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Anyone use simulators on trailers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Gold86, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Gold86

    Gold86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    A couple of weeks ago i posted about what brand of enclosed trailer you guy suggested, well because of the bang for the buck factor I have decided on an Atlas. I also decided on this because that is what my dealer that I have dealt with for years sells. I have decided on what I want except for one thing, what type of wheels. I sure don't want white spokers, so my option is clear coated aluminum (i don't want polished) or using stainless wheel simulators. Going the alum. route would be about 300 dollars more. What i am wondering from you guys is does anyone use these stainless simulators and what do you guys think of them. If you don't know what I talking about they are on a lot of large, fancy horse trailers. I will try to post of a pic of to show you what I mean.
  2. Gold86

    Gold86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    here's the pic

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    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I just use the plain white ones.
  4. Gold86

    Gold86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    no offense, but I just hate the looks of those. I think if i'm going to spend 8000 on a trailer I might as well get the wheels i want
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    Spend the 300 and get aluminum. I hate simulators, just think they are cheesy. I would love to have aluminum wheels on my skidsteer trailer.
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Go with aluminum wheels you have weight savings and they are better looking plus you don't have the problem with RUST.

    Wheel sims look good on dually trucks and that is about it.
  7. Gold86

    Gold86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I should have mentioned they are polished stainless, so they won't rust.I have a pic here off a trailer on ebay. Can someone help me out here, are these polished or that clear coated aluminum. Also if anyone on here has an enclosed trailer that is running aluminum wheels some pics would be awesome.

  8. Gold86

    Gold86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    heres another

  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    hub caps and wheels simulators are ugly in my opinion. I would rather have a painted steel wheel then those.
  10. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    May put a set of them on the trailer when the tires wear out. $400 with the new tires on them and ready to go. But at the rate things are going, it will be another 10K miles before that happens.

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