Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-23-2005, 01:53 PM
Gators_Aerator Gators_Aerator is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 75
What type of trailer? Cargo or open?

The recent article in Turf magazine had an article about "Image is everything
"
The picture of Pete's equipment show a cargo trailer. but across the page shows and open trailer in the ad.

What type of trailer do you use? Why type of signage do you use for it?

I think the cargo is a great option becuase of the space for your coporate logo. You can park it in the neighborhood or on a street and advertise away.

What do you think?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-23-2005, 02:05 PM
chefdrp's Avatar
chefdrp chefdrp is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bemus Point, N.Y.
Posts: 1,384
i would like an enclosed but have an open. I like the open so that if i have to haul stuff like large branches or such, it might not fit in or would be hard to use the enclosed.
__________________
Darrin, DRP MOWING..
2010 Chevy Siverado 1500. 7.5 Fisher plow. 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with fisher X-Blade
J.D.920A Ztrak 54 in./ 48 in. Great Dane Super Surfer
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2005, 05:24 PM
rodfather's Avatar
rodfather rodfather is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clinton, NJ
Posts: 9,632
We have both...each type has its own purpose(s).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2005, 07:26 PM
pagefault's Avatar
pagefault pagefault is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 492
I keep forgetting to take a picture of my setup. It's in storage on the other side of town, so once it's put away, it's put away. I can't just run outside and get a pic whenever I remember to...

At any rate, I've got a Big Tex 30LS trailer.

http://www.bigtextrailers.com/spec/30ls.html

I thought about getting a bigger one, in case I need to haul larger equipment. So far, I'm glad I didn't. Everything fits on this one, with room to spare, it fits in a standard 10x15 storage unit and I can park on the street without blocking any driveways, no matter how small the lots are.

There is locking storage for two trimmers and an edger on the side and the locking storage in the front is large enough for 3 5-gallon gas cans, two blowers, an air tank, and I'm still adding more.

If I weren't concerned about storage, I'd get a 35LS or 70LR. They're two feet wider and 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20 feet long.
__________________
Congressman: There is no just cause for an invasion of Iraq.
Peter: Well that may be, but what we're all forgetting is anyone that doesn't want to go to war is gay.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
All of Congress: I want to go to war.
Dick Cheney: I was the first one who wanted to go to war.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2005, 07:41 PM
pagefault's Avatar
pagefault pagefault is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 492
I will say that in my limited towing experience, the twin axel trailers I've pulled have bounced a lot less than the single axle trailers. I really noticed it with this trailer. If I tie the 36" mower down it is not nearly as bad, though.

I guess my point is that *IF* you can get the salesperson to let you load up a trailer and test drive it, do it.
__________________
Congressman: There is no just cause for an invasion of Iraq.
Peter: Well that may be, but what we're all forgetting is anyone that doesn't want to go to war is gay.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
All of Congress: I want to go to war.
Dick Cheney: I was the first one who wanted to go to war.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2005, 09:16 PM
mmacsek mmacsek is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Saucon Valley, Pa
Posts: 539
I have both. A 8x18 enclosed and a 6.5x14 open. Matt
__________________
Macsek Lawncare Inc.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Itsgottobegreen's Avatar
Itsgottobegreen Itsgottobegreen is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,183
I have had both. Both have good point and both have bad.
__________________
Sold my landscape company!!!!!!!!!! Best idea I ever had

48"/56" WALKER GHS 26hp EFI

Kubota B7500 Tractor with loader, blower, cab, box, aerator

F-350 Dump w/ plow and spreader

Brown BedEdger For Sale

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrystalCreek
My favorite reason to own a walker, because it makes others jealous
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-25-2005, 01:09 PM
evan price evan price is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 28
6.5x18 tandem open top with 4' 3/4 plywood sides on stakes so they can be pulled to load stuff over the side. Great for putting branches and felled trees on or loading bulk mulch on. I can get both Scags and a couple trim mowers on it, as well as blower, edger & trimmers. I built a plywood lockable box over the tongue which has space for 2- 5-gallon plastic Blitz gas cans & covers a cheap-o Harbor Freight electric winch to haul dead eqpt onto the trailer (Haven't used it but once knock wood!). I painted the sides green with latex paint and stencilled my name and number on it with white spray paint. Bought it at Hill Eqpt. in Ohio, they built it the way I wanted with full wood floor & 6 lug wheels and a dovetail/full drop ramp. I screwed 3/8" eye bolts into the floor every 4 feet or so along the sides to hook ratchet straps to.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-30-2005, 04:19 PM
beautifullawns's Avatar
beautifullawns beautifullawns is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hampton, NH
Posts: 313
I have a 7x14" Enclosed trailer and a 6x10 open trailer. I wish I would have gotten both bigger. The enclosed is great because you don't have to worry about storage. On certian days the open is better because it can double when you put mulch and other stuff on it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-31-2005, 12:19 AM
Green Pastures's Avatar
Green Pastures Green Pastures is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 2,457
I've owned both and I prefer enclosed.
__________________
Scott

Ps 23:1-2
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in GREEN PASTURES
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 11:06 PM.

Page generated in 0.10152 seconds with 7 queries