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ElephantNest
07-16-2004, 07:10 PM
Some of you know my trailer has the side gate and wanted to see it. It makes it so nice when I don't need the big mower to be able to get the 36" in and out without moving the 60".

What I bring each day when mowing:

Shindaiwa T270 and T260, Shindaiwa LE260 edger

Lazer 60"

TTHP 36"

Lawnboy 21" (one of two) or the Honda 216

Redmax 7001 blowers ( only one when I work alone, 2 with help)

Solo 4 gallon sprayer

http://www.sstringer.photosite.com/~photos/tn/1326_1024.ts1090017016000.jpg

http://www.sstringer.photosite.com/~photos/tn/1325_1024.ts1090016982000.jpg

soccerlawn
07-16-2004, 07:38 PM
Looks nice I like the side gate.

The C Man
07-16-2004, 10:39 PM
Nice. What's the trailer's length?

ElephantNest
07-16-2004, 11:06 PM
Thanks.

6.5' x 12'

I recently picked up two yards that require the 21", so I only use the lawnboy one day a week. Usually, the 36" is on the trailer sideways through the side gate.

Still looking to get my truck lettered, just not sure what I want yet.

dvmcmrhp52
07-16-2004, 11:54 PM
Nest,
How do you like your rack in the front of the trailer?
I just considered that when putting one on last week but wasn't quite sure it was a good idea.

I do also like the side gate,It will be on the next trailer...............

lawncare3
07-17-2004, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
Nest,
How do you like your rack in the front of the trailer?

I have a rack on the front of mine also. I like the view from the truck and the fact it's out of the way of the side.

ElephantNest
07-17-2004, 08:06 AM
I really like it also. Much better driving vision, as was mentioned. I also use the trailer for mulch, dirt, etc., and it makes it easier to access it from the sides.

Rich's Lawn Care
07-17-2004, 08:48 AM
Very nice!!!!!!!!! I wish i had a side gate.

ElephantNest
07-17-2004, 12:36 PM
I was told to add another gate on a trailer similar in size would only be about $100-120.00, and it would be well worth it.

I'll get another pic of when it's loaded sideways, like it usually is.

The C Man
07-17-2004, 02:42 PM
I should've asked when I posted before.... was the side gate a standard feature or did you have it added on for an extra cost? What was the total cost of the trailer?

EastProLawn
07-17-2004, 03:10 PM
Nice set-up, looks very organized.

ElephantNest
07-17-2004, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by The C Man
I should've asked when I posted before.... was the side gate a standard feature or did you have it added on for an extra cost? What was the total cost of the trailer?


Standard feature on this one, I paid $1150.00 for it. It was one month old, and the previous owner had installed the racks, plus a blower rack that isn't shown. Then he got larger riders and moved up in trailer size. They sell them for $1150.00 without the racks, new, but since mine was almost new, they threw in the racks and charged me as if I bought a new on rackless.

Eric 1
07-17-2004, 09:10 PM
I know i asked this before, but don't remember where.

Is the truck a 1/2 ton with the 350.

btw. Nice stuff.:cool:

ElephantNest
07-17-2004, 09:20 PM
1/2 ton with the 4.8 Vortek V8, towing package. Truck before this was 5.7 ltr, and I miss the power a little, but like the mileage on the new on a lot. This one seems to have plenty of power for what I need.

Nova
07-18-2004, 01:27 AM
What's with those lines in the road?

ElephantNest
07-18-2004, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Nova
What's with those lines in the road?

Yankees, geesh. LOL

Those lines are to keep the road from buckling under our lovely summer heat. Blacktop gets like soup, and I've seen concrete buckle and fold like paper. It gets a little warm here.:angry:

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
07-18-2004, 08:45 AM
very nice trailer!! :)

ive been wanting to purchase one identical to that....next year im going to be starting a strictly residential crew and am going to outfit it with a 72" dc and a 36" lesco hydro