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10-30-2001, 12:46 AM
I am trying to come up with a sharp, clean, and organized new rig for next season. i would love to see some of everyones, and mabye get some words of wisdom on trailer and/or truck hunting. What makes a good or bad rig and what are some inovative ideas that help save time, space, or money? Like ramps into truck beds, or blower/vac rigs to move grass ect.

10-30-2001, 01:18 AM
Ramp?! I don't need no ramp! If you're unloading 21"s out of the back of a p/u, muscle it out! LOL. I've seen those fold down ramps that they use for beer delivery trucks on the back of p/u's in smaller sizes. I assume they are battery powered and have 2 switches, 1 up, 1 down. They're pretty pricey though, I've heard numbers of a couple grand. I'll stick with a trailer!

10-30-2001, 03:47 AM
I just did a search using the word "trailer" and there are 21 pages of information you can read through to find the right combination for yourself. Hope this helps.

10-30-2001, 05:48 AM
Unless you plan to work with super small lawns that you will only be using a 21", I would forget about the ramps. You need a trailer unless you go with some type of van setup.

10-30-2001, 08:28 AM
Here's my rig


I have a 16' dual axle trailer. I think you should go with the longest trailer you can afford. I have a 36" and a 48" and still have room left to load debris. I pull this with a suburban. I chose the suburban because it has a large enclose cargo area where I can carry all of my blowers, chain saws and hedge trimmers without worrying about some scumbag walking away with them. They are also out of the elements.

As much as I love my trailer, if I could afford it, I would definately go with an enclosed trailer. Maybe next year.

10-30-2001, 01:06 PM
Here is a thread with several photos, they are of enclosed trailers, not sure if you wanted enclosed or open.


10-30-2001, 03:31 PM
Not sure what kind of work your into; it may be a little overkill for what you need. Check my site, I have a lot of pictures of different people's set ups (trailers and trucks) You might find soemthing there.

10-30-2001, 04:55 PM
that rig pull any mowers guido?? lol, in reply to ur question i am in the process of making a webpage for lawnsite members to post pics of there rigs, more info to come in the very near future

mdb landscaping
10-30-2001, 06:20 PM

here. my rig is posted on scotties site.

10-30-2001, 06:34 PM
I dont know if this is going to work but I'll give it a try ???

10-30-2001, 06:40 PM
Obviously it did not work.. I hate computers !!

10-30-2001, 09:38 PM
mdb, that is an awesome looking truck! Do you fill it with grass and leaves???

mdb landscaping
10-30-2001, 09:41 PM
lol. no. i dont fill it with grass and leaves. i use the dump trailer for that. the only thing that goes in the truck are hand tools and gas cans.

10-31-2001, 09:56 AM
mdb, SWEET setup.

That stuff looks brand new.

10-31-2001, 03:25 PM
Well, you can throw out all of those pics I posted. I just bought another rig today.

I got a 1987 Ford 350 with a 460 engine. It is half van, half pickup and has a fifth wheel. It has 67,333 miles on it. CD Player, CB, air, cruise, and a crew door.

The trailer is a 20' enclosed fifth wheel dual axle with elec. brakes.

I will post pics tomorrow.

10-31-2001, 03:52 PM
mdb, great looking trailer. Have any photos of the inside, or with the doors open? I like the front ramp door.

Grasschopper, you went from saying "maybe next year" on 10/30 to "gotta new rig and enclosed trailer" on 10/31. That's pretty good!!! LOL! Good luck with it.

mdb landscaping
10-31-2001, 04:12 PM
go getter. ill get some pics of the inside tomorrow.

10-31-2001, 04:43 PM
MBD, nice looking rig, very clean! Nice lawn also.

Chuck Sinclair
10-31-2001, 09:21 PM

Do you ever plan on using the mowers, if not i'll take them off your hands LOL.

10-31-2001, 09:35 PM
Here is my rig.

My Rig (http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=190059)

The truck is a 99' F350 4X4, 6 Speed, Power Stroke, 9' X 8' flatbed.

The trailer is 16' X 7', Ramp back door and 40" side door.

mdb landscaping
10-31-2001, 09:35 PM
that pic was from early on in the season. they definately arent that clean now. i wash them really good once a year.

11-01-2001, 01:37 AM
There's that black trailer again!