Trailer ?!?!?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BC Lawns, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. BC Lawns

    BC Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Posts: 8

    Looking for a tandem axel.
    No dealers in my area seem to have used.
    Anyone have any tips on finding a used trailer?

    If I have to buy new, should I go all out with a brake system?

    What else should I be looking for? $2,900 seems quite steep to a cash poor solo flyer.

    Thanks all---
  2. BOB47

    BOB47 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a trailer for sale

    tandem axle with brakes

    20 ft long goosneck

    821/2 wide

    5 foot expanded metal sides

    2 trimmer racks

    I would like to get $2250
  3. BC Lawns

    BC Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Posts: 8

    Thanks Bob,

    Would love to buy.
    Budget is around $1.7$ though
    Montana is a ways from TX also.

    Thanks again though-----
  4. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Check with state laws regarding brakes. In many states, when you go to tandem the increased weight capacity of the trailer will require brakes. If you actually use them or not, well, you know, hey....
  5. SOS

    SOS LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 11

    $2900 seems quite high! You can always watch on eBay for new or used but you may have to drive a little to pick one up.
    I just ordered a custom built trailer.
    • 6.5 x 14 tandem axle
    • brakes on one axle
    • 4 foot ramp gate
    • gas rack on the front
    • wrap around tongue
    • pressure treated deck
    and the price came out to $1800 out the door with tax.
  6. BC Lawns

    BC Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Posts: 8


    Nice setup-
    Who made this trailer for you?
    Would make a nice business trip for me.

    Could I find someone closer to Montana, you think???

  7. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    Check with State Laws????? D.O.T. says over 10,000 lbs GVWR for TRUCK & TRAILER you need to have Electric Brakes on ALL axles!(and a Breakaway Kit). That means ANY 2 axle trailer is going to be in that category! Save yourself some hassle and buy one that meets the requirements so you don't have to upgrade later!

  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    In Dallas.. I can get a 16x7 angle iron trailer with 4 ft sides, tandem axle and front locking box, new tires and painted for $1150.00. Theres good deals out there, just gotta search for them.
  9. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    actually there are two axle trailers with less than 10,000# GVWR. so, no you don't "need" too have both axles with brakes
  10. mottster

    mottster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    isn't that 10,000# number with the trucks GVWR included? So if you have a 1-ton truck...even with 2,000 pound axles you could need DOT and brakes.

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