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Parker Performance Trailers: Powder and Pipes

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Parker Performance Trailers

Parker RP7716 Orange HitchFirst, a little introduction is in order. The company name is Performance Trailers. The company’s trailers are often referred to (especially by repeat buyers) as Parker Trailers. Parker Performance Trailers is one of the brand names the company holds. At JTI, we frequently refer to Performance Trailers as Parkers. Now that we’ve finished the introductions, we’d like to tell you some of the more interesting things about the company’s trailers!

Extras That Come Standard

Performance Trailers are built to last. For example, the top rails are typically tubing – making them sturdier, and less likely to bow when you load things the lazy way. (You never do that, though, do you? No one does…) Performance also includes some “little” things as standard features – things other manufacturers sometimes consider “extras.” For example, the company’s highsters include tie downs and pocket stakes as standard fare.

A Rainbow of Utility Trailers

Performance makes a mighty nice utility trailer, and it’s among our most popular trailer and a favorite of landscapers. The variety of sizes and number of custom features really suits virtually every need. Reinforced cleated gates, extra-high uprights, and specialized racks and ramps are popular features.PurpleParkerPerformance-high-landscape-single_axle

Now, Cleveland-area landscapers are a practical bunch, but they also like to look good, and the colors available in the Performance line give our customers a lot of choices. From bright yellow to fireball orange to pretty purple, plus several shades of blue and green – and pinstripes! – Parker Performance Trailers help our customers’ businesses stand out in a good way.

Stop in to see if one of the sharp Performance Trailers on our lot is the right shade (and has the right features) for you.

Performance Powder Coating

We often mention Performance’s finish in our inventory descriptions, sometimes even referring to it as “the legendary Performance Powder Coating.” We don’t do that to be cute, we mention it because it’s a pretty significant part of the trailer. The coating not only provides a durable, great-looking finish, it’s also applied in an environmentally-sound, efficient process.

If a finish that resists scratches, chips, wear and stains (from tree sap, salt or acid rains) is important to you, you probably want a trailer that’s been powder coated.

Why is Powder Coating Stronger, Cleaner, and Safer? Science

What is powder coating? It’s a dry finished process that uses finely-ground pigment and resin particles. The particles are electrostatically charged and then sprayed onto the parts to be painted. The parts to be coated are electrostatically grounded so the charged particles adhere to them and are held there until they are melted in the curing oven, where they fuse into a smooth coating that is uniform, durable, high-quality and – bonus! – environmentally friendly. (Most liquid coatings use solvents and volatile organic compounds or VOCs, which are very bad for the environment – and not so good for the workers applying the liquid coatings, either.) yellow landscape trailer

If you love details, watch the video on the  Performance website.

Just interested in the bottom line? Powder coating lasts, and looks good, for a long, long time.

Car Haulers, and Now Cargo Trailers

From goosenecks and racer specials to steel floor car haulers and motorcycle trailers, Performance knows what you need to haul your vehicle. (And, for what it’s worth, so do we – having experience dating back to 1935 – but that’s another story.) 

While we try to keep a couple of car haulers in stock (and we have a couple of carhaulers for rent) most customers who tow their vehicles have very specific needs. We’re happy to walk through the options and place an order that will match your needs and work perfectly behind your tow vehicle.

Another Thing You Should Know About Performance Trailers

As we mentioned above, Performance Trailers come to Ohio by way of Mt. Pleasant, Texas – so If you want a particular Performance Trailer that’s not on our lot, you can always order it…but it could take a few weeks for it to arrive in Cleveland. In other words – plan ahead. Or when you see the Performance Trailer that you want, don’t wait – buy it!

Why Buy from JTI?

People who depend on their trailers depend on JTI. Since 1935, we’ve been Cleveland’s Trailer & Hitch experts. Yes, we love to sell trailers. But our primary goal is to make sure our customers get the RIGHT trailer or trailers for their needs. If you need a lightweight, strong, all-weather, open tilt trailer, the Floe Cargo Max just might be perfect for you. If you need something else, we’ll help you get it. Come see why our customers have stuck with us for 80 years. ___________________________________________________________________________

JTI, Cleveland trailer experts


Whether you need a cargo, carhauler, deckover, landscape, tilt or utility trailer, we can help you get the right equiptment.  We’re just off I-271 in Oakwood Village, at the Broadway/Forbes exit. Stop in! We love meeting our Cleveland neighbors.

www.JTIinc.com      440.232.4311

Author: JTI Trailer & Hitch Experts

JTI is John's Trailers Inc., Cleveland's trailer experts since 1935. Our blog offers trailering tips, service, maintenance, and advice regarding trailers, hitches, and all related equipment (including snow plows).

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