Landscape truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah so a lot of you have seen the mowing setup with the enclosed trailer.

    This is my trailer for landscaping.

    I might step up to a 3/4 ton in a year or two, could use the extra hp.

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  2. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    watch the tongue weight. should only be 10% of the gross trailer weight. appears heavy from the pic...whats the weight on those bags?
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No it's the adjustable tongue, it was all the way at the top setting and therefore the trailer wasn't hitched level to begin with.

    I only had to go down the road and didn't bother adjusting it.

    I had most of the weight up front because I had to get to that palm first, and had to roll it off.
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    That looks like your mowing trailer,being used to haul landscaping materials.
     
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ummm...whatsup with the wheels??? You better watch the weight you put on those wheels B/C some custome wheels are not rated for much more than the vehical it's self.
     
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah I worded it wrong should have been "landscape trailer".

    This is the mowing trailer I use.

    J the wheels are plenty strong for what I put on em, I made sure I didn't down spec the weight capacity.

    But I know what you mean there are some crappy wheels out there.

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  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    One of your 14 year old girlies needs to teach you how to load it as you have WAY to much weight forward and on the tongue......that is a bad accident wiating to kill some innocent person.
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LOL. definately an accident waiting to happen.


    You guys want to see how crazy some people get loading utility trailers. Just go to your local Menards or Home Depot on a weekend. Some of the ways I see trailers loaded, by clueless individuals, scares the hell out of me.:rolleyes: I watched a guy loose a bundle of 2x4's in the middle of the intersection that exits menards the other day, wish I had a camera with me.
     
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    To be honest I didn't load the trailer, the nursery did.

    I felt bad also cuz the owner of the nursery offloaded the pallet by himself as I was paying in the office.

    I come back and he has most of the mulch up front, the guy is in his late 60's so I didn't wanna make him move it all over again.


    I wanted everything more centered but still have room for the palm.

    I should have had the toungue adjusted properly and the load more towards the back.

    Oh well she rode pretty nice.

    Oh and mike the 14 year olds don't like me anymore.
     
  10. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ive seen worse loading jobs.....After all I think I live in the capitol for loading idiots.:hammerhead:
     

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