Open Trailers are Better Than Enclosed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tracer, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Chris Feenan

    Chris Feenan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    He's not my buddy JR. Never met the guy. But I did read what he had to say before telling him how to do his job !

    He doesn't use a truck for mulch, so he can't "back it up to the beds".

    He doesn't use a dump or dump trailer either.

    And he wrote that he has enclosed, and open trailers. Before someone told him that his problem was that he only has one kind of trailer.

    I'm sure there are lots of guys near you that have great success doing spring cleanups and mowing with landscape trailers. The guy with the broken axle was the one you saw. The rest of us are flyin' around so fast you can't see us !

    So you guys in Maine back up on the customers lawn ? And then shovel off a dump ?
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    I never told him it was a problem to only have one type of trailer. Most of our mulch is on commercial properties and is usually close to the parking lot. For areas away from the parking lot we either use our MTL or wheel it from the truck.

    This was the "buddy" I was referring to ;)
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Well I feel kinda bad for all the guys with them big bad trucks and multiple trailer set ups as they must have to work awful hard or drive their crew like slave masters just to cover that kind of overhead, so if you worry about my one trailer I'll have to think about this while I fatten up my belly, makes me feel kinda bad just sitting around thinking about the guys who are having to work this winter.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 405

    No this is how I do it we have a a couple open trailers for the landscaping and a enclosed trailer for my mowing stuff . pritty much the same way you mentioned it. It would be nice though to be able to do the landscaping all on the same setup.

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 405

    to clarify if i use the tractor we take 2 trucks and trailers the one the tractor comes off is the one all the edgings and debree go on and once we unload the mulch the tractor gets hauled away on the trailer that had the mulch on it , we only do this on big jobs , other times we just use a trailer and wheelborrow and pull one set up. didn't mean to confuse any one. Oh the tractor is more like a large lawn mower its not very big just has a front end loader on it so you can drive it in the grass without damage. Thanks for the feedback from you guys apreciate all your opinions.
  6. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    It's funny how people can debate on such opinionated subjects. It's like saying blondes are better than brunettes. Or one beer is better than the other. Same with a lot of stuff. What works best for one doesn't work for the next. Each has its pros and cons. Just have to figure out what weighs out best for each individual.
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  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Well, I'm confused what we're even debating at this point. I've listed my opinions on trailers and that's all I really chimed in to do. So at this point I'm checking out of this crazy thread.
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    That makes sense. I did misinterpret some of your post, so I asked the question about how you used the tractor and someone else got snippy for no reason. I didn't mean to offend anyone, just asking questions :drinkup:

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