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fool32696
07-09-2008, 01:16 AM
Here's my new rig: 2001 F150 XL 100k miles 4.6 V8 with lift gate and 2006 Wells Cargo 7x14. Need to get racks mounted and shelves built in the trailer. Hope to get lettering done in the next few weeks.

02DURAMAX
07-09-2008, 01:28 AM
Nice Trailer!!!

MileHigh
07-09-2008, 07:12 PM
Nice clean setup...What's in the trailer?

ATouchofGrass
07-09-2008, 08:12 PM
How much did you pick the trailer up for?

LawnMowerKing10
07-09-2008, 08:20 PM
What brand of mowers

Diamond Dave
07-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Nice trailer, Wells Cargo are definitely top of the line.

kreft
07-09-2008, 08:40 PM
How well does the truck tow the trailer?

lifetree
07-09-2008, 09:12 PM
That is a nice setup !!

Green Finger
07-09-2008, 09:52 PM
Nice Clean Set up. Looking forward to seeing the lettering. Take your time.:cool2:

deere615
07-09-2008, 09:54 PM
Nice truck and trailer, what do you use the lift gate for?

fool32696
07-09-2008, 10:14 PM
Trailer has a 66" 2007 Super Z in it with all stihl handhelds.

Over the next few days I'm trying to get racks in and put a bench in the front to keep the floor clear. Tonight I spent 2hrs test fitting racks to get everything perfect.

I paid $3400 for the trailer. It's the middle of the line Road Force, but has lots of extras. I priced the trailer new at a few dealers stripped of options for $4700-4800.

The truck pulls the trailer great around town and decent at highway speeds. You can tell it's there unlike in my GMC 2500hd with the Duramax.

Looks like I may have a decent sized landscape job starting next week and I'm trying to get it lettered by then. Working on graphics layout as I type.

I don't have a specific use for the lift gate but it came with the truck. I was looking for a truck with the standard tailgate/bumper, but found this truck for $2900 and couldn't pass it by. Now I can load heavy stuff without a helper! It works great loading my 13hp 4000psi pressure washer.

CALandscapes
07-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Looks nice, brother.

That trailer you bought is in better shape than mine. Unfortunately, you can tell mine is being used daily by guys who don't own it...

Good luck, brother.

fool32696
07-09-2008, 10:36 PM
I ended up getting $5400 for my gooseneck locally, did you ever buy another trailer for your 2nd crew?

Green Team Landscaping
07-09-2008, 10:40 PM
What does that liftgate do? I've seen them on trucks around here, but i neder understood why.

fool32696
07-09-2008, 10:44 PM
The tailgate opens normally and with a switch you can lower the tailgate flush to the ground. Then roll something up to 1000 lbs on it and with a switch lift it up level with the truck bed.

CALandscapes
07-09-2008, 10:51 PM
I ended up getting $5400 for my gooseneck locally, did you ever buy another trailer for your 2nd crew?

They're running predominantly out of the enclosed now. I'm trying to restrain my spending habits; I have a problem with always wanting to have the best of anything I might need.. It's a good thing when you're small, but, as you grow, you realize more and more of your equip is getting damaged, etc.

Your trailer would have been a whole lot more versatile and convenient, but, for the time being, the enclosed is working.

Green Team Landscaping
07-09-2008, 11:00 PM
The tailgate opens normally and with a switch you can lower the tailgate flush to the ground. Then roll something up to 1000 lbs on it and with a switch lift it up level with the truck bed.
oh okay. thanks

fool32696
07-10-2008, 01:06 PM
I'm having so much trouble working on the lettering. I want it to be CLEAN and easy to remember at a glance. I see so many trailers cluttered with listing every service they do and have ever done. If anyone has any great ideas I'm open to advice.

Lawn Enforcer
07-10-2008, 01:43 PM
Looks good, that's the kind and size of enclosed I want.

KrayzKajun
07-10-2008, 02:20 PM
nice setup!

fool32696
07-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Here's a few pics of my racks mounted inside. Had a local welder fab up some brackets to utilize my existing racks.

oakwdman
07-12-2008, 01:16 AM
Good choice with the wells cargo. IMO theres nothing better as far as enclosed go. keep us posted on how the 150 does towing that trailer!

fool32696
07-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Truck is pulling fine. I've been averaging 12-14 mpg towing and running errands. Haven't bought a brake controller for it yet. I have been keeping speeds below 60 mph though the truck will easily pull at 70+.

My vinyl guy had a death in the family and is running behind. Hopefully I'll have a proof to look at in a day or two.

davis45
11-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Any updated pics with the lettering?

fool32696
11-12-2008, 12:02 AM
Oh yeah, thought this thread died. I'll see what I can dig up.

fool32696
11-12-2008, 12:11 AM
The second one was taken when I had a customer back into the trailer.

fool32696
11-12-2008, 12:13 AM
I replaced the damaged fender 2 days later and the customer paid for it. I'm just glad it was the fender and not the aluminum skin.

TXNSLighting
11-12-2008, 12:20 AM
That lettering on the bed make it not look so long. I like it! Looks very good!

davis45
11-12-2008, 01:51 AM
Looks great I like it.

ALC-GregH
11-12-2008, 08:06 AM
Nice work on the truck/trailer.

CALandscapes
11-12-2008, 08:42 AM
Lettering looks nice, clean, and, most importantly, easy to read!

A-Land
11-12-2008, 05:49 PM
Why are you directing people to your website?? Why is there no phone number??? I don't get it

toddman36
11-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Looks good. If you don't mind me asking - what did you pay for the lettering?

fool32696
11-12-2008, 06:39 PM
I've had phone numbers on my truck. You get a lot of dumb***es calling to say "you drove on my grass" or "your mower blew leaves onto my lawn". Also I'm small and don't yet have a full time secretary to take calls. If my truck is on a job, chances are I'm on a mower or handheld and won't hear the phone ring. People hate voicemail, they will quickly find another number to call. In addition the website gives people the chance to see what I offer and weeds out people that want something that I don't offer. Saves me some work. It also saves me a lot of time on the phone explaining things to them. On the website they can fill out a contact form giving me all the info that I need on them, email me through regular email, or call my number that's listed on the site if they'd really like to talk in person. Last of all, from the feedback I've received I feel that the website sets me apart from the competition as being a qualified professional and not just another lawn jockey.

Thanks for all the comments so far.

fool32696
11-12-2008, 06:45 PM
When I bought the trailer it has some stains on it from sitting under oak trees. The vinyl guy charged me $100 to get the stains off (well worth it!) and another $400 to letter the trailer and the truck. The trailer is lettered on all four sides, the truck as a windshield strip, 2 sides and the tailgate done. I also have my 2500hd (personal vehicle) lettered on the windshield and back window. My girlfriend tells me that when she tells someone I own CFLS they respond saying that they always see my trucks around town. I think the money spent was worth it for branding alone.

STIHL GUY
11-12-2008, 10:42 PM
looks good. nice and easy to read lettering