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Are Hudson trailers worth the extra $$$$$$$?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by thepawnshop, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I am going to look at a Hudson trailer for my skid-steer tomorrow and it is about $700 more than other trailers I am looking at in that class:

    20' (18 with a 2' dove-tail)
    12k (two 6,000 pound axles)
    Dual brakes
    5' ramps
    L.E.D. Tail Lights
    Powder Coat finish

    $3,995

    This is not a "Deck Over", but a low boy tag-a-long. The trailer itself weighs about 2500 lbs.

    So do you guys think the "Hudson" name warrants the extra bucks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lamarbur

    lamarbur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I have Bri-Mar 12,000 pound trailer and next to my neighbors 7,000 Hudson, there is no comparison. Although, I did say his 7 to my 12 and that may be all the difference.. I know my main rails are almost twice the width of his and the tires/rims much larger,,, I'd have to look it up but beleive the 12K Bri-Mar was 3100 and that was with some options
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    Never heard of hudson. Btw Bri mar =junk.

    Matt
     
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    [QUOTE Btw Bri mar =junk.

    Matt[/QUOTE]

    Our Bri-Mar dump trailer has been nothing but a bullet-proof workhorse.
     
  5. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    I think they are solidly built. I own one, and know people that own them, they hold up really well. I don't think you could go wrong with one. I also think you may be able to find others for less that may be built just as well, but it would be a gamble, plus who in this business has time to drive all around and look at different trailers.
     
  6. lamarbur

    lamarbur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    have an awful hard time convinving me of

    "Never heard of hudson. Btw Bri mar =junk."
     
  7. laine inc

    laine inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Personaly I like Hudson trailers. I would by another one in a heart beat.

    :blob3:
     
  8. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Got anything to back up this comment with?
     
  9. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    never heard of hudson either check out load- trail they make a NICE trailer just like what you are in the market for specifically for bobcat.

    http://www.loadtrail.com/
     
  10. John'sMaint

    John'sMaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I Have owed hudson trailers for yrs. Just bought another 16ft landscape trailer. I would pay the $700.00 more. Used other name trailers yrs ago till an axle broke loose on the trailer and it ended up in the ditch. I was lucky it did not swing out into oncomeing traffic!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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