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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?
  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.

  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.

  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.

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