Converting a Horse Trailer for Landscaping

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RLS24, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I came across an older horse trailer for a couple hundred bucks on craigs list. Its perfectly road worthy, no rust, just needs a little paint and maybe a new wood floor. I was thinking it might work out as a good starter trailer. I would just have to do a few minor repairs and fab up some kind of ramp for the back. Opinions?
     
  2. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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    man you would have to want one bad ,i think you could find some thing a lot better suited that would not take as much work .
     
  3. mcCormickDeering

    mcCormickDeering LawnSite Member
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    i think it would be a awsome idea, i have thought of doin this myself. i mean you get the best of both worlds half open trailer/ closed trailer its a win win. BUT you cant really haul mulch unless you had like a dingo or somethin. so i say go for it. it would be a change.
     
  4. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 531

    yeah, but what do you think the customers will think (professional enough) I have thought about it myself, might still....I dunno!
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    If you get a nice paint job and keep it clean and maintained, then it shouldn't be too unprofessional. Just don't put spinners or anything on it.
     
  6. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    i to thought about this bit those horse trailers are usually pretty heavy
     
  7. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    I use a aluminum tri-fold ramp with my enclosed trailer. its light and not a big problem.
     
  8. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    bumper pull or gooseneck?
     
  9. Jay Walls

    Jay Walls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    A horse trailer looks like a horse trailer and not like a professional lawn care trailer. An old cheap horse trailer will really look unprofessional. So much business comes from drive bys and people who just see you working why would you want to scare them away?
     
  10. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    I agree 100%. Horse trailer is a horse trailer. You can't hide the fact it was once used as a horse trailer at some point. Plus if you have "helper" working with you. I would think my boss is plain crazy and doesn't know 2 sh@ts about lawn care.
     

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