Another "should I buy this trailer" thread

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 93Chevy, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,336

    Sorry for another boring post, but I'd like to see some opinions thrown around. Attached are some pics of the trailer my boss wants to sell. He told me he'd sell it for $500 and let me keep it at his shop as I don't have any storage area at my parent's house.

    First pic is the overall trailer. The next is of a tire that needs replaced, one of a dent on the wheel well, one of some meshing that needs to be replaces, and finally a pic of the decking.

    I know it needs some work, but as I don't NEED a trailer until winter, I could spend some time working on it myself to learn how to do it. That way I wouldn't have to dump all kinds of money into it at one time, I could space it out.

    On another note, as next year I will only have a 48" WB plus the standard power equipment, is this too much trailer? I plan on expanding my business in the next few years with a ZTR. I've been told that it's better to have too much trailer than not enough, which makes sense.





  2. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Buy it. Good deal.
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  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,336

    Thanks for your input.

    Anybody else?
  4. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I would jump on that... Here in colorado that would go for over a grand...
  5. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    Yeah, jump on it. heat the fender and straighten it. Throw a new sheet of mesh on the ramp and paint it. Then trailer tires should be about $300 and you'll have a real nice trailer for ~$900 total.
  6. 2Brosmow

    2Brosmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I'd say it is a real steal especially if you got time to work on it. That trailer will always be worth $1000 minimum if it is maintained
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,336

    Thanks for reaffirming my judgment guys.

    I'll talk to the boss man tomorrow and see what kind of deal we can work out.
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    yeah.....better jump on that.....just a few dollars in paint and stuff and you have a good trailer
  9. Horsepower Lawns

    Horsepower Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    Make sure that rear axle gets a dust cap on it soon. A new axle would be 200-300.
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,336

    Boss said the rear axle was replaced last year.

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