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Old 11-09-2010, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default timpte, wilson, or jet aluminum grain trailers

pros & cons on these brands of trailers likes & dislikes. all are within 1000 dollars of each other.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have had good luck with timpte and wilson, have never used a jet. i think the wilson has an edge over the timpte in quality though IMO. Both are good sturdy trailers, i have grown to like the traps on the wilson a little more than the timpte, i haven't used the strap style traps on the wilson just the standard style.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We have a wilson and this past year we needed another trailer and we got a jet. I like the jet better, its got the curved corners so it cleans out nice, the hopper doors aren't geared and open a lot easier than the wilson. I like the ladder on the jet better to and having two windows on the side of it is nice too.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We have a wilson and this past year we needed another trailer and we got a jet. I like the jet better, its got the curved corners so it cleans out nice, the hopper doors aren't geared and open a lot easier than the wilson. I like the ladder on the jet better to and having two windows on the side of it is nice too.
I'm not sure what year of wilson you have but it must be older, because for years now they open with straps, and it has to be hands-down the best system on the market, especially if you travel gravel roads. Nothing works better than this when if comes to gravel build-up and dust. It seems wilson is the trailer of choice for most customer harvesters...they are far and away the most common to be seen on crews. We have two and never have had a lick of trouble except the occasional loose ground on a light. We pull them from Oklahoma to North Dakota on the wheat harvest, in and out of all sorts of bad field entrances and pile on the miles....trouble free. I've seen many other brands out there at the welding shops.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For quality, capacity, and resale value, they would be ranked Wilson- Tempte- Jet , have owned all three.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We have had Wilsons and Jets. Both good trailers and there are things I like on each of them. The new Jet hoppers open as easy or easier than the Wilson strap doors and the rounded corners clean out a bit easier in 25% or better moisture corn. I like the side Windows in a Jet but I think I saw Wilson offers that now. Wilsons probably have a bit more aluminum in them but they usually weigh 500 more than a similar Jet. I can't say we have had more problems with one over the other. Our last Wilson just got traded for another new Jet. More to do with the fact we have a Jet dealer 10 miles away and We have to go 100 or more to get to a Wilson dealer.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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strap openers are a option on wilsons I've been told they are trouble in the winter with snow and ice buildup
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