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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedWingsDet, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    2 questions.

    How much would you guys pay for....

    1.) A 6.5x16 ft trailer with brake on one axle, used tires and rims, ramp gate, and side gate?

    2.) A 6.5x16 ft trailer with brake on one axle, used tires and rims, no ramp gate or side gate?

    I was thinking $1800 for #1, and probably $1500 for #2?

    How many of you would buy one of these, and which one? also, are these decent prices?

  2. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I might go with #2 if it were me..Its nice to have the side gate but unless you are going to use it a lot it may not be worth it.Also if you have a side gate is there still room for a weed eater rack if you want one.
  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    1. $1650 with new tires.

    A. Why would you buy a trailer with no gates for lawn care?

    B. Why on earth would you buy a NEW trailer woth USED tires????!!!! that sounds crazy.
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I've just been thinking something. I can get a bulk 4 pack of trailers without a ramp gate at a decent price, but I only need one, but its alot cheaper when you buy 4, so I was going to sell 3 and keep one and add a rear gate to it.

    Or I could buy 4 ramp gates with side gates and sell 3.

    Im just trying to see what most people on here would want. I figured the ramp gate, but some people might want it for other reasons, or useing it for a hobby they may have.

    Oh, and because new tires and rims cost about $220 more per trailer.

    So yeah, im just trying to get a feel for what you guys would rather buy. And If I did buy some of these if you'd guys pay $1800 for one. That way If I was to get them in a package deal, it'd be cheaper for us all. Just a matter of finding people in the market for a NEW trailer.
  5. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    A couple of years ago there were several places around here with 6 1/2' x 16' double axel angle iron trailers with used tires for $700 before taxes. I have not priced them recently, but steele prices have gone up quite a lot since then.
  6. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    I could have bought your #1 with new tires for $1800 here. Instead I bought a used car trailer 6.5X16 with brakes on one axle, good used tires, added 14" high rails all around, full width ramp gate on the rear, 52" side gate on the right front, new lights and wiring, paint all for $800. Still needs floor which will be about $200.
  7. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    here is a picture of it

  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Thats awsome! That'd be cool if I could find something that cheap, If I dont decide to go enclosed. Im debating wether or not to go enclosed or not.
  9. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    I have actually sold it, guy is supposed to pick up next week. $800. Couldnt get a picture posted before now.
  10. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Can you get trailers that are other sizes than 6.5x 16? Like something that would fit between an 8 foot gate?

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