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Trailer Worth It??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by taylortech, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Dawson

    Dawson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    The steel that the tongue is made of doesn't really look big enough for a trailer that size to my eye.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,066

    This is kinda what I'm talking about.
    1) it literally looks as if it's just welded right to the front. If that's the case it's NOT EVEN close to strong enough.
    2) what's with that hollow tube right there?

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  3. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
    Messages: 1,339

    It looks flimsy to me. The boards aren't capped either. Another sign that whoever made it doesn't know how to build a good trailer.
     
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  4. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    The tongue on my 4x8 is hardier than that trailers. It looks like it was just butt welded to the frame instead of going under it.
     
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  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,753

    Run , then take that same money and buy a brand new trailer with brand new tires , lights and brakes . Finance the difference . My last new trailer lasted me 23 years
     
  6. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,569

    I agree. Trailers are usually worth it to buy new.
     
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  7. Planet-Landscape

    Planet-Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Pass on it and put the money down on a quality trailer. If a new trailer isn't in the cards, pass on it and keep looking.
     
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  8. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,220

    Not here. If you can put wheels on it and hook it up to a vehicle, they'll register it.
     
  9. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,398

    That gate won’t hold up either. The way it is built says that the mesh will bow and snap with regular use.
     
  10. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Same in Ga as long as you have the stupid home made trailer "vin" plate permanently attached the cop will sign the paper and tag office never sees the trailer. One of mine the tag is held on with peratex ultra black very "permanent". The laws on trailers are so stupid, the cops don't really pay much attention to the tax around my house. A friend of mine at one point had 5 trailers and two tags one was expired so he would splash mud on it at the boat ramp to cover the sticker.
     

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