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Ok, So I'm ready for a new trailer.... well I'm overdue for one.

Here is what I will be hauling on a daily basis:

Lesco 48" WB
Lesco 32" WB
Toro Pro-Line 21"
STIHL FS 110, FC 110, BR 550, BG 85, HS 45
Two Grass Gobblers; One Sulky; Garbage Can; Traffic Cones;

I have two TrimmerTrap racks, one backpack blower, and one for three trimmers. Also have one for handtools. A landscape basket will be added soon.

I'm really not into the whole enclosed trailer anymore, I honestly don't have room in my budget and I need to invest in other equipment.


I have a budget of $2k.

I want a side gate!

Dual Axle, Brakes

I really can't get anything over 16', just too big for my route.

Pulled with a Chevy 3/4 Ton Truck:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:


I would like to hear some opinions/options.


Thanks!

-Mitch-
 

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I would say try 2 things:
1) Check out your local trailer shop. I know my shop has a 16ft trailer for $2195...a little over 2k but they are a smaller shop so they make up with it in prices.
2) Check on Craigslist...i have seen MANY, nice, 16ft trailers for around 2k.
Good luck, hope to see some pictures of the finished product.
 

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It shouldnt be to hard, but your not going to get any brakes if you want em. I just bought my 16ft off craigslist for 1100. a ramp gate would cost me about 150-200 and a side gate prob the same. so its doable. craigslist would be the best place to start.
 

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i would go for big tex / load trail. those seem to be holding up the best from what i see in my area. (not really many pj's around me). New 14' big tex 70tv (2ft solid steel sides) double axle brakes on both axles was running right at $3500 tax & title this spring by me. reglar open style was somewhere in the low 2's. I would start with craigslist like others have said.
 

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i would get a 16' trailer. good working size so you dont have to worry as much about logistics when planning your day. i think it's going to be close getting a 16' trailer w/ a side gate new for 2k. i would imagine about $2,200. and a gage will run you about $500.

i bought a brand new, 6x16 open trailer, dual brakes, rear ramp, cage, trimmer racks for about 2k. i have dual 3500lb axles and love the trailer. much easier to work from than an enclosed trailer imo. brakes are a must though, you wil love em once you try them for the 1st time.
 

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Thanks for all of the comments.

I have had good luck with my previous Carry-On, what are your opinions on them?

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i think they are too lightweight. especially on the larger trailers. around they are waaaay overpriced. it costs more for a6x16 carry-on than one from the bigger trailer manufacturers.
 

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So I just got off the phone with a dealer.

He carries Load-Trail, which I have been impressed with.

Heres what I came up with:

77x14 Tandem Axle Landscape Trailer
2ft Mesh Sides
Side Gate
Brakes on BOTH Axles
$2895

Landscape Box Can Be Added For $300.

I didn't think that those prices were out of line. I'd like to purchase a NEW trailer, not a fan of really buying used stuff, being I need something that is warranted, and is not likely to break on me.

It is a two hour drive from my house, but he's the closest dealer.

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I would say that's reasonable. It's a little more than you wanted to pay but 1) its your money and 2) i agree with getting something new. Its always nice to know you can take it back to the dealer if anything goes wrong. Hope to see some pics soon!
 

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ya I would def go with that I think that the 14 is a great size Idk why you need dual axles on it though??? your only carrying to walk behinds right? I got my 6x14 single axle brand new last year with a side and rear gate and 4000 pound axle for 1150. I do think this would be a great trailer if u can spare the cash
 

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So I just got off the phone with a dealer.

He carries Load-Trail, which I have been impressed with.

Heres what I came up with:

77x14 Tandem Axle Landscape Trailer
2ft Mesh Sides
Side Gate
Brakes on BOTH Axles
$2895

Landscape Box Can Be Added For $300.

I didn't think that those prices were out of line. I'd like to purchase a NEW trailer, not a fan of really buying used stuff, being I need something that is warranted, and is not likely to break on me.

It is a two hour drive from my house, but he's the closest dealer.

-Mitch-
I'd try knocking him down a little. I just bought a new skidsteer trailer.

Dealer had it on the low for $3295. It was a Big Tex 18ft trailer with a 10k gvw and brakes on all axles, etc etc, real nice trailer.

Walked out the door for $2700.

If you have a few dealers within a reasonable drive, Fill up your tank and your pocket with cash, dealer's are hurting for sale - posted prices mean nothing.
 

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The Load Trail trailer would be a good choice. Stay away from Carry-On. Built too light. Priced to high. PJ and Load Trail both are built with a 4" c-channel frame and tongue. The PJ even has removeable sides. We sell a brand new 16' PJ with a 4' fold down gate (spring loaded) for $2500. From a dealers standpoint you won't be able to beat them down on the price of a small utility trailer very much. Unless they are priced WAY high to begin with. But I know I would never sell a 3300 skid loader trailer for 2700 even if it meant losing the sale.
 

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The Load Trail trailer would be a good choice. Stay away from Carry-On. Built too light. Priced to high. PJ and Load Trail both are built with a 4" c-channel frame and tongue. The PJ even has removeable sides. We sell a brand new 16' PJ with a 4' fold down gate (spring loaded) for $2500. From a dealers standpoint you won't be able to beat them down on the price of a small utility trailer very much. Unless they are priced WAY high to begin with. But I know I would never sell a 3300 skid loader trailer for 2700 even if it meant losing the sale.
and what would a PJ 77x14 with brakes on both axles, and a side gate for ATV's cost? curious for my own interests.
 

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I actually lookedat that same 7x14 trailer here a down to earth trailer manufactured local. built very well. dual 3500 axles with electric brakes and a side gate was 2k flat out.
 

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I actually lookedat that same 7x14 trailer here a down to earth trailer manufactured local. built very well. dual 3500 axles with electric brakes and a side gate was 2k flat out.
thats more the figure i was thinking of.
 
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