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Whats the scoop on Gatormade trailers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4curbappeal, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Does anyone know much about this trailer company in southern Kentucky? I'm seriously looking at the 6.4 X 16 for around $1700. Whats the good, the bad and the ugly on these trailers? Looks pretty solid to me!

    Here is the link:
    http://www.gatormade.com/trailers/trailerpages/16ftdualaxelutil.php

    Here is the link to the trailer I really want, but a little too much for what I have to spend.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-18-Load-Tra...cmdZViewItemQQptZTrailers?hash=item2a027f6488

    Let me know what you all think. Thanks
     
  2. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Huh, that link you posted looks like a good trailer, I like solid sides though. How did you find the price? I'm interested in their enclosed trailers.
     
  3. Shrekish

    Shrekish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I have a Load Trail dump trailer IMO you wont find a better built trailer. The welds are perfect and all steel part's are machine cut or stamped not cut with a torch, hit with a grinder and welded on. It pulls and back's grate. Looking at the two you are comparing I would not want a trailer with 1' side's. The load trail is expensive but look what your getting. 2' mesh side's, lock box, side ramp,and a good heavy duty back gate. By the way that trailer looks it will be with you a long time. It might be worth waiting a bit longer until you have the money than buy something not as good.
     
  4. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Also check out PJ trailers, I just bought one of their dump trailers last pring and it's great. Built like a tank so I can only assume that the rest of their trailers are built well. I still think either of those trailers you posted the link to will get the job done just fine though.
     
  5. LawnmastersMikejr

    LawnmastersMikejr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    The only problem I've had with the Gator trailers is the wiring for the lights. They're very well made and are very durable.
     
  6. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    cCall the factory and they will direct you to a dealer near you or google gatormade trailers.
     
  7. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    That thing is bright, but it looks well built. Ramp looks strong also!
     
  8. gtmorgan89

    gtmorgan89 LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 318

    I have both 16' and 14' Gatormade trailers. The quality is great with a wrapped tongue, high quality wood, and neat welds. You absolutely can't beat the prices from the factory in Somerset, KY. Its worth the drive.
     

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