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Charlotte, NC - Looking to buy a dump trailer in Charlotte

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by jlbf0786, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Messages: 690

    If anyone near Charlotte has a dump trailer they're looking to sell let me know.

    10 to 14' long

  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,328

    Used dump trailers generally sell for 1/2 to 3/4 of a new trailer . Sure you are " saving " money . Until you realize you need 4 tires $ 500 , new brakes and drums $ 600 , maybe a spring and shackles $ 150 . Probably needs paint and has some rust $150 . Now nobody ever overloads a dump trailer so look for a bent axle . This doesnt include your time or someone elses labor to do the repairs . A new pump is $300 bucks.

    So you get a dump trailer for $ 3000 , you may find a great deal and thats it . Or you get a $3000 used dump trailer and have to dump $1500 into it and a week of your time . Thats $4500 . But you can get a NEW one for $ 5000 and up . And its exactly what you want .
    hort101 likes this.
  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,240

    Jairus, try pricing one from red hot welding in rock hill sc.

    That's where we got our new one from and have since bought a couple landscape trailers from them. Same quality if not better then the national companies and cheaper or at least more affordable. I agree with Mdirrigation I sold my trailer for $800 less then what I bought it for in 2003! Partly because of general inflation etc... but you get the point his comments are valid.

    You WONT regret buying new. It's a tool that will make business easier.
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  4. OP

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Messages: 690

    I know, I know.. I'd love to buy it new, along with a new leaf loader.. But I just don't have it like that!

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