New Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    I'm trying to decide on a new trailer that will replace my enclosed eventually, once I get a box truck. I found this 6'x16' that has mesh sides and is new for $1300. I don't know what to really look for on an open trailer for lawn maintenance as I have only ran enclosed. This will be a back up if the NPR is down, it will tow 1 Z and 1 stander. Most of the time I will use it for hauling mulch or when hauling trimmings. I know this model has 3500 lb axles and dual axle brakes. Treated floor and a removable 4' ramp. Any other suggestions this manufacture will also custom fab the trailer to my specifications.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  2. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,860

    wow thats a nice trailer for just $1300! if you have the money though why not just get a dump trailer? here you can find a nice 7x14 tandem (10,00lb) for $5000 and trailers here are expensive (basically double, baised on this one), so you could probably get one cheaper and it would be great for landscaping and mulch.
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    That is definately alot of trailer for 1300 bucks. Is that way down south at one of the huge manufacturers? Have you seen the quality in person?
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    Quality is top notch. My nursery has maybe 5 of their equipment trailers. Dump trailer is gonna come down the road when I have a truck with enough balls to move a heavy trailer. For now this is one of two trailer options.

    Option B. is this trailer, only its a 2002 I could get it off my nursery for $2200. Its a 14k deck over 8'x18' dual brakes. Only problem is its heavy for my 1500, has no stake pockets and no mesh sides which I really need. Also has the equipment ramps, I would rather have the single ramp for my mowers.

  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Yes ... WOW !! That is a very nice trailer for just $ 1,300, I say grab it.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I would say to go for it. That looks like it's a nice trailer for the money. Do it up!
  7. Panhead

    Panhead LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    Wow, thats a steal! I wish I would of spent it on that trailer than my T&S 6x12 trailer.
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Thats a cheaaaaap price for the first one.. The second one is way overkill and will be too much for your truck.
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,607

    What about a between the axle with a mesh ramp and tandem 7k axles? Then you could haul mowers if needed and you'd have a trailer for a mini ex or skid..

    You'll never get a mower on that deckover, you couldnt breakover. Plus, its way to heavy for a half ton..
  10. z71tiger

    z71tiger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    i would definitely go with the first one! i paid 1400 for my 6.5'x12' single axle with 4 foot sides weed eater rack and 2'x2' box in front

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