Looking for a new trailer...need opinions and suggestions...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by stuffdeer, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    Hey everyone...

    I'm in the market for a 7x16ft open trailer. I don't want some cheap angle iron trailer, but more so a heavy duty trailer that I wont have problems with.

    There is a dealer that sells Sure-Trac trailers that I really like the look of. Not angle iron at all, all boxed steel.

    Any other brands I should be looking at?

    Thanks guys.

    BTW, I'm from Michigan, but don't mind traveling to OH or IN.
  2. CRQualityMowing

    CRQualityMowing LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

  3. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I've looked at their trailers before. They aren't horrible. But the sides are made of nothing buy angle iron. I was always taught a good way to test strength is by pushing on either of the front corners, and watching flex. There is quite a bit on these.

    And that trailer isn't legal for commercial use in Michigan. You need brakes on both axles. I don't know the laws for OH
  4. CRQualityMowing

    CRQualityMowing LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    Are the sides strong enough to hold two weedeaters on a trimmer rack? I was just looking at the trailer as a possibility for a backup.
  5. madskier1986

    madskier1986 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I could be wrong, but I though that we can get away with brakes on one axle in the mitten. I am also looking for a new trailer and was thinking of finding a sure-trac dealer, as they have the tube trailers i think your looking for.
  6. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I am from Michigan and i have 3 trailers for sale ...2 trailers 18x7.5 and and integerty 20 foot viper trailer 20 x 7 let me know on here or pvt mesg me.

    we here in michigan have to have brakes on at least one tire on each axle and suposed to have our dot numbers on the trailer let me know on these guys
  7. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    Yeah def. I know quite a few guys that use these trailers. They aren't horrible, just not what I'm looking for.
  8. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    definately a box tube trailer could be stronger than an angle iron one ,but they could also be weaker depending on the thickness of the metal tube .Also ,if crap gets inside the tube and starts holding moisture ,they can rot from the inside without you even knowing it's rotted right through .
  9. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 354

    Sure Trac trailers are made about 45 min from me. I have toured there facility they are really nice trailers. My dad purchased a 6.5X12 tube frame, led lights, electric brakes and it is built like a tank. My next trailer will come from there. I really like the high side trailers they have and im thinking to have one custom built with 5k axles instead of the 3500 lb axles.
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,267

    I have heard good things about sure trac as well.

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