Pics from DLS inc.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Landscraper1, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
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    I have 4 cutting crews, each pulling one of those trailers. 2 are GMC 3500, 1 is a Chevy 3500, and the last is a crew cab GMC 4500. They all can pull a full 20' trailer with a full load of grass clippings.
     
  2. landscaper5

    landscaper5 LawnSite Member
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    What age did you start this company at? Congrats man!
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  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    anymore pics of that landscape trailer? That's really awesome looking, but it looks REALLY heavy too... What kind of axles are under it, looks like it could haul a skid with no problem.
     
  4. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Very nice equipment , thanks for sharing with everyone , I was curious if you had any pics of your mowing set up loaded up and ready to operate with equipment etc? The trailer is nice , do you run anything less than a 20ft trailer??
     
  5. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
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    Thx, I have customized my trailers since I was a teenager. Then it was mostly with wood. In 2005, I came out with this design and have stuck to it. I really don't see anything I can improve on, yet.

    Trailer is registered at 8000gvw. I have some things on the other side that I am patenting so, for now, I don't want it out there to be copied. What I can tell you is what each 20 ft trailer carries.

    1- 60" Hustler Super Z
    1- 54" Hustler Z4 or 52" Mini Super Z
    1- 52" Wright Stander w/ turbo 10 catcher
    1- 32" Wright Stander w/ catcher
    1- 21" push mower
    3- Shindaiwa grass trimmers
    3- Shindaiwa backpack blowers
    1- Husqvarna chainsaw
    1- Tanaka hedge trimmer
    12- assorted long handle tools
    4- d-handle tools
    1- 5 gal water cooler
    1- Solo backpack sprayer
    1- 10 gal water tank (for filling sprayer or washing hands)
    1- 10 gal fuel tank for the mix
    1- 15 gal fuel tank fro reg gas
    2- large toolboxes for all the hand tools, belts, oil, jack, etc, etc.
     
  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can understand that. Very nice indeed. Do you carry an air tank on any of them or a portable "jumper box" with a compressor?
     
  7. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
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    Thx. I don't have anything yet. I just figured out how to load pics onto this sight. When I get a chance, I will get more pics to post.

    I also have a 16ft, which was the first with this design. I only have it now as a backup. If a trailer is out of commission for a repair, the crew will need to make do with it.
     
  8. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755

    Funny you ask that. I was just talking to my foreman about it last week.

    We have had air tanks. The men would make sure they were full every morning. A couple of years ago I decided to have each crew carry a jumper box w/compressor. I thought these things were great. Now, I am frustrated with them. They don't seem to last very long and I find myself constantly replacing them. At first, I thought that maybe the brand I had was junk. After trying multiple ones, I came to the conclusion that they are all junk. I think we are going back to the old air tanks next year.
     
  9. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whats the need for the bucket truck? Looks like an old cable company one/
     
  10. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    We carry both on the trailers, a 15 gal tank and a booster box. We get about 2 years out of the booster boxes before the batteries won't hold a charge, but they have came in handy in starting mowers or other equipment. I've had about 4 different brands (usually whatever Sam's Club carries). You can't beat an air tank, as long as it has air in it!
     

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