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Open or enclosed trailers?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mulchmaster, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,153

    2 of my enclosed came with just a bare, square tubing frame on the inside. I just bought some insulating panels from Home Depot, or Lowes and cut pieces to fit in the frame. Then I covered the inside with some thin plywood, masonite board, or aluminum panels. I put an extra 12" strip of 3/4 plywood along the bottom of the walls, where a mower might bounce around on it.

    One trailer, I order with the insulation and interior laun walls and aluminum ceiling. It was about the samw money to let the factory do the work, unless your labor is worth less than the $10 an hour that the factory workers are paid.
  2. treeclimber101

    treeclimber101 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    sounds like it would be easier too just open the doors on those sultry days ...:rolleyes:
  3. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,153

    If you don't keep the doors locked, someone will actually steal your stuff. If they would just enstate the 9mm death penalty for these infractions, we wouldn't to take the time to put the rear door up, and lock the side doors...every time we get something out of the trailer.
  4. dnc19694339

    dnc19694339 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    we have both, but I like the enclosed better for the advertising and security. We have a 20 footer and I wouldnt go smaller. Fits 3 60" Z's or 2 Z's and a walk behind. I guess if you are solo you might not need one that big, but they fill up fast.....

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