View Full Version : What Trailer To get

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 01:30 PM
I am just starting out on my own, I am going to be a one man operation for awhile until I am established. Lawn Care and Groundskeeping.

What are your thoughts on trailer sizes for a one man operation?

Should I just stick to putting it in the back of my truck to start?

What equiptment should I have to start?

02-27-2006, 01:40 PM
Equipment will depend on budget, your accounts, and target market (Residential, Commercial, Large areas, etc).

Trailer size will depend on what you have to pull it and how much and what size equipment you will be hauling.

Give us that kind of information so we can help you better...

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 01:45 PM
I think that it would be best to stick to residentials for my first solo year out on my own. That is what I am going to target with my marketing plan. I have purchased a 36" Commercial Walkbehind Mower, that was used by a homeowner for one year and then traded in for a rider, I have a Comm Echo trimmer, a couple of small walkbehind 22" Mowers, a Hand blower and Misc hand tools> input would be great!

02-27-2006, 01:54 PM
Alright, so you don't currently have any accounts?

As far as a trailer goes, what are your future plans? Will you be adding a ZTR in the future? Will you be going to be adding a worker where more equipment would be on the trailer. Right now you could get a small trailer (5x8), but lets say next year you buy a 60" ZTR or something, that means you have to buy a bigger trailer (6x16). So ideally, you would want to buy now what you willl need in the future.

It sounds like you have what you need for equipment to get started.

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 01:56 PM
I have a few accounts, I want to acquire some more to fill out 2 days of the week, w/ mowing. Thanks for the input!

02-27-2006, 01:57 PM
I would buy the biggest you can afford, therefore it will not have to be replaced as you grow.

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 02:04 PM
Are there any good places that you could reccomend on finding the best price on either a new or used trailer??? any big commercial trailer places that ship and make it cheaper than local dealers?

02-27-2006, 04:28 PM
Go big or go home!

Buy the biggest that your budget will allow....you will not regret it.

Signature Landscaping1
02-27-2006, 05:31 PM
If your in NH, Why not go to Rochester Truck??

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 05:55 PM
Thanks for throwing out Rochester Truck! I am calling them for prices right now!

02-27-2006, 05:56 PM
What kind of truck do you have?

02-27-2006, 05:57 PM
I just got a 6.5 x12 heavy duty trailer its a custom built 5' drop gate gas tank rack in front were the hitch are a rack for hand tooland trimmer $1465. and he also make 5'x8' for $950.
pick up a wanted ad and look for welch trailer in taunton MA.

Paradise Landscapes
02-27-2006, 06:04 PM
I currently use a 6.5' X 12' trailer paid 800 for it. There are good used ones out there.

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 06:46 PM
04 F250 Super Duty, Super Cab!

02-27-2006, 06:50 PM
Here is what you need:


All Pro Greens

02-27-2006, 06:54 PM
I have a 6x10 landscape trailer if you interested PM me. I am in seacoast NH.

02-27-2006, 06:57 PM
in say go with a 6.5 x 12...i have a 6x10 and its not enough...i would go bigger then u need right now but u will grow into it and a 6.5 x 12 is perfect when u get a ztr...perfect fit 36in and a 60in ztr

Ocean Side
02-27-2006, 07:05 PM
Beautifull Lawns, Send me an email with some info on the trailer and I would love to condsider it, and ask you some other local questions if you do not mind. fighting_1313@yahoo.com

02-27-2006, 11:09 PM
go with a least a 16 foot 7000gvw trailer then if u need to rent a machine u can haul it yourself. Plus you could use it to haul some dirt, mulch, or take away a lot of brush. I own two big tex trailers and have had really good luck with them.

02-28-2006, 01:08 AM
CARGO TRAILER!!!!! Dont spend all that money on equipment and let the rain F**k it up.........

02-28-2006, 03:01 AM
I have a 6x10 enclosed haulmark and I absolutely love it. Keeps my equipment dry and as enough space for my things.

02-28-2006, 05:31 AM
You have the same truck as me.....I have the 6.0 PSD engine. I would say just get a 7x16 tandem axle trailer to start. Like said before, whatever you rent you can haul yourself. Trust me, you never have a big enough trailer!:waving: