alum. or steel 8 X 14 enclosed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grass disaster, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,775

    i went and got some prices this weekend for

    8 X 14 enclosed
    ramp door
    side door

    the all alum was a featherlite
    the steel frame one was a (no idea)

    i asked him what the weight difference was he said about 25%

    i wonder if the weight would be a factor pulling it with my chev 3/4 hd?

    the prices he gave me were
    9400 for the all aluminum (seems like a lot )
    5200 for the steel frame with alum sides

    you think it's worth the money for the alluminum?
  2. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    For a trailer that small, I would go with the steel model. Your truck will be able to tow it with no problems, and you will save $4,200. For that kind of money I would look for an Isuzu NPR with a box on it. I have seen those sale for about the kind of money your posting.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Grassmaster I own 2 haulmarks i was going to buy a feather light box and the dealer showed me the weight ratois.there was not that much weight difference and the price was thru the roof high i think all you are getting is a tounge and a frame.all box trailers are made pretty much the same.I also own a featherlite flatbed.

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