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Five Questions to Ask Before Buying Used Semi-Trailers

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Buying used semi-trailers is a crucial investment. Keeping a few things in mind is always a good idea to help you find used semi-trailers that best meet your needs. Asking a few questions can play a key role in ensuring you are more than satisfied with your purchase.

Here are the best questions to ask if you are looking for used flatbed trailers for sale.

1. How Old Are the Used Semi-Trailers?

Knowing the age of the semi-trailer is essential before you make an offer. It may only be a few years old, or it could be several decades old. Finding out the age of the semi-trailers can make a big difference in the total price.

2. How Soon Is It Available?

Another essential question to consider is the availability of used trailers. For example, a brand-new trailer may take three to six months before it arrives due to market demand. On the other hand, used semi-trailers are often available on the lot.

3. What Type of Doors Are Available?

Finding the correct type of doors for semi-trailers is essential for making deliveries. Swing doors are a great option if you use loading docks, while a roll-up door is more important if you are delivering in a back alley to a convenience store.

4. What is the Length of Each Semi-Trailer?

Knowing the length of a used semi-trailer is critical to ensure it can best meet your job demands. A few additional feet on a trailer can make it much more challenging to navigate in tight places. Some trailers can be as short as 28 feet, while others can reach lengths up to 53 feet.

5. Aluminum or Steel Wheels?

Aluminum wheels look great and will stay shiny for a long time. However, steel wheels are much cheaper, but they are susceptible to corrosion. Weighing each type of wheel’s pros and cons is a good idea before you invest.

Get Used Semi-Trailers & More Today

Mount Trailer Company offers a wide range of used flatbed trailers for sale in the Portland metro area. We have been in the trucking business since 1970, and we take pride in providing quality used semi-trailers at an affordable price (while also offering repair services and parts for our clients).

Contact our team today to learn more.

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