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Should I use this type of trailer.....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nitro121, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I might trade my dirtbike for a part time trailer. Its a 5x10 tilt trailer. I've never used one.

    Is it as easy to use as a ramp trailer?

    Or does it slam down every time you ride a mower up it?

    I guess I'm asking if it will take the beating of a 20 yard a week route?

    Thanks for the help. Or let me know if I should hold out for a ramp trailer?

  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Why not test it before you buy it?
  3. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Taking my bike down and trailer back....so I don't want to waste the time. And I know someone on this site has experience with these trailers. And trying it out real quick doesn't compare to a 10 yard day when your busting azz. So I need to know if it will last more than 2 seasons. I don't want to have to lock it down and use pull out ramps at every yard after 1/2 a season.
  4. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    with my post moved...I'll never get any responses. :laugh:
  5. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Well, considering it's just a 5X10, are you really going to save that much money by going with a tilt trailer over one with a built in ramp? 5X10s aren't too expensive. Sounds like you just found someone interested in trading for your bike, but personally I think I'd go buy one with a ramp unless you just really can't afford it, the tilt sounds like a PITA.
  6. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Well if I get no more offers....i'm going with it as long as it has a wooden floor and not mesh.

    Now...if anyone has real experience with one as a full time trailer...let me know.
  7. DoetschOutdoor

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

    My buddy has had a tilt trailer for about 10 years and it has held up to getting slammed down on. We used to always use it for our dirtbikes and now he uses it to haul a small ztr around on. You can kinda learn how to ride the mower or bikes up on it to where it goes down slow and does not slam. Your bike must not be worth much trade because like other poster said, 5x10 trailers can be found for a few hundred bucks. Its your call but I think it will hold up to 20 stops a week if its good quality and not already beat up.
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    A trailer with a ramp would be more efficient and easier to use.
  9. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    I used a tilt trailer for a while, even with letting it down "lightly" all the time, I just dont think they are built as well, the toungs start to bend at the point where the trailer hits and latches..... Sold it, and now use a ramp gate trailer
  10. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    for the info. I think it will work for what I need it for then.

    Well here...in Va...between DC and Richmond.....you can't get a 5x10 for less then 800/900 (tilt). $1095 for a wooden deck/ramp. Even at Tractor Supply they cost that much. 5x8 mesh floor, small tires....$695. So yeah, the 93 CR125 isn't worth much....maybe 750 in this economy.

    Peace out!

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