View Full Version : My 2 New Toys!!!!

02-06-2008, 11:54 PM
Finally picked up the 2nd half of a couple of my new items for 2008. I purchased the truck back in December. It is a 2004 Chevrolet 2500HD with the Duramax Diesel/Allison Transmission. Had 40,000 miles on it when I purchased it.

I just picked up the 20' enclosed trailer this afternoon. It was upgraded to a landscaper's package that included LED lighting, fuel exhaust doors on alternating sides front and rear, an extended tongue, and (2) 5200 lb. axles. I believe that might have been all of the upgrades.

Now just have to get it lettered up, racks hung on the inside, and paint the floor and walls. I think this bad boy looks exceptional behind the truck. What do you all think?

I will load some pics as I can. It is not allowing me to load any photos right now.

02-07-2008, 12:04 AM
We cant think it looks exceptional when we dont have any pics..lol

post em up...

02-07-2008, 12:19 AM
Thing keeps starting to load the pictures, but then pops up with a Fatal Error message. I don't understand!!!

02-07-2008, 12:21 AM
first pics

02-07-2008, 12:22 AM
additional pics

02-07-2008, 12:28 AM
more pics of the toys

02-07-2008, 12:29 AM
and some more pics

02-07-2008, 12:29 AM
Congrats on your new truck and trailer, Thats the exact same set up I have.

02-07-2008, 12:31 AM
and the last of the pics

02-07-2008, 12:55 AM
Looks meant to be. Nice setup.

02-07-2008, 01:11 AM
looks really nice what brand trailer is it?

02-07-2008, 01:13 AM
It's an American Hauler

02-07-2008, 01:16 AM
price if you dont mine me asking ...

Green Pastures
02-07-2008, 08:39 AM
Get some Line-X painted on the floor and 1' up on the walls of that trailer.

Best money I've spent in 8 years of business.

02-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Hum!!! Somebody is livin right!!!

02-07-2008, 11:15 AM
Lots of luck with your new setup!!

02-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Thank you guys for all the comments. Dad and I were reminiscing about all of the things we went through to get to this point. It was fun looking back to where we started and everything that has happened in getting to where we are today. And what is even more exciting, is continuing to plan for the future of the business.

02-07-2008, 06:56 PM
nice looking setup, thats the exact trailer i want to get within the next year or so.

02-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Nice setup man
I love your truck, had a chance to by one just like yours a few years ago, at a right price. Makes me sick I didnt.

02-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Be careful with that little fold down ramp extension. The plywood portion isn't connected very well to the metal hinge. Mine got ripped off after a couple months of use, we put it back on several times, but finally removed it permanently. We had to re-adjust the gate lift spring so the door wouldn't go up on its own, without the extra weight holding it down. No big deal at all, just giving you a heads up.

Also, I wanted to get mine linex ed or some other liner sprayed in, but with the treated lumber used in that trailer I have found it really isn't needed. We have seen zero damage to the floor or the bottom of the walls.

I am going to try and add some pics of the inside of the trailer to give you some decorating ideas. Took us a while to figure out how to keep the drawers and cabinet doors closed, but fixed it, and that trailer is full to the brim now, Yet still nicely organized.

02-07-2008, 11:30 PM
LawnMaster5000 - Thanks for the info and all of the pictures. That is great! I hopefully will get time this weekend to start working on outfitting the inside of the rig. I am not sure if I am going to go with the Line X either because I believe that it is only in black. I would rather do a lighter color on the inside so that it seems bigger.

Thanks again for the input!

02-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Looks great!.....You might want to consider instead of painting the inside, but to stain and/or seal/varnish....the dings and scratches wont show up as much and will look good for a very long time.

02-07-2008, 11:58 PM
Trailer looks nice real nice! What did ya pay for the trailer.

02-08-2008, 12:15 AM
Very Nice! We also run 2500HD Chevy's with Bridgestone Dueler's. The best! Wish I had your trailer.

02-08-2008, 12:21 AM
what kind of gpm do you get with a truck like that? not pulling, im tired of my gasser
check out my 20' enclosed on the link for some ideas

02-10-2008, 01:02 AM
good idea w/ line x. i had my trailer rhino lined back in 2000 and still looks good.had the walls and floor all done in gray.cleans up real nice.after that we painted all the wooden shelves gray also w/ oil base paint.if your looking for racks,i would check out gridiron.these seem to be about the best i have seen or used.but not the cheapest.worth every penny.

02-10-2008, 11:37 PM
looks nice! Its fun to add the fancy stuff huh? People say, you spent 10k on a lawnmower, you want a 40k tractor and a 65k skid steer and a 3000 sq ft garage, wtf? They dont realize all those "business" items are really big toys and driving em around is like being a kid in a candy store and 4yrs old :usflag:

02-11-2008, 01:02 AM
whats an enclosed trialer like this weigh typically?

mike lane lawn care
02-11-2008, 01:26 AM
people looked at me funny when i tell them that my lawn mowing rig costs more than their shiny car.

02-11-2008, 11:07 AM
thats a really nice trailer i have been trying to find one used in my area like that and i have had zero luck, but at the best part about that whole set up is the allison trani on your truck that will love pulling that trailer fully loaded

02-11-2008, 11:31 AM
I purchased a 2005 3500 duramax dually earlier this year and just put in an order for a 8.5' x 18' enclosed this past week. i will post once it get it all set up. Mine will be more for construction and hardscaping, but should be pritty cool. No more unloading everynight back into the shop.

02-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Now every thing fits nice in side. what is the gross weight on that trailer.:drinkup:

J&R Landscaping
02-11-2008, 01:14 PM
Very nice truck and trailer!!

02-11-2008, 03:14 PM
nice trailer, i have a 8x18 enclosed dressen trailer. mine is a v-nose so my actual square area in the trailer is 8x16.5 but i put my shelving up front and stick the front of my hydrocut 36" in there and fits perfectly. V-nose is nice on mileage on the highway. My trailer has two 3500lb axles and weights 2000lbs empty. Good lookin setup you have there. What was the price of yours, mine was 6400 if i would have went with the 5200lb axles it would have been another $500 i believe.

02-11-2008, 10:44 PM
Saw you have a 36" ferris for sale if you could please post some pics. For some reason i can not send a private message. Thanks

02-11-2008, 11:58 PM
Saw you have a 36" ferris for sale if you could please post some pics. For some reason i can not send a private message. Thanks

Here is a link to the 36 Ferris. I posted it on here at the end of last season. Let me know if you have any additional questions.


Looking Good Lawn Service
02-17-2008, 01:27 AM
those enclosed trailers weight about 3200 pounds to 3400 pounds, depends on how many cross members there are and how sturdy it is built, I have a 102 x 16 Horton hauler Landscaper package that weights 3200#, so it says on the manufacturers id tag.

02-17-2008, 05:58 AM
people looked at me funny when i tell them that my lawn mowing rig costs more than their shiny car.

I bet that would be worth a good picture ... to see the shock on their face !!

02-17-2008, 06:01 AM
That is a very nice looking setup !! It also looks like you'r a Ferris man, not oo many of those around that I can see ... but hey, whatever stirs your grits !!

M & MD Lawn
02-29-2008, 07:00 PM
looks like a nice setup and looks great