Enclosed Trailer Pictures

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Gilligan, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Gilligan

    Gilligan LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 37

    Heres the new set-up.

    Finally got tired of all my equipment getting rained on this summer..so I broke into the wallet and purchased this nice 18' enclosed unit.

    The logo man just left today...and I just finished setting up the interior. The interior walls were wood, but now have a nice covering of black pvc. Thank God for friends, I don't even want to think what that would have racked up in $$$$.

    The floor is covered with a fiberglass shower board which is moisture proof. (obviously)

    I went a little overboard on securing everything to the walls and my front shelves. I could practically hang from the hooks myself and a friend of mine was laying on the shelves while I was working.

    It was difficult to keep focused on completing the job with her up there!

    The Black PVC also came in handy, you might notice I used it in 1 inch strips as lock downs over the J hooks for the edger and trimmer. Works great!

    All opinions and suggestions welcome...





  2. Gilligan

    Gilligan LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 37

    Just a couple more




  3. grasscutter845

    grasscutter845 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Nice trailer! How does that 1500 pull it? I got a chevy 1500 5.3 and was thinking about buying a enclosed trailer for next year but i dont know how well it will tow
  4. Gilligan

    Gilligan LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 37

    I was pulling a 16' TA open trailer with dual gates on it, and this puppy was constructed with some serious metal, (it was a converted car carrier, just to give you an idea)

    The new trailer pulls better and turns on a much tighter radius. I've now hauled the new unit on city, rual, and highway roads and there hasn't been any problem with the truck being under powered.

    Just keep in mind I live in a state where mountains do not exist. If mountains were the case...there might be a problem...

    The new trailer has the v-nose, which supposedly helps a little with aero dynamics...but I'm not an engineer so I couldn't tell you exactly how much its helping!

    Thanks for responding...
  5. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    Hey man, that trailer looks good. Nice rolling billboard!
  6. Gilligan

    Gilligan LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 37

    I designed the log myself...So I take your complement quite well!!!

    I Told the Logo Man to make it as big as possible on both sides and the back...and if someone driving can't write down the phone number surely they can remember www.pals.us.com.

    One of the things I would have never thought about without the advice of the logo guy, was placing the logo as high up as possible, so that even in traffic it will get noticed.

    I was extremely please with finished look and I think it will have better results than the lawn signs you see around.

    It amazes me how many LCO's you see around that don't have anything on the trailers....I guess they have enough great clients and don't want anymore!

    Thanks for responding
  7. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    I agree with you on the name, number, and logo recognition. I put the name and number as large as I could so that it can be seen from a block away. I can park in the back of the parking lot at Home Depot and the name and number can be read very easily from the front door. Here is a link to my truck.

  8. Gilligan

    Gilligan LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 37

    You weren't kidding when you said you could see it from a block away...I bet 3 or 4 blocks even.

    The Logo worked for me today. I came out of the backyard of one of my accounts and standing at my truck and trailer was a woman just stairing at the side of my trailer.

    She asked me a few questions and then said would she have to call the office to get a quote or would I be able to provide her with one.

    Its like all of a sudden I am this large LCO operation. Long story short...I picked up her business on an annual contract....

    It all came together just the way it was supposed tooo.....and it can only get better...I can't wait until spring hits!!!
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Do you really get good results with those mowers? Why not get some exmarks or scag?
  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I think its time for a 3/4 ton truck. Your half ton might pull it fine but braking in an emergency situation will not be a good thing and you also will bring your tranny to an early demise. Good luck with that nice trailer.

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