My Trucks, Trailers, Loader and Dump

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Petr51488, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Thanks, i try to keep everything clean once its done working.

    Yea, its so i can make tight turns with the trailer, and incase someone wants to rear end me, they'll get the damage not me.



    Heres a few pounds i had in the truck today. Theres 81 bags of calcium that weigh 50 pounds a piece.

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  2. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sheesh! How many gas cans do you have in there?
     
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    LOL, two of the 1 gallons are mix, the 2 gallon is to fill the mowers, and the 5 gallon is to fill the two gallon and the 1 gallons. THe other 5 gallon was in there just to fill it up at the gas station. It stays in the shed. I use the 1 and 2 gallon tanks cuz i fill up the small 21'' mowers with them along with the handheld stuff. Its kinda hard to fill up small tanks with a 5 gallon container. THat and i like to keep fuel fresh.
     
  4. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its 14 feet. Maybe I should have got a 16 footer, but I like the size because it can fit it in a standard garage to use it as a construction debris dumpster too. I guess you could call it tight, but you can put a bigger backhoe in there if you hang the bucket/arm outside of the trailer. By 10,000 lbs do you mean the towing capability of the truck? That's the only thing that's prevents me from hauling to much. The Trailer has a GVWR of 16,100 lbs and weighs about 4,000 empty. The b21 is no more than 3 or 4 or 5 thousand pounds so I'm only half way to the weight rating. That said the truck is only supposed to pull 10K, but sometimes when the bone heads at the quarry don't listen to what I say and dump more in than I ask for I end up towing 12 or 13 thousand pounds. If I had a bigger truck, I could put 12,000lbs of stone or dirt in it, which is more than a F550 type dump can hold, so it's a pretty serious dump trailer. As for walking around it to tie it up, it's obviously not as convenient as a side less regular trailer, but it's 102in wide so its got pretty decent room inside and saves me having to buy a 5 or 6 thousand dollar equipment trailer too. I've put skid steers, backhoes, and excavators in it (though the latter is quite frightening to load/unload). Sorry if I am hijacking, just trying to answer his question.
     
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    can i grab a few of those 50lb. bags? you wouldnt notice any missing
     
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    hah, i may not notice, but their pretty expensive!
     
  7. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah that's like 1175$ + tax !!! I could buy 25,683 pounds of rock salt for that up here (not in bags obviously)
     
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Yea, but luckily i'm tax exempt lol
     
  9. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    I also noticed that i said we got 10 inches plus 3 feet of rain.. it was only 2 inches.. and 3 feet of rain. Hopefully we get the 6'' that their calling for on tuesday! Great Year so far.
     
  10. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    I got a bunch of pictures from this past snow storm we had on monday. We got about 7 inches. I bought myself a "shop" to keep all my stuff in. Its a 10x14 that keeps my stuff in it. Enjoy!

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