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Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by okie2, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    a 16 x 8 ft trailer. With sides, good floor, $500?
     
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I'd say yeah, probably. I paid $750 new for my 5x8 trailer. I would probably jump on that if I were you. Those probably go for at least $1200 new, probably even more. Not many good things out there for $500.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Does it have axles?
    What about the tires?
    Wheel bearings?
    The hitch / tongue?

    I mean, what's wrong with it, why are you asking?
    The only thing I can think of is that it's awful wide...

    If it needs tires that's $400, still a good deal.
    But if the bearings are shot that's likely another $200 in parts + labor.
    Anything else?
     
  4. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    Double axle I'm assuming?
     
  5. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Yea its in good shape. They have been using it. Tandem axles. Used tires but in decent shape
     
  6. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    That's a great deal.
     
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Jump on it.

    If it's too big, you can double your money in a few weeks.

    That's a lot of useable length.

    Maybe look underneath for repair welds just to be sure.
     
  8. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    Yea you better jump on that pretty fast. I can buy a factory direct Kaufman trailer 78" x 16' tandem, 1 braking, gate assist for $1695.
     
  9. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    Like the last guy said you can double your money, if not a little more.
     
  10. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Very good deal, I picked up a 7x16 with a wheel and tire that needed to be replaced and a gate that needed work for $500 and it was still a good deal. I also had to replace some of the floor boards.

    Even if it needs some work, alot of the repairs are probably simple enough that you can do yourself. Add in a coat of paint and it will be looking like new and you'll be real happy you saved over $1000 on it compared to buying new even if you have to get a few things for it.
     

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