Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:33 PM
mayhem69 mayhem69 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Gilbertsville, Pa
Posts: 73
open or closed trailer suggestions

not sure about what kind of trailer to buy a closed or open. I do have a 3 car garage, but my snowmobile and other garden tractor are in there, plus tools, etc.
What kind of trailer do you guys use? what are the pros and cons of open and closed.
I guess a pro for the open could be you could put a few yds. of mulch in it for mulching job.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:46 PM
Jaybrown Jaybrown is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 583
open or closed trailer suggestions

Put the mulch in the back of your truck. I use enclosed because I have lots of tools and storage and everything is kept clean and I can lock it all up. It's like another garage.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Bumpmaster's Avatar
Bumpmaster Bumpmaster is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh Pa
Posts: 11,101
Open trailer so you can show off all your new shiny tools on the road an at!
__________________
Lawnman
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:54 PM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dennis ma.
Posts: 1,344
Enclosed is our choice
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-30-2013, 07:03 PM
LandFakers's Avatar
LandFakers LandFakers is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 5,552
Search function on the top right of your screen should provide you with quick answers. This has been discussed many times before.

I prefer open by the way
__________________
Rob

PlowSite-SnowFakers
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-30-2013, 07:39 PM
Classic Cuts Lawn Service's Avatar
Classic Cuts Lawn Service Classic Cuts Lawn Service is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Posts: 706
We use open due to increased versatility but I have wondered about using enclosed to keep equipment secure and out of the rain
__________________
Classic Cuts Lawn Service
Ford and Chevy trucks
Exmark, Toro, Honda mowers
Stihl and Echo handhelds
Commercial Applicator Certified in 3A and 3B
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-30-2013, 08:07 PM
echo echo is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: somewhere out there
Posts: 898
Open with 4 ft grated metal sides is what we use. Very versatile for everything from equipment, grass, brush, leaves, etc... And 18 and 20 feet long. Bigger the better. It fills up fast.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2013, 06:45 AM
gulfjoe's Avatar
gulfjoe gulfjoe is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus GA
Posts: 869
Quote:
Originally Posted by echo View Post
Open with 4 ft grated metal sides is what we use. Very versatile for everything from equipment, grass, brush, leaves, etc... And 18 and 20 feet long. Bigger the better. It fills up fast.
Posted via Mobile Device
Oh age had both. I had to get rid of the enclosed because my HOA did not allow trailers parked outside. It was nice but I found it to be some what of a hassle at times going in and out and not bein able to put mulch or brush in it. I bought a 6x12 tandem axle open with all the racks and I love it. It is very HD. I can imp on it from the front side back put as much stuff on it as my truck can pull etc. enclosed is nice it open is more practical.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-02-2013, 10:34 PM
Middle Tennessee Lawn Middle Tennessee Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 221
One great thing about enclosed is you can haul trees, plants etc.. With no danger of wind burn.
Also equipment stays looking new longer.
But my favorite is the little things like first aid kit, towel dispenser, soap, fire extenguisher all hanging on wall easy to get to.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-02-2013, 11:02 PM
billc1004 billc1004 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SOUTH JERSEY
Posts: 122
they all have pluses and minuses we have 1 enclosed 8.5 x 24 holds a lot of equipment keeps things dry. but i worry during leaf clean up season that a few leaves may have blown on the mufflers and start to smolder ( we blow off all the equipment before we load ) .durning the summer months gotta watch out for dog crap on the tires of the mowers . bit of a smell when you lower the gate even wet grass smell ..the other 3 trailers are 6 x 18 open . easer for the crew to grab the trimmers and blower right from the street . also the enclosed makes a great restroom (5 gallon bucket ,trash bag , and a used toilet seat ) no running to the gas station several times a day .lol
Reply With Quote
Reply

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





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:06 PM.

Page generated in 0.09251 seconds with 9 queries