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J.R. Services
03-16-2011, 09:45 PM
Here's my situation, I'm going to be running a 3-4man crew with kubota zd331 (92" long) kubota zg227 (approx 84" long) and a 54" or 60" walkbehind that will only be needed on steep slopes about 2 locations. And right now i have a 20' 12k equipment trailer (would rather not pull that around town all day) and a 12' landscape trailer. So option #1 sell both and buy a gooseneck equipment trailer and a 20' landscape trailer option#2 keep both and buy a 16' landscape to haul 2 zturns and then if i need the walk behind and another zturn ill just put them on the 12' trailer and run 2 rigs. Any thoughts

03-16-2011, 10:40 PM
Buy a used NPR with a 20' box, or even a 24' box. No trailers to pull around unless you have a large cleanup with tons of debris. I bought a 16' and can park my 36" wright side by side with my 52" scag. Very nice and everything is secure.

J.R. Services
03-16-2011, 11:11 PM
A friend of mine has a 90 something international 4300 with a 24 box for 3500 and no cdls, but it only seats 2 people
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Lux Lawn
03-16-2011, 11:23 PM
For a four man crew this would be perfect.

03-16-2011, 11:29 PM
Im thinking of going to npr setup!

Lux Lawn
03-16-2011, 11:30 PM
I have a Nissan that carries three guys, 16 foot bed. I took a landscape trailer and had the wheels cut and mounted on the back of the chassis. Thats an idea if you got an open trailer you like, cuts the cost down as well. There are pictures of it here if you are interested.

J.R. Services
03-18-2011, 12:53 AM
I really would rather not, buy another truck at the moment, although those things are very nifty, I'm just trying to weigh the options I have now
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Cajun Cleanin'
03-18-2011, 01:47 AM
Two 12 ft trailers wont cut it?Split it in half and go for it.Or you could set up one trailer heavy and one for lighter smaller yards.

03-18-2011, 05:38 PM
Could you just split up into 2 crews? Four people on one job site can be pretty inefficient unless you are mowing large areas or have many jobs at each stop.

J.R. Services
03-18-2011, 06:05 PM
Were mowing 15 parks that range from .5ac to 20acre
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