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Re: Mower trailer pics

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Stick welding

08-06-2012 20:07:45

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You "assumed" and that was when you put your foot in your mouth. Anybody with half way decent vision in one eye could see from the outset that it is an extremely well built trailer and it makes no difference if it was built by a "pro" or not. All that matters is the quality of construction and that's pretty obvious. You didn't ask questions but rather questioned the construction and when called on it, tried to back track.

How do you know the tires are inadequate? If it had been welded by someone with little experience on aluminum, it would stick out like a sore thumb. Now you're the expert on deck material? It is a small utility trailer not a tri-axle low boy built to carry 50 or 60 tons. Most people buying a trailer can see quality when it's right in front of them.

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Tom Arnold

08-07-2012 06:35:20

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 Re: Mower trailer pics in reply to Stick welding, 08-06-2012 20:07:45  
If I don't respond to your post, then it looks like I have backed down... which is exactly what you accuse me of doing. Therefore, I am obliged to counter your accusations with the following.

I haven't backtracked one iota. I accepted new information as it was made known to me and reacted accordingly. No one has vision that can discern how well made this trailer is. One would have to look underneath it to see how many cross braces were used, the dimensions of the those braces and the spacing of them.

Unlike you, I don't ASSUME that this trailer meets highway code to the point of being certifiable by the authorities. Instead, I ask questions to try and determine how it has been constructed. No one can determine whether round, square or rectangular tubing has a 1/16" wall thickness or a 3/8" wall thickness just by observing the side of the tubing. The same goes for checker plate or angle. Unless you see the end profile, you are merely ASSUMING.

I know that the tires are inadequate because Jon said so in one of his replies in this thread. Perhaps you should try reading everything first.

As for the deck material, I am not an expert but as someone who has been around to the premises of several trailer manufacturers, I know that not a single one of them would use pine. I have seen 2 x 6 spruce being used but only rarely and mostly as a centre filler between the steel deck area where wheels and tracks are supported. When it has been used for a complete deck surface, then there are cross braces on 12 inch centers to provide the necessary support.

Oak is the preferred species of choice for even small tag-alongs all the way up to 53 foot dry van body trailers. If pine was a good choice, then you would find it in common use.

Very few people can see quality because few people know the difference between junk and quality. And even when they do have an idea about quality, price will often sway them to buy cheap and regret later on when things go wrong.

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CJ in MI

08-08-2012 10:01:11

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 Re: Mower trailer pics in reply to Tom Arnold, 08-07-2012 06:35:20  
ever hear of apitong?

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Tom Arnold

08-08-2012 12:06:21

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 Re: Mower trailer pics in reply to CJ in MI, 08-08-2012 10:01:11  
Yes I have and it is an excellent deck material, especially the Brazilian variety. Many people say that Apitong is as close to a life-time material as you can get.

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Utility trailer

08-07-2012 15:55:36

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 Re: Mower trailer pics in reply to Tom Arnold, 08-07-2012 06:35:20  
Back tracking not backing down. Perhaps you need to read a little more carefully and/or get a stronger prescription? EVERYONE ELSE can tell from the pictures it's a well built trailer. You can see the end profile of the square tube on the tailgate and other parts. He just said the tires were used not inadequate. Used could mean they went around the block.

No you are not an expert so unless you're buying the trailer, let people see it and check it out for themselfs. You're acting like you have some kind of personal vendetta against Jon. Give it a rest already!

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