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JimLewis
07-26-2009, 07:29 PM
We are making a change over to Enclosed Trailers for our landscape maintenance crews. Over the next 6 months I'll have them all switched over to these new trailers to replace the open trailers we've been using for so many years. Here is a photo of the old trailer this crew was using (below). This was our oldest and ugliest trailer. So it gets replaced first;



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JimLewis
07-26-2009, 07:30 PM
And here's the new look (below). What do you all think?



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SunState Lawn Care inc
07-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Looks good.

STIHL GUY
07-26-2009, 07:39 PM
looks a lot more profssional

mowerbrad
07-26-2009, 07:41 PM
I have been putting some serious thought into switching from an open trailer to an enclosed trailer soon. I think it looks much cleaner since no one will see the equipment. It also is great for advertising.

pflasch
07-26-2009, 08:13 PM
Much more professional looking!!

What size is the new enclosed trailer, and what are you running for mowers?

ed2hess
07-26-2009, 08:28 PM
We basically use that same trailer but I think ours has more head room. The only problem we had is we basically overloaded the axle and it pulled loose from the frame and we had to do some big time braces on it. We carry two 36" units and one 21" unit.

JimLewis
07-26-2009, 08:55 PM
What size is the new enclosed trailer, and what are you running for mowers?

It's a 6' x 10' trailer.

We just carry the stuff you see in that first photo, 2 Honda 21"s, 2 backpack sprayers, 1 backpack blower, 1 small 6' ladder, and a few rakes and shovels and bote's (barrels).

mowerdude777
07-26-2009, 09:26 PM
looks very professional

HOOLIE
07-26-2009, 09:34 PM
That looks really good Jim!

Kutz Lawns
07-26-2009, 10:38 PM
I couldn't imagine pulling up with one of those open trailers, not putting anyone down that has one!

Looks very clean & professional now, nice job!

PLS-Tx
07-27-2009, 12:09 AM
Wow, very nice!

Glad to see your still posting here, I always enjoy reading your posts.

KS_Grasscutter
07-27-2009, 12:14 AM
I am doing the same thing SOON. My main reason is that it will save me $200 a month I pay for a storage unit to keep the lawn rig in. Now I can keep the lawn rig at my house, saving $200 a month and countless trips across town. Plus the equipment will be out of the weather and sunlight when not in use, and can be locked up easily when eating lunch.

South Florida Lawns
07-27-2009, 12:16 AM
You think the open trailers looked bad wait a year er.... 6 months and the enclosed will be all beat up. I can't keep my guys from tearing my trailer up. Every time I patch a dent or hole they bring the thing back with a new one. I will never ever buy another enclosed trailer for commercial use.

mag360
07-27-2009, 03:05 PM
You think the open trailers looked bad wait a year er.... 6 months and the enclosed will be all beat up. I can't keep my guys from tearing my trailer up. Every time I patch a dent or hole they bring the thing back with a new one. I will never ever buy another enclosed trailer for commercial use.

Similar experience here. Ours is black with diamond plate so little things seem to stand out more. I still think it's worth it for the classier appearance. Going to smaller additional ones in the future though. 7x14 single axle instead of 8x20 dual. I will still keep the 8x20 forever.

TandM
07-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Im thinking the same thing my dad is willing to give me a 7x14 enclosed the construction company isnt using at the time. and its like 6 months old. and I still have a 22 foot car trailer for debris hauling. I love the new look btw.

rusty_keg_3
07-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Looks very nice...