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New Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Oakleaf landscape, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    I don't think Haulmark offered my trailer in a V-nose. If they did I would have bought it. In theory it seems like it would help out a good amount but I don't know of any tests people have done to prove this theory.
     
  2. t608

    t608 LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 91

    How is the support of the floor holding up? I'm assuming your floor beems are 24" on center.

    A buddy of mine just bought a 7*16 cargo king for his tent biz. The floor beems in his trailer are 16" on center. He says this is a must have, but I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not.
     
  3. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    Mine are 16" on center. They are holding up fine. I haven't painted my floor yet and it doesn't look like it's going to get done. O well. **** happens.
     
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Our trailer dealer said vnose does nothing to help mpg. I would think it would help a little but maybe not.

    I'm pulling mine with a gasser now, just traded a cummins for a Hemi. The mpg pulling with the cummins was not very good, about 7.5-9.5 around town.
     
  5. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    That HEMI is going to kill you. Good motor, just guzzles gas all the time. Towing 10k lbs or just cruising on the highway.
     
  6. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    Nice set up! how many lawn accounts do you have?
     
  7. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I like the finishing in your trailer, ceiling and walls.
    I agree a V-nose would not make a noticeable difference, pulling weight is pulling weight.
    I pulled my 28' enclosed Pace cross country at 60-65mph and I was getting 6 mpg. My truck is a 03 2500 4x4 with hemi. The trailer was packed with household goods and furniture , so the cargo weighed around 14,000 + trailer weight.
     
  8. newfrontier

    newfrontier LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hope you at least did jupiter Bowl while out there in "Park City" Lawns in the summer, out West skiing in the Winter
     
  9. Pro-turf lawn

    Pro-turf lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    How big is your work table at the front of the trailer
     

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