Heads up: Trailer prices on the RISE!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Rook00, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    The main reason that is thought to have sparked this is the ending of a tarrif on steel. After that, China and Japan bought up and took a TON of steel (actually, BILLIONS OF TONS, to be precise :))

    I'm under the impression, however, that China has bought up what it needs (most of what it will use this year), so the prices might not keep going up. But, others see no end in sight. (Especially those in the steel industry).
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Not to be a jerk or anything but have you been into town lately, prices on EVERYTHING are on the rise.
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    The place I just bought a new trailer from raised there rates on trailers 12%.
  4. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Yes, prices on everything seem to be rising, but not not like steel prices have risen.

    Up 66%! USA Today, among other credible sources testify the same number. It has more than doubled, almost tripled. This is a little more significant than a general increase in prices. But you're correct, prices continue to rise on many other things, as well.
  5. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Not a trailer but yesterday I asked about the price on a Brillion drill and was told that the price would be going up and that the increase was because of the rising price of steel.
  6. badranman

    badranman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    My Bobcat dealer told me the factory was behind 2500 machines because of the steel shortage.

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