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price for a trailer box.

Mark Lawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
MA, South Shore
I went to a welder today who I have used before and usually has very fair prices. I wanted a box made that would be 5ft long 18 inches deep. I wanted to put it about 3ft above the deck and have it be around 18inches deep. He said it would be around 350$ to do. Do you think this is overpriced?
 

Jusmowin

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Va Beach,Va
Not a bad price, but whats really important is the quality of the work and the finished product.
 

LAWNPRO2

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
HI SSLC
THAT IS A LOT FOR THAT . DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WELD??
IF YOU DO GO TO A STEEL SHOP AND ASK THEM WHAT WILL THE
STEEL RUN YOU ..YOU GAN GET THE STEEL FOR AROUND $150-$220
I MADE ONE FOR A GUY I KNOW HE GOT A WELDER AT WAL-MART
FOR $100-$110 WORKS GOOD FOR MOST JOB'S
 

gene gls

LawnSite Gold Member
SSLC:

It could be a little high but it depends on the material, design, and how well it is made. I would use aluminum if I was to do another. I paid $250.00 for steel box 10 years ago thats 24"x24"x84".......If you figure the welders labor at $60.00 per hour,3 hours, its probley not a bad price.

Gene
 

mattydjakd

LawnSite Member
Location
connecticut
I just had a 5' x 18" mesh basket and a little toungue box built and welded on cost 630$....a new basket was going to be 350$, wouldn't have been as well built, and it would be bolted instead of welded on.......these racks are so strong I can't believe it.....may be alittle over priced, but I am very happy with the work.....
 

Eric 1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Toccoa Ga.
Wow that is very high for here. I am geting one made right now for $150....installed and painted. Yes they do quality work, it is the same place i bought the trailer to and it is very nice to.
 
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