HessLawns 2012 Pictures

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ed2hess, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well we are going to add a couple new trailers this year this is the first one. Got it from Big Tex. We are going to add another set of trimmer hangers on the other side, place for sprayers and a second level inside the cage. We decided it was time for the crews to have all the equipment needed to do the job so I don't have to follow along. Kinda interesting to have those brackets for rakes and straight shovels. We do a fair amount of tree/brush removal is the reason for the high sides.

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  2. pfcjs

    pfcjs LawnSite Member
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    That is one nice trailer, that will be awesome once you have it all set up.
     
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats a nice trailer...hope to get one this summer after I get a new truck. What length is it? Are those tool racks 2" square tubing?
    Nice trimmer racks...I need some!
    mike
     
  4. APLUS LAWN CARE

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
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    Congratulations on the new trailer it looks great
     
  5. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    i really like that trailer how did it run you if you dont mine me asking
     
  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Similar trailer here would run around 2500-2600 out the door TT&L
    Mike
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We bought this homeowner model at the show and now I am wondering if we made a mistake. We were told that a lot of the big companies had already got these and they are holding up fine. This ran in the $600 range and the HRC216 runs about $900. We like that mulch lever so lyou didn't have to deal with the PLUG. The Plug ends up being thrown into the catcher and throw away.

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  8. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had one of the high end home owner Honda's in the past and the tranny went out from light use. I have had one of the $1100 commercial units for about five years and the only thing we've had to replace is the gas tank. It probably has the worlds smallest hydro drive. It's surprising that only Honda has had the insight to build a hydro drive push mower.
     
  9. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Congrats on the new trailer, that's a really nice trailer you got.
     
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bigtex makes great trailers but they can be pricey when you get all the extra landscaper package type stuff. I think the blower box on the front is about $400. The string trimmer racks allows the units to spin and twist up the grips and they are slow to open and close.

    Ed you really need to try one of the Extreme Series racks for your string trimmers. It the fastest rack to operate and the only one that doesn't twist up the handles or let them spin. Once you get an Extreme Series rack you will never want to buy any others.

    I would not use the blower box for blowers either. Your guys will be wasting time all day trying to pull and push the blowers out of the box. Utilize that high trailer side by having hooks on the top to hold your blowers. You can use a bungee cord to hold the blower tubes flush against the expanded metal. Your guys will spend all of two seconds storing or removing blowers. That's more money in your pocket at every stop.

    Here's a links that might give you some ideas for setting up your trailer http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=328865. My strapless push mower storage blocks work great and allow you to secure your mower in about two seconds. Good luck setting up your trailer.

    Also glad to see you didn't buy any of those Trailer Man junk trailers McCoys was selling.
     

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