Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Collegiate, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Collegiate

    Collegiate LawnSite Member
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    I have called this guy selling a trailer locally and he wants $850 for a 6.5 x 12. Is this reasonable? I have not had time to go out and scan other dealers for pricing. Thanks for any help.

    Ben
     
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How old is it? Does it have brakes? Is it single or double axle? I paid $950 for my 16 foot tandem axle trailers. Sounds a little high for me, try GatorMade trailers in Virginia, you should be able to get a 16 foot for around $950, I bought one of mine there.
     
  3. Collegiate

    Collegiate LawnSite Member
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    It is brand new, with one axle. I will go around and check the prices else where before deciding. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I paid about 1000 for mine a few years ago, that price doesnt seem bad , but the price ecm paid for the 16 footer is even better, where at in va ecm???
     
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ben, did you get that trailer? I just called and the guy's voice mail said he sold it.

    I just called Shen-Valley trailers and they quoted me $1150 for a single-axle, no-brake 6.5x12, $1850 for the same size with a double axle and brakes on one, and $1875 for a 6.5x14 with the two axles, one with brakes.

    I have this little 4x8 that I'd hoped to get by with in my first season back in the business, but it's getting to be a real headache. Trying to avoid having to spend two grand, but wondering if it's practical not to.
     
  6. jbt

    jbt LawnSite Member
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    I paid $1000.00 last year for a dual axle, single brake with break-away box 6.5x16 wood floor. With the price of metal going way up, prices have really jumped.
     
  7. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A grand for a dual axle with one axle with breaks? 6.5x16 and a break-away box? Man, I don't know where you shop, but I'd be really happy to pay four hundred more than that. I got a quote yesterday of about 1900 bucks for what you have minus two feet of length and the breakaway.
     
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I will look at the invoice on Monday and see where they are in Virginia. BTW... it also has electric brakes. Here is their website: http://www.gatormade.com/ it says that they are located in Kentucky but I know for a fact that we bought ours in Virginia. The one think that I didn't want to pay extra for was new tires, the used ones lasted for 6 months and then I bought some new ones from Just Tires (I know the manager) for less then $80.00.
     
  9. Collegiate

    Collegiate LawnSite Member
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    I did not purchase the one from this guy. He Said he goes to TN and picks them up and that if i wanted one he would get it. But i was looking at Northern tool and they had a 6x12 with single axle, no brakes, and Side entry along with rear entry for 1299.00
     
  10. ACA Lawn Care

    ACA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    A guy told me he wanted to sell his 6 1/2x16 for $500. I said I would get back to him. The floor is rottened and got plywood over it. Tires are good, got good ramps. Trailer is seven years old, but very well made. The thing is, all I have right now is just a 48" Metro, a John Deere Sabre, and 2 cycle equipment. It has no brakes. Do I really need this trailer? Maybe I could buy and sell, make a little.
     

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