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pics of our new trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Shadetree Ltd, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,840

    Wow! That's a nice Billboard....er....trailer you got there. Hopefully, you're wise and get it lettered up. That's a hell of an opportunity.
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    Great trailer, only one thing you forgot...
    Take it to the sign shop ASAP, Ya can worry about the rest later...
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    I just bought a 24' Haulmark enclosed and have thought about getting the spray in liner. How much did that run you? I think I may have to put it off till I get some more money. I've spent way too much lately. Time to go make it all back and plenty more.
  4. MSYardman

    MSYardman LawnSite Member
    from MS & LA
    Posts: 62

    Okay. How much?
  5. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Thanks for the comments guys. We went in for the LS series but it was cheaper to spec an Autowagon they way we wanted it. It will be going into the sign shop in the next little while. The GPS and a few other things are taking precedent over the lettering. We have more work than we can handle already. The total cost was $13,800 CDN before taxes. The spray in bedliner was $1192.50 CDN.
    At this point I can't think of anything else we would want on it. We had our last enclosed trailer for 5 1/2 years so our decisions were based on experience. Since we cut in the rain at least half of our season the vents are absolutely mandatory. The roof vents aren't as important but they will help release the heat during the summer months. The extra lights and work bench allow us to work in it at night with ease. Actually we think all the options we got are pretty important in one way or another. The fuel access door is the only option that time will tell if it was worth it, but it wasn't that expensive of an option. The removalble hitch may not be for everybody, but if we have to leave the trailer unhooked at night we remove the entire hitch making it impossible to tow.

  6. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740


    Nice trailor. But WOW! nearly 14k for it!?!?!? I have never heard of a trailor being that expensive.

    Good luck with making your money back on it!
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,840

    Well, he said it was $14K Canadian. So, remember, that's like 5 Dollars U.S. He got a hell of a deal as far as I am concerned! :laugh:
  8. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    I think that it converts to around $9000 US. We did not buy a trailer to make money with. Once lettered the advertising will more than recover depreciation of owning it. Our last trailer was stolen and insurance gave us 90% of what we paid for it 6 years later. Work out the numbers and it might even be cheaper for us, the wear and tear on the equipment from being in the rain (we cut in the rain an average of 50% of the time) and sun, zero theft while on sites, employee morale and productivity when they can get into there rain gear inside where it is dry and start with clean dry equipment. How long does a trailer really last most commercial guys? Our last one had approximately 120,000 kms on it and retained a lot of its value. If this lasts us 10 years (the wood floor is warranteed for 20 years, and the rest of the trailer for six years) and we sell it for 75% the cost of owning this trailer is $3450 CDN ($2300 US). 10 years of a moving billboard and the image it portrays are worth a ton more than that. I think we take it pretty hard on the value of the trailers but the cost of our trucks is WAY cheaper than in the US so it balances out for us.


    PS And it is a pleasure to work out of every day.
  9. Frosty_03

    Frosty_03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    That is one super nice trailer!!!!!!!!:cool:
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    The removalble hitch may not be for everybody, but if we have to leave the trailer unhooked at night we remove the entire hitch making it impossible to tow.

    By that do you mean you have to unbolt the trailer coupler? Thanks

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