Value of "Weeks Trailer " at auction?

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by MX7, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Any suggestions how much I should bid for a "Weeks" Plus 40 /4 tonne trailer in good condition at a farm auction. Thank you for any suggestions
     
  2. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Do you want to know what it is worth? Or what you need to bid to be sure to get it ?
     
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  3. msheep66

    msheep66 Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    I have one here you can buy needs major repair to the body.
     
  4. MX7

    MX7 Member

    :bag:M
    A very clever question, it is worth what someone will bid for it;);)(y)
    I was not born yesterday!!
     
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  5. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    YO7
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  6. JLTate

    JLTate Member

    What's classed as good condition?

    Any creases in the sides / slight bends / any rot?

    I paid £1,200 for a very clean ( paint still on inside of body etc) 4 ton. I also paid £700 for a 4 ton that was straight but had been re painted.
     
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  7. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    well if get two dealers fighting over it at a sale like yesterday
    hope you deep pockets
     
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  8. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    It's probably "worth" £500 but could easily make £1000 if someone really wants it
     
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  9. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    YO7
    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    £400- £1700 as said -condition and 2 persons who want it ?
    Let us know how it goes ?
    Photo's may help if you preveiw it ?
     
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  11. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Was that by any chance at PoultonGrange farm sale Nr Cirencester yesterday, if so do you know how much the weeks trailer went for?
     
  12. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    Slightly OT, but does anyone make replacement beds for weekes trailers? I could do with replacing the bed on a couple I have that are used for livery manure.
     
  13. JLTate

    JLTate Member

    Slap some ply over or similar if it's just for a livery yard?
     
  14. suffolksmallholder

    Location:
    Suffolk
    From memory the beds are made from many 'C' sections welded together so difficult to repair. A 10' x 5' steel sheet bolted to the remains would work for livery muck. I'd probably wax in between though else the rust would just accelerate!
    SS
     
  15. Did mine out of 3 mm cheq plate and put new cross nesters in not too hard a job
     
  16. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    Its gone beyond that:eek: I bodged it up during haymaking to get through the summer, need a full replacement bed now, just wondered if any of the farm workshop experts fancied a winter project? Just need a flat bed built from scratch, with the slots for the posts, I would sort the sides, thats within my welding skills:)
     
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  17. suffolksmallholder

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I rebuilt my 5 ton trailer which was an enjoyable task. I bought an inverter welder for the job. I used 6" 'C' section RSJ's for the rear & 3" for the sides. The actual body was ok but getting the original rusty floor off the outriggers isn't a job to be recommended with many skin burns from the gas axe! I went for 5mm floor.
    Yes a totally new floor would be great, you could recess the lights plus bring them up to modern spec with side markers & use LED units. Plus allow for hay bolsters & other add-ons.
    SS
     
  18. msheep66

    msheep66 Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    This is mine we put a galvanised sheet on the bed but sides need major work
    20170720_180549.jpg
     
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  19. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Dread to think what a new equivalent trailer would cost,presumably some one makes one , but must be a very a small market for new ones.
     
  20. JLTate

    JLTate Member

    Dad spoke to Triffit not so long ago and they were saying the market is really good for the smaller trailers

    Think they were around £4,000.
     
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