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mdrlandscaping
11-12-2006, 04:55 PM
for irrigation work

a van with a interior rack system or


this http://durahauler.com/_wsn/page4.html

Dirty Water
11-12-2006, 04:56 PM
neither :)

We run 3/4 ton trucks with service bodies and pipe racks.

Wet_Boots
11-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Do you really want to buy anything from guys who can't spell "axle" :confused:

mdrlandscaping
11-12-2006, 05:20 PM
Do you really want to buy anything from guys who can't spell "axle" :confused:

why not everybody typos even the same one twice ive done it before

Mjtrole
11-12-2006, 05:22 PM
for irrigation work

a van with a interior rack system or


this http://durahauler.com/_wsn/page4.html

What's the price range on those? just curious because a 16' enclosed you can load up with shelving and carry 3000 ft of poly will run around 5k

zman9119
11-12-2006, 07:40 PM
The price for the trailer is around 3800$ if I remember correctly. If you want to get a hold of the company good luck, I tried for 2 days before anyone answered the phone.


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As for a irrigation vehicle.


- For service work, go for a 3/4 truck with a service body. Unless you want to have your knees and back hurting after every call, stay a way from the van. The only type of van that I would go for is a Sprinter-type van where it is tall enough to stand up in to get parts.

- For installs, I would still say a 3/4 truck with a service body but with a enclosed trailer would be my suggestion. You can have a mobile warehouse with a trencher\plow inside that will be protected from the elements. Just to have extra cases of fittings and other junk in there would be nice. (unless you have your shop close and have enough room to store extras safely).



.mz

mdrlandscaping
11-12-2006, 09:58 PM
knaack secure makes the same interior system for trailers as vans

PurpHaze
11-13-2006, 09:20 AM
I think it depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're just into the maintenance aspect then a van or truck with service body would do the trick. If you're into installations then you'll need something like that hauler.

DeepRoots
11-13-2006, 09:48 AM
I wouldn't do either.

I bought an 8by16 flatbed trailer.
went down to the mobile home building warehouse, and bought a few dozen doors for $4 each.
Made an enclosed trailer that is 16ft by 6.5ft inside.
welded angle iron horizontally than vertically on each side. This can hold 6-7k ft of pipe easily.

on the inside I keep all my fittings, and I have tiedowns bolted through the frame to lash trenchers and other tools to.

I've even got an inverter in there so when it rains, I can plug in my coffee maker, smoke a few and wait it out in comfort.

Drew

Wet_Boots
11-13-2006, 10:22 AM
Throw in a porta-potty and a satellite dish TV while you're at it.

DeepRoots
11-13-2006, 08:02 PM
could be helpful for if the wife kicked me out :P

well, either way, I built the trailer for $800. can't complain.

PROFESSORRAIN
11-13-2006, 09:11 PM
I hear ya there DEEPROOTS!

sildoc
11-13-2006, 09:35 PM
Throw in a porta-potty
I swear my next set up is going to have a built in honey bucket. I hate trying to find a place to do my business and I spend more time and money doing so.

PurpHaze
11-13-2006, 10:28 PM
Dang... Are all the trees gone up your way already? :)

sildoc
11-13-2006, 10:54 PM
Dang... Are all the trees gone up your way already? :)
No but on these ticky tacky small trees don't hide what your doing very well. Carry a bottle with me and use the ole pretend that im on the phone while doing my business thing. That gets old and will loose a job one of these days over it.

Hayes I can just see you getting tossed in the slammer for exposing yourself cause you couldn't hold it.

crab
11-13-2006, 11:00 PM
:clapping: :clapping: oh that is Rich boots,hahhahahahahahahahaha

PurpHaze
11-13-2006, 11:06 PM
Hayes I can just see you getting tossed in the slammer for exposing yourself cause you couldn't hold it.

I have keys to all the restrooms on all the sites down here. Doesn't mean that I haven't left a few developments behind trees up your way though. :laugh:

Kartanimal29
11-14-2006, 07:36 PM
neither :)

We run 3/4 ton trucks with service bodies and pipe racks.


What he said:gmctruck: