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Trailer reinforcement advise

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JFGauvreau, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    Currently have a 7X16 feet aluminum open trailer, two 3500 pounds torque axles.

    Looking to get bigger equipment but not sure if the trailer will hold. The trailer manufacture says 4500 pounds is the max loading weight which seems weird since the trailer only weight's in at 900 pounds empty. Looking to haul in the range of 6-10k pounds. Don't feel like buying another trailer either..

    So the question is: Would it be cheaper to have a welder reinforce it with bigger alumi. or steel beams and stronger axles? Anyone ever did this before?

  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,166

    Gonna need another trailer.
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  3. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Need another trailer or rent one
  4. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Aluminum are high priced trailers. Sell it and get a steel one.

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