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Old 12-12-2010, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE=A&R Enterprise;3820998]I was in the same boat you are talking about.I got sick and tired of loading and unloading equipment all the time from my garage.So I bought a 24 ft enclosed trailer, all is good now.The two things I was worrying about was theft on the job with an open trailer(lots of stealing going on these days),and no more unloading and loading.[/QUOTE]

well, I can actually park my trailer in my garage w/out unloading, but I actually worry about brazen thieves to the extent that it actually affects the way I work.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:26 PM
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I forgot to mention that was another reason why I bought an enclosed trailer because I had a husky saw and stihl string trimmer come up missing on a job.I was furious.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:28 PM
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couldn't a thief walk in and take stuff anyways (never seen anyone close their door while working)
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:14 PM
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im thinking of an enclosed but what do you do about fueling up the machines? do you have to unload every time? or do you add a fuel tank in back of the truck? i did see you could buy a fuel door for the trailer.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:29 PM
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For us , it was more a security thing than anything else.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:46 PM
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couldn't a thief walk in and take stuff anyways (never seen anyone close their door while working)
I always shut my ramp and lock at every stop.I use a 4 wheel combination lock on only one side and only change one tumbler to lock the door while I'm out.That way you don't have to fish your keys out every time you need to get to the inside.The other side stays unlocked until I get home.
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If I had nothing and was looking to invest in something that cost 6500+ dollars I would have to buy an enclosed box truck. Do it right and do it one time. I mean think about it you can get a used one for that much that is in good shape. They are diesels and can pull what ever you want to pull. and they are a moving storage unit.

Plus if you get a big enough enclosed trailer to me the only right way to do that imo is to have a deisel to pull it with. More money. So now your looking at maintaining another peice of equipment (A 16ft trailer.)


When I think about making a decision like this I think about the future and ask myself can the company expand into this? And when I think about running multiple crews out of a pickup truck and a trailer..... Well it's just not something I want to do.


Think about it. If you could have one machine that did everything on a mowing standpoint, would you choose that or choose to have 5 different peices that did the same as that one?
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:01 PM
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If I had nothing and was looking to invest in something that cost 6500+ dollars I would have to buy an enclosed box truck. Do it right and do it one time. I mean think about it you can get a used one for that much that is in good shape. They are diesels and can pull what ever you want to pull. and they are a moving storage unit.

Plus if you get a big enough enclosed trailer to me the only right way to do that imo is to have a deisel to pull it with. More money. So now your looking at maintaining another peice of equipment (A 16ft trailer.)


When I think about making a decision like this I think about the future and ask myself can the company expand into this? And when I think about running multiple crews out of a pickup truck and a trailer..... Well it's just not something I want to do.


Think about it. If you could have one machine that did everything on a mowing standpoint, would you choose that or choose to have 5 different peices that did the same as that one?
if that works for you,great.
I thought about a box truck but I cant ramp stuff in and out with a trailer attached, the ramps that come with them won't accomidate my 36's well, and I'm not lifting mowers either.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:30 PM
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I switched to enclosed trailers for maintance 2 years ago and would never go back to open. Everything is dry and locked up, you have a billboard rolling do the road, no more using clients bushes as bathrooms, no unloading at the end of the day, etc. I never loaded brush on to my open trailer when I had mowers on it so to me thats not really a positive factor, thats what the dump truck is for and if it's a big cleanup job I take the dump trailer. No way would I go back to a open trailer, it only gets used to take the tractor or stump grinder. The only thing I regret is not going 24ft instead of 20ft.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:34 PM
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yeah ,thats what i do now,lock the dorrs when I work.It sucks ,but at least it will be harder for the scumbags too take my stuff.

Brianslawncare,
I do have a 15 gal fuel cell in my trailer to fuel up my mowers near the side door
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