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Old 06-10-2013, 02:20 PM
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California landscaping... No trailers?

So I am in California visiting this week and every landscaping truck does not have a trailer.. It's just a pickup truck most with ladder racks and equipment strapped to it and all in the truck..

I am just curious as why no one uses a trailer like we do down south or what laws restrict the use? I am in the Los Angeles area..
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:22 PM
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Very small lawns and if pulling a trailer in CA the top speed is 55.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:26 PM
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Oh okay all that makes sense.. Thanks I've just been way to curious
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:42 PM
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are you in a very "congested" part of the state? Maybe it's a pain pulling a trailer around in tight situations?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:41 PM
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In the LA area my truck and trailer gate down would be too long for most residential lots. Add in issues of a place to park equipment at night (at home or rented facility) and it makes sense to keep it small.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:33 PM
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Very small lawns and if pulling a trailer in CA the top speed is 55.
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Max tow speed in VA is 55 as well, Ive seen truckers go 80+ and Ive also done 70+ with a trailer and have no problems with any LEOs.

I agree with the congestion and security though.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:49 PM
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Yea its kinda crazy, i live in CA and i have never seen a residential yard ever mowed with a 36" or bigger mower.....ever!!!
You would be surprised at the massive lawns that are mowed with 21" mowers. Some of these are huge mansions and they will have 3 guys mowing for hours at a time. IMO, a huge lawn mowed with a 21" looks ugly.

But the majority of lawns are small so i understand why most wouldnt have a trailer.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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Yea its kinda crazy, i live in CA and i have never seen a residential yard ever mowed with a 36" or bigger mower.....ever!!!
You would be surprised at the massive lawns that are mowed with 21" mowers. Some of these are huge mansions and they will have 3 guys mowing for hours at a time. IMO, a huge lawn mowed with a 21" looks ugly.

But the majority of lawns are small so i understand why most wouldnt have a trailer.
I had lawn business in Simi Valley/ Thousand Oaks area in the early 1990s. I used a van and it worked out well. I miss the days of cutting everything with a 21" mower. My expenses were next to nothing.

I do much nicer homes her in Bamaland, but bigger mowers and bigger trucks add up real fast, I mean real fast.

Theft in California is out of control, a trailer would be stolen before you knew what happened, not to mention the lots are real small and parking is a problem.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:56 PM
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I see guys around here with trailers all the time. Probably depends on which part of the state you're in though. As for me, I still don't have a trailer I can use, so I'm stuck making due with just the back of the F150.
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