New Landscape Trailer Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by carolinagreen, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. carolinagreen

    carolinagreen LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 5

    I need to purchase a new 16 ft open utility trailer for my ZTR and other equip. The brand I am looking at is Quality Trailers (...the name says it all.) It looks like it is well built.

    The specs are:

    Tandem Landscape Trailer (7,000 pounds GVWR)

    16 foot deck
    lights, wire, connectors
    3x3 x3/16 angle frame and top rail
    standard dovetail
    4 foot spring assisted tailgate

    I got a price $2170.00 out the door.
    18 inch mesh sides are a $200 extra option.
    Is $2170 a good price, is this a good brand?
    I was also wondering if it was worth it to get the 18 inch mesh sides.

    Any guidance on this is much appreciated.
  2. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    well I just bought a tandem 6.5X16 open utility trailer with 18" mesh sides, a side, and rear gate,wood floor, trailer brakes, toolbox on the front, and the rear gate is spring assisted, for $1,000. It's rated at 3,500 pounds per axle. This trailer was a few years hold however, I have since painted it and it looks new. I bought it off a buddy of mine and I think I got one hell of a deal. I love having the 18" mesh sides, actually they are GREAT for mulching, but if your not gonna do much mulching I wouldn't get em. I think for a new trailer that sounds pretty good, you may wanna hunt around and just get a quote from another trailer company so you have some comparison in prices.

    Hope this helps man, let me know if you got any questions!
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Mesh sides are a must....if something falls off a rack inside the trailer, it will bounce around and not fall out. the high sides are great if you happen to get a clean up or a big mulch job... Also the mesh sides are like a giant peg board, in that it gives you a lot of options for mounting small stuff.....
  4. blm86

    blm86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    that about identical to what i paid for my trailer that sounds identical. i just started a thread called pics of the equipment for '08 and there is a few pics of it there. i think that the sides are an ideal option. they make it easy to hang stuff from and also tie down equipment.
  5. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    I have the 4' sides on one of my trailers. I LOVE them. They enable the trailer to accomplish a lot more than without.
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    I got a price on a 14 ft today, different brand though, $1995, so your price seems good too. I wouldnt bother with the mesh.
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I was going to say this sounds way over priced, too !!
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    good price...go with the mesh sides.
  9. Meezer

    Meezer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

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