Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Thread Tools   Display Modes
Old 09-29-2012, 09:36 AM
AintNoFun AintNoFun is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,811
Originally Posted by JLSLLC View Post
Someone ran into my trailer AGAIN yesterday in traffic. I have a black open trailer and the gate has reflective tape. Also I put out Cone(s) for when the gate is down, But people also fly by coming very close, The brake lights also work... Just an annoyance, anybody else deal with this? Safety First
maybe you should find better spots to park your trailer?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 10:52 AM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,942
Wish I had my camera ready yesterday....this cutter had his truck and trailer on a curve of a busy street....he was art least four feet out into the road...cones and all, I had to really try hard to miss his junk ..he'll get hisjunk damaged eventually
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Darryl G Darryl G is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,038
Originally Posted by corey4671 View Post
When I pull up to a property, I park across the street from the property heading into oncoming traffic. At least then. They might see the truck first. Some people are just idiots. I yell at at least two morons a day for driving entirely too fast through residential neighborhood streets.
Posted via Mobile Device
Do that where I am and you'll get a nice fine, it's illegal! If someone does hit you there's a good chance you'll be found at fault.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:52 PM
corey4671 corey4671 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere in TN
Posts: 2,939
Originally Posted by crivers View Post
Good thing your not in Spring Hill, TN. I got a ticket for parking agaist the flow of traffic. Apperently that is illegal here.
been working in Spring Hill since 2008 doing that very thing. Never had a problem. Cops pass me all the time. As a matter of fact, park right in front of a cops house. Drive through some of these residential neighborhoods. It's rampant even with the residents.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 08:48 AM
bshustack bshustack is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: frackville pa
Posts: 65
Originally Posted by calvinslawnservices View Post
I have thought about this and the only thing I can think of is mounting brake lights in the middle of the gate. I think the problem is the lights are to far off to the sides that people tailgating you can't see the brake lights and cant judge distance, then they hit you when you hit the brakes.
I was having the same prob.. I was almost hit more the a few times and once I had a guy just bump the gate. I wired all new led lights in much better then stock and added a center light to the trailer too.
Attached Images
CC 50"
21" TORO
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Pietro's Avatar
Pietro Pietro is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 855
Put 15 cones out, a nice long line of them. Then they might look up once they started hitting the cones.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:14 PM
mowerbrad's Avatar
mowerbrad mowerbrad is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan
Posts: 6,273
There really is no way to avoid some drivers. While stopped, it doesn't matter how many flashing lights you use, people will still hit you. There can be 2 police cars, 3 fire trucks and an ambulance at a car accident and people still end up hitting one of the fire trucks blocking traffic. How does someone miss a 30'+ long truck with tons of flashing LED's and an entire back end covered with reflective chevrons?

Cones can work okay but there is a certain method to cones. If you check out one of the DOT sites you will find a method to setting out cones. For example if you are parked on the side of a road where the speed limit is 35mph, you need to start setting cones out say 200' behind the rear of your vehicle and have them spaced 10' apart (those are not the actual numbers used, but you get the idea). Placing 3 cones 10-20' behind your trailer really won't do much, if a driver hits the first cone, he really won't have much time to react (even if he realizes he is about to hit your trailer) since you only gave him 20' behind your trailer. Your only hope is that the driver sees these bright orange cones from down the street and takes notice of them before its too late.

My opinion is that if you are working on a busy road or faster road, park in the customer's driveway so you are out of traffic. Or if there is a large enough shoulder, make sure to pull off the road entirely.
'07 Chevy 2500HD
2010 John Deere Z925A 54" MOD
2011 John Deere Quik Trak 647A
John Deere walkbehind
81"x18' trailer
Stihl handhelds
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Porkins Porkins is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Indian Springs,GA
Posts: 250

Put a set out with your cones. It should do the trick.

FYI, I'm joking of course.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 AM.

Page generated in 0.10206 seconds with 11 queries