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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 12:49 PM
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Re: Grain Trailer Help

I'm solid in the semi camp. If the tractor gets tired, trade it off. If the trailer is tired, trade it off. With the box and hoist truck you are buying a lot of labor (installation) that can't be recovered. So you end up repairing a truck that should be sold.

For trailers, I have the aluminum hoppers. Yes steel hoppers rust, and when they rust through they become pretty cheap. Look at 20 year old aluminums like Timpte, Wilson, and Cornhuskers. They still sell for 50-75% of what they sold for when new. The old steels sell for whatever the tires and brakes are worth.
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