1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

Used trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by columbiaplower, May 5, 2003.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    I know this is a tuff question, im gonna take a few pictures today which will help you gauge. Its a Big Tex that is 18' x 6' 1/2" and its maybe 3-4 years old. Has a split drop gate. Tadem 3500 lbs axles, angle iron rails, brakes and working lights. It needs a little bit of repairs. A few welds on the side rails and the wood could be replaced in the next couple years and it could use a paint job. The guy wants $1200.00 firm for it which i think is a bit high. A new 18' goes for like $1800-1900. What do you think?
    Thanks
    -Nick
     
  2. gilllawnservice

    gilllawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I would say buy new. The 6-700 dollars in savings you will spend on repairs. In addition, you will still have a trailer that many more years old. Buy new and have no worries.

    GLS
     
  3. Wannafish

    Wannafish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Just remember...you get what you pay for...hopefully.
     
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That price is high for the replacement cost you have quoted. For that little difference in price I would buy new and then have nothing to worry about. Take some pictures and let us know.

    Gravely_Man
     
  5. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    its in better shape then I thought. I needs one weld fixed and thats it. It inspection today and i think im gonna end up paying 1000 for it. Its 3 years old and was being used as a "back up". And i said it Texas Brag but itsa Mid Atlantic. The dealer has a list price of like 2100.
    so i would save some coin.
    -Nick
     

Share This Page