Harbor Freight folding trailer opinion?
Posted February 11, 2011 - 08:41 AM
Here is the one I am talking about, my cost $225 and I can pick it up local.
1195 Lb. Capacity 48" x 96" Heavy Duty Foldable Utility Trailer with 12" Wheels - Trailer & Trailer Accessories - Automotive & Motorcycle
This one is almost $175 more, but I am not sure if it's worth it for the use I plan to give it. Plus, I can't fold it and place it in my portable shed.
1720 Lb. Capacity Super Duty 48" x 96" Utility Trailer with 12" Five Lug Wheels and Tires - Trailer & Trailer Accessories - Automotive & Motorcycle
Although, this one is a serious contender... more so depending on the cost of the plywood to cover the other two decks. $175 more though...
1265 Lb. Capacity 5 ft. 8-1/4" x 3 ft. 9-1/4" Heavy Duty Trailer with Ramp - Trailer & Trailer Accessories - Automotive & Motorcycle
Soooo... does anyone have the folding one, and really like it?
Posted February 11, 2011 - 10:54 AM
The pins were a little hard to get in at first. But they "wore" in and were pretty easy to get in and out.
I would recommend a jig or something so when you assemble it it bolts together straight. His was a little crooked but straightened out.
- FirefyterEmt said thank you
Posted February 11, 2011 - 02:43 PM
The only thing I would say bad about it is it will want to try and fold when you tie something down. I had to be inventive and go under the trailer with the straps to get it solid. Maybe a new one has some kind of lock on it and this one was just worn out. If you can store something outside I'd step up from the folding one
I've got a 6x10 tilt with mesh floor now and love it. I've had a couple with the ramp gate and they catch the wind bad and are a heck of a drag on your vehicle.
Posted February 11, 2011 - 02:56 PM
When you can buy one for les than the components cost to build one.
How can you go wrong?
Posted February 11, 2011 - 03:47 PM
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Posted February 11, 2011 - 09:16 PM
i have this trailer and can say it is worth the money have hauled about 1500 pounds in it and have just regular plywood and has been stored outside for for about 2 and 1/2 years with no problem and have put several hundred miles on it
Will the one you listed be big enough? It's not even four foot wide. You better measure your mower deck.
Posted February 12, 2011 - 10:06 AM
Posted February 12, 2011 - 10:41 AM
Posted February 12, 2011 - 09:49 PM
OCH, both the first two have the ability to place stake sides on it, which I plan to do.
Another option for me is to just secure the frame, and make it a solid trailer too. With some research, it seems like the "best" thing to do is to weld up the frame and re-paint it right from the start. That is not a big deal, even if kept fold-able, I think I will be doing that.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, February 12, 2011 - 10:21 PM.