. FertNSquirt

    FertNSquirt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Won't handle weight good at all.
  8. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    i paid $800 for a 6.5'x16' dual axle, 12" sides, and a 4' gate on the back in like new condition... good old craigslist... id pass and wait for a steal...

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