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16' to 18' trailer- my money, your choice

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GG386, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. GG386

    GG386 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I need to pick up an enclosed trailer, 10,000 gvw, best looking and build quality are essential. My plan is to get at least a 10 year service life out of it- remember it's MY money:)
    Any suggestions?
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    if you have the storage space and the roads it will be on are big enough, get the 18 footer.
  3. GG386

    GG386 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Thanks Steve,
    since most of my work is commercial, I was looking for best manufacturer and those got to have options (torflex axles come to mind as one).
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    If price is not a question....Go with wellsCargo Or Pace they are both very good trailers
  5. Briarpatch Joe

    Briarpatch Joe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I've got a Pace car trailer (square top). They seem to be built a little better than the old round tops. No stain running down the sides of your trailer from the roof either. Bigger is better
  6. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

  7. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 89

    My Wells Cargo is 9 years old. It has always been outside through winter and summer. I would buy another one for sure.
  8. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Yes sir!!!!
  9. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    I would get the longer trailer, even if you do not need it right now. Give yourself room to grow a little.

    Perhaps even opt for a 20 or 24 footer.

    United trailer has a 7 year warranty.

  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Id go with the bigger size trailer, it's always better to have more space then not enough. I started out with a 16 footer and quickly realized it wasn't enough

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