Where can I get this kind of decking?

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  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    I'm trying to find a place I can buy some of this punched steel decking or the punched aluminum that is bent like used on car haulers. All the suppliers I find online want you to buy a lot of it. Anyone know any places I can get it without buying bulk? I just need it for a trailer I'm working on.
     
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  3. kwswan

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    Salvage yards might have some.
     
  4. Hammer166

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    Cottrell sells it in varying lengths. It might be easiest just to buy it slightly longer than you need and trim it down
     
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    C F Bender in Kansas City
     
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  6. crocky

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    heh.. they want $900 for 2x 8ft pieces..lol

    8 FT JUMP SKID SET (NESTING STYLE) - Cottrell Trailers

    They sell a different one for about $200 a section that is 11ft but it'd cost $1,500 to do what I need. That's pretty excessive IMO. If it's gonna cost that much I'll just buy heavy wire trailer mesh and be done with it if I can't find better prices. I'd rather use punched steel though..
     
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  7. crocky

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    Yeah, I saw them but they seem to only ship it LTL and says on the website you need a forklift and dock. I guess maybe if all else fails I can get a load up there and pick it up myself if I can find anything with different shipping options.
     
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    A jump skid isn't decking, it's similar to a loading skid. They also sell the decking
     
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    Try Tractor Supply. I saw some 3 or 4 ft. ramps there last week, looked like that. Weren’t too expensive
     
  10. RockinChair

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    Businesses that sell racks and shelving to warehouses will have that kind of material. Also, you could probably find something like that from a trailer shop that sells & services cattle pots.

    But like @kwswan said, if you can find a salvage yard that has a wrecked car hauler then that would probably be your least expensive route.
     
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