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Used Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ACA Lawn Care, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. ACA Lawn Care

    ACA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I found a used trailer. It is very well made. It is a 6'6"x16. The metal is very thick. Trailer is 7 years old. Wood flooring has 2 holes in which he covered with plywood. He also has some treated lumber he would let me have. All tires are good except 1 and it just gets low. It has the car ramps (2). I offered him $500 for it. He said, It's a deal. It this a good deal or am I too high. Thanks for opinions.
     
  2. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  3. harley29710

    harley29710 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Is it made with angle iron or channel? Channel gives better strength but also makes it heavier. Depends on what you intend to do with it. Either way the price sounds like a heck of a deal.
     
  4. ACA Lawn Care

    ACA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    It is 2x3 angle iron. I would say it was 1/4 inch thick. I could be lying to you, but it is awfully thick.. How much for new treated wood this trailer
     
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    BUY IT NOW!!!! I paid $1250 for a 5x10 single axel w/o breaks. Do it while it's cheap.
     
  6. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Buy it, it's a car trailer right? I just bought one too. 2x3 angle on the sides like you said. It'll make a nice lawn trailer. I have put rails all the way around mine, ramp gate on the back and a 52" side gate on the right front. Still have to put the new floor in. I paid $500 and with the steel and new lights, paint, etc. have about $750 in it. I'll have about $1,000 when I finish. A new one with two gates around here the same size runs about $1,800. I'll post some pics soon.
     
  7. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Oh yeah, I made the gate hinges so that I can lower the gates, slide them over and totally remove the gate if I wanted too. I am going to fix the two ramps with the same kind of hinge so I can slip the rear gate off and slip the ramps on to load a small tractor. I think the gate would probably hold but just to be safe.
     

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