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    hey guys! here are 2 pics of recent buys I got off of craigslist. @ weeks ago I got the 5x8 trailer for $900, and yesterday, I bought this 2001 Ariens EZR 1742 for $500. Im looking at a 48" Giantmow walk behind for $500. Not sure whether to get that or a 5x8 open trailer I'm also looking at.
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    1994 GMC Safari
    Ariens EZR-1742 42" ZTR
    Cub Cadet 33" WB
    Echo SRM-210 trimmer
    Echo BP blower
    Stihl BR-600 Backpack Blower
    Shindaiwa LE263 Stick Edger
    Husqvarna 345 16" Chain Saw
    Ryobi Pole Hedge Trimmer
    5x8 Open bed trailer

    Edward Hunter Yardworks
    edwardhunteryardworks.com
    edwardhunteryardworks@gmail.com
    Powhatan Virginia

  • #2
    Those look great!

    Give us the low down why you chose them.

    Why the enclosed vs the open and why that brand of mower?
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    • #3
      2 recent buys

      Both the trailer and the mower were a "luck of the draw" happenings. I wanted an enclosed trailer to protect from the weather and theft. Plus, it's a nice place to put your advertisement! I wasn't really in the market for a zero turn. I wanted a 36"-42" walk-behind. It's what I have alot of experience on, and they do great work in the right hands. However....a 2001 zero turn for ONLY $500???? With nothing wrong with it, and it was garage kept? You'd be a fool to NOT get it. At the worst, you could resell it for a profit.
      1994 GMC Safari
      Ariens EZR-1742 42" ZTR
      Cub Cadet 33" WB
      Echo SRM-210 trimmer
      Echo BP blower
      Stihl BR-600 Backpack Blower
      Shindaiwa LE263 Stick Edger
      Husqvarna 345 16" Chain Saw
      Ryobi Pole Hedge Trimmer
      5x8 Open bed trailer

      Edward Hunter Yardworks
      edwardhunteryardworks.com
      edwardhunteryardworks@gmail.com
      Powhatan Virginia

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      • #4
        Man you got a smoking deal on that trailer, I would love to have a small cargo trailer but they are desperate expensive here, one like yours, used, if I am lucky would be $3,500++ and finding one is next to impossible, the plan was to drive south and buy one over the winter but time being what it is I just never found any
        Andy
        Halifax, Nova Scotia

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        • #5
          Enclosed Trailers

          Andy,

          You could likely buy a brand new one here in that size for less than $3500.00. I saw a good used tandem axle sell at auction for less than $3,000 back in November and everyone said it sold high. I think I saw several single axle trailers, similar to the one pictured, listed for about a grand here locally.

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          • #6
            Andy,

            You could likely buy a brand new one here in that size for less than $3500.00. I saw a good used tandem axle sell at auction for less than $3,000 back in November and everyone said it sold high. I think I saw several single axle trailers, similar to the one pictured, listed for about a grand here locally.
            What is happening is most of the enclosed trailers around here are made in the deep South, Florida and Atlantia, by the time they get here through so many middle men and trucking the prices are way over the top.
            Andy
            Halifax, Nova Scotia

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            • #7
              I would skip the giant mow
              I bought one of them new in 1996 for $1800 and it was not that great.

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              • #8
                That's a great price on that trailer.

                Are you going to get some lettering done or put your logo on it?
                Start a profitable lawn care business.

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                • #9
                  enclosed trailer

                  I personally have a 6x10 trailer and I'll be the first to tell you that they aren't made for mowing. Yes, I'd agree your purchase price was great, but I'd also bet you sell that thing by the mid season.

                  The problem with these smaller (5x8-6x10) trailers are the rear doors. They swing sideways and the rear doors do not act as a ramp to load and unload. (This means two things. First that you have to mess around with ramps.. Wait till the first time a ramp slips out from under you and down goes the mower.. I had it happen last year. Do not park With the truck going uphill..) Second is that the trailer isn't built heavy enough to support a load using ramps on the back of the trailer.. You'll see stress starting to crack your plywood flooring.

                  Yes, enclosed trailers can be nice for some things, but 30-40 times a week messing with ramps will probably put the trailer up for sale and take that $900 profit to get a larger trailer.

                  If you plan to have a walk behind and that zero turn you might want to check into a 6.5 x 12 open trailer.. You can still have a single axle for this size and the only thing better is a 24 foot with side ramp

                  Great prices, Good luck this season!

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                  • #10
                    Are any of the larger enclosed trailers any better at this or no?
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                    • #11
                      Larger enclosed

                      Correct, Steve. The larger enclosed trailers, seem to be the ticket. You want one large enough to have a side door up front so you don't have to climb over your mowers to get equipment stored in the front of the trailer, and you want one with a ramp style rear door. Both items in my mind are a must for mowing.

                      I'm looking to trade up for these items..

                      As for advertising, I see a lot of enclosed trailers around here.. I don't bother reading everyones logos/billboards. Actually open trailers with nice equipment tends to catch my eye more..

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                      • #12
                        What about using the trailer to haul mulch, topsoil or yard waste? Does that become a major headache with an enclosed trailer as well? Or has that not been a big issue?
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                        • #13
                          2 MORE pieces of equipment!

                          I just bought 2 more pieces! WOOT!!! I just bought a 33" Cub Cadet walk-behind and an open bed 5x8 trailer for $1500 off craigslist! Going to pick them up this afternoon in Newport News, VA. When I get them home, I'll try to post the pics either tonight or tomorrow. $2400 for a ztr, a walk-behind, an open and enclosed trailer with-in a couple of weeks! Still need 2 blowers.
                          1994 GMC Safari
                          Ariens EZR-1742 42" ZTR
                          Cub Cadet 33" WB
                          Echo SRM-210 trimmer
                          Echo BP blower
                          Stihl BR-600 Backpack Blower
                          Shindaiwa LE263 Stick Edger
                          Husqvarna 345 16" Chain Saw
                          Ryobi Pole Hedge Trimmer
                          5x8 Open bed trailer

                          Edward Hunter Yardworks
                          edwardhunteryardworks.com
                          edwardhunteryardworks@gmail.com
                          Powhatan Virginia

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                          • #14
                            I look forwards to seeing them!
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                            • #15
                              I have the craftsman tagged 33" they are both made by MTD. It's a POS, but it gets the job done.

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