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Open trailer/rain/equipment???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rootytalbot, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I have some racks ordered for open trailer to hold trimmers and blowers.
    I want to leave all my equipment on the trailer so that I can save time loading and unloading. Its pretty safe in my fenced back yard at night with the dog back there.
    Right now I unload or tarp the mowers to protect them and the trimmers/blowers go in a small work shop that I have.

    I'd like to park it at the end of the day and go in the house - and in the morning I would like to have a little extra time to drink coffee instead of getting the blowers and trimmers out.

    My question is - how does it affect trimmers, blowers, scag vride, honda hrc 21" to leave it out in down pouring rains?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    All my junk does fine in the rain, I don't really give it a choice. Mowers are loaded up on Tuesdays and stay on till Friday morning rain or shine. Couple of Exmark WBs a Vride Honda 21" hand helds and blowers.
  3. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    Knox -- Tanks bud-e (Indian accent). LCO up the road leaves his stuff out all the time, but i never do. But I see why he does - effort to load and unload is getting real old.
    Where you at Knox? I'm over in Farragut area - have lived here since it was mostly farmland - now its grown-up. Wife refuses to move, and I got dogs buried in the yard, so I guess we will stay -- no matter how many camera lights they stick on our streets. We got 4 in a little stretch of KPike all in Farragut and then the ones on Lovell (those seem to change REAL fast).
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I leave mine on the trailer and put them up after leaf season only. Sometimes the trimmer or edger my be a little hard to start that's about it I guess. I even have the canvas covers for the trimmer and edger but never use them.
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    Off KP across from Ingles in Farragut.
  6. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,321

    Tarp mowers on trailer if it brothers you, wal mart sacks tied around handheld motors and trash bags will go over bp blower. I do all this sometimes if its going to rain a bunch but a lot of times my stuff just gets wet.
  7. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,319

    That's why I like pulling with a van, all my hand tools and small power equipment is stored inside the van out of the weather and safe.
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    Does it say anything about "free candy" on the side? There are several vans in the West Knox area the most noticeable is an older shorty GMC that is rusted along the bottom.
  9. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,319

    LOL, no it was an old prisoner transport van,before that it was a handicap transport van. If lawn care thing doesn't work out, I can always start selling ice cream.:laugh:

  10. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    Does it still have the ramp on the side door? Never thought of it but you could load a small walk behind using the ramp and have a perfect small area rig.

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