18ft. landscape trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by IBGreen, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Its a Texas Bragg and the guy wants $2,300 been pulled twice, and the tires still have the hairs on them. It has a side gate, bulldog coupler, electric brakes, 3500# axles. Oh and a split gate on the back, and of course trimmer racks and the lock box. So what do you guys think? Good price? Would you pull it with a half ton truck for a few years?
  2. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    does it have the 4 foot sides on it like this bragg trailer. if so I would say it would serve you well for that price

  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Yes it does, and it has 1 inch bars going from the front of the wheels wells to the top of the trailer for reinforment I guess. They are on both wheel wells one in front and one in back. LED lights and the whole nine yards.
  4. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    Well if you get one get a black one so it will be easy to match the paint. I made the mistake of buying a dark blue trailer about 5 years ago and im painting it black in the next few weeks. If you do any mods to your trailer its easy to touch it up with a spray can.
  5. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Well I thought about that, but we have white trucks, and I have a dark blue trailer like you said right now. The one I'm talking about is dark green. Its the same color thats on our shirts, hats, and cards. Also we'll have big white signs on the sides and back with our logo, name, and number all in the same color as the trailer.
  6. Lazer Man

    Lazer Man LawnSite Member
    from SW Pa.
    Messages: 9

    Doesn't seem like a bad price to me, But the question I have is why all the sides? What real purpose do they serve, in my thinking they limit where you can get on and off the trailer, something else to have to look through when backing the trailer. We have a 18ft trailer the same as the one pictured above but without the sides, I can get on or off the trailer anywhere I want to, nothing to bump into when securing my machines down. We have another trailer that the floor is set down 2" along the edges and I'm constantly tripping or getting my feet caught on that edge. IMHO a flat with no sides is the way to go. Just something to think about.

  7. Outback Designz

    Outback Designz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    The trailer is nice. Not sure if you want to pull with 1/2 ton. I did that and the weight makes it sag in rear. The ride is not as safe,imo. I ended up adding another spring to stiffen it some til I can get 3/4 ton truck. Good Luck.
  8. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Very nice trailer. Well worth the investment
  9. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Thanks guys I appreciate the info. And fox, I am going to do the same thing.
  10. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    IB, I finally sold my trailer and bought the dark green one at Big Tex. It is so nice to have a bigger trailer finally. The price on the Texas Bragg sounds good though. I went to Fiser and looked at theirs and they just didnt for some reason to seem as heavy duty as the Big Tex. But, maybe I was just being picky.

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