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Old 02-25-2014, 04:23 PM
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Yea you kinda hit the nail on the head there it was a nice sunny day and my girl and I were out driving around taking a rare day off and we went by a trailer place and there it was nice and shinny and on clearance I had gotten quotes from the trailer dealer I normally deal with and the trailer was a couple thousand less than the quotes I had gotten from the normal dealer and at first glance I thought man this is perfect , and yea you probally know the rest , buy radial tires for it , overlay the floor , lol so yea its funny how we seem to learn the same lessons over and over again don't buy cheap crap out of compulsion , lol regret it every time. Oh well its an ok storage unit that's portable
For sure, a normal "cargo" trailer doesn't work for us, with so much concentrated weight on rear ZTR/WB tires. I went with 16"OC floor crossmembers, but, 12"OC is possible, too. I bought Maxxis 10-ply tires, as extra insurance. I was fortunate that one of my clients is a trailer dealer and he helped me order the right trailer. He alerted me to several things I hadn't thought about. I'd probably do a 48" side door, if I had to buy another.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:06 PM
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My mowing set up

Going to wrap the trailer soon
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:03 AM
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:04 AM
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Good grief, those are HUGE! Sorry!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:18 AM
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Good grief, those are HUGE! Sorry!!
That allows us to see the dirt.

That rock guard panel is super-easy to replace. That'd drive me nuts, to walk out to that everyday, as you've got such nice equipment.

Any thoughts of lettering the truck and trailer? I figured with you having to run a DOT number, they'd be sticklers with signage. We don't need DOT numbers, but, LEO will right a ticket for not having everything properly lettered (all 3 sides of truck and trailer).
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:06 AM
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That allows us to see the dirt.

That rock guard panel is super-easy to replace. That'd drive me nuts, to walk out to that everyday, as you've got such nice equipment.

Any thoughts of lettering the truck and trailer? I figured with you having to run a DOT number, they'd be sticklers with signage. We don't need DOT numbers, but, LEO will right a ticket for not having everything properly lettered (all 3 sides of truck and trailer).
That is probably gonna happen in the future, but all we have to have here is what you see. It only has to have name, phone number, and DOT number on the pulling vehicle. The trailer doesn't technically have to have anything. But, I will eventually either letter it, or wrap it.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:10 PM
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Nice setup fellas.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:08 PM
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Yes nice set up pictures , does anyone have pics of how they set up there enclosed trailers and the types of racks and hooks they used? Keep the photos coming fellas!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Old truck, little trailer, but its a part time rig. Things did better last year then ever before, and this year i plan to advertise heavy pretty soon. I have another truck now that just needs a little work so hopefully I can enlarge my company this year and bring in more $$$
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:35 PM
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Old truck, little trailer, but its a part time rig. Things did better last year then ever before, and this year i plan to advertise heavy pretty soon. I have another truck now that just needs a little work so hopefully I can enlarge my company this year and bring in more $$$
Also I have a new logo, embroidered Polo shirts, and embroidered hats + I am bringing on a part time worker to start. So im gonna try to upsell mulch and side services more also.
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