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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:30 PM

Now, hold on Casey.  I went over your original post to see how much of the criteria was met.
New?  No.
Treated lumber floor?  Uh uh.
Side load?  Nope
Ramps? Nein
Can't tell on size but it certainly looks to be a beast of a trailer.  My guess is you couldn't say no since it was an auction and most guys are looking for small trailers to compensate for their 4 foot long truck beds.
 
Whatever the price, you did well my friend.  That trailer should last you a good long time.  I just thought it was a good opportunity to bust your chops a little.  Happy trailering!
 
Hey, I've done the same exact thing.


77.25" between the edges of the angle iron bed sides and 16 foot long.
Treated lumber floor was only to combat rust LOL, I will have to paint the undersize at some point, but no rust through like the grey tilt trailer.
Side load is not perfect enough, not really always easy.
Nobody seems to do ramps correctly, so might as well do it myself. Haha

I had to buy it. It was so cold I had vested interest in it. Besides, it got down to the "just one more bid and he won't go another." That lasted the final $375.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:31 PM

77.25" between the edges of the angle iron bed sides and 16 foot long.
Treated lumber floor was only to combat rust LOL, I will have to paint the undersize at some point, but no rust through like the grey tilt trailer.
Side load is not perfect enough, not really always easy.
Nobody seems to do ramps correctly, so might as well do it myself. Haha

I had to buy it. It was so cold I had vested interest in it. Besides, it got down to the "just one more bid and he won't go another." That lasted the final $375.

OMG I would have bought it too!  NICE!


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Need a little help identifying manufacturer of this trailer. All I have to go by is the title is 1986 "BERT" which most likely is short for something longer, like when they put down "FRUE" for Fruehauf. I can not find anything even close yet.... But mabey one of you guys titled one of these "BERT" brand trailers and remember the full name...

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 11:58 PM

Nice trailer Casey. You're way good if you don't mind a little improvement time
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Nice trailer Casey. You're way good if you don't mind a little improvement time


I have no choice now right? Lol

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:43 AM

You went to an auction,bought a trailor,and came back with nothing on it?
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 06:27 AM

he was so taken with the buy he forgot to buy some thing else , nice solid trailer  


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:00 AM

Should be a nice trailer for you . Would there be any way you can make it able to side load ?
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:21 AM

Should be a nice trailer for you . Would there be any way you can make it able to side load ?

I think those angle side rails are part of the overall strength on a utility trailer.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:49 PM

You went to an auction,bought a trailor,and came back with nothing on it?

It was an auction with 16 items including the trailer I bought, which sold second to last. Other things that sold were:
John Deere 1070 with loader and backhoe for $13,100
John Deere 4200 With no second gear for $3200
John Deere 855 for $3600
A Ferris zero turn with broken motor mount for I forget how much
Cushman truck for $825 And it ran but will not start...
A bent three point blade for a few hundred
A brush hog for around $600
A working push mower for $60
A pressure washer that runs but doesn't pump for a few hundred
A concrete saw that no one knew if it worked or not for a couple hundred
A Gas stove that needed a regulator for about a hundred
A 4000 watt generator that won't start for a few hundred
A torpedo heater that works but smokes for about a hundred
A Dodge Dakota hard tonneau cover that sold for $10 (someone else felt sorry for the auctioneer lol)
A 2003 Ford Crown Victoria ex cop car (wanted it but didn't bid or look at), and didn't watch it sell, was right after I bought the trailer
The trailer that I bought for $1375

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, November 22, 2015 - 04:57 PM.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:56 PM

Should be a nice trailer for you . Would there be any way you can make it able to side load ?


Yes, if the main ange frame wasn't 5" tall to "drop" into. Oh well, still a good trailer. The sides do add some structure as Kenny reminds us, but unlike the trailer Kenny bought, mine has the main frame made of 5" tall angle iron, much like my single axle tilt equipment trailer.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Steel deck,,way to go!


Not always, they get slippery when cold, especially with crawlers. Or loads of steel, frozen pallets, etc.

That being said, for the price and condition, you got a steal of a deal.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Yup, could get slick, but I'm a fair weather trailering person, so it shoud be ok since I don't use any of the trailers thru the winter months.

The real benefit of the steel deck is it gets my load closer to the ground for better loading angles and lower center of gravity.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Watched a guy with a steel wheel Fordson almost make his wife a widow on a steel deck in the rain.

he picked a spot to load that was a little less than flat to the right and back.

 

 

Just be careful and mix a little sand into the paint when you paint it.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Not always, they get slippery when cold, especially with crawlers. Or loads of steel, frozen pallets, etc.

That being said, for the price and condition, you got a steal of a deal.

 a lady i dated a hundred years ago in Bracebridge On frequently sported a t-shirt "slippery when wet,,isn't everybody" So use caution,,plastic bed liners should be labelled with warnings..those things are slicker than snot on a steering wheel when wet


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