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Seeding and Renovation Trailer

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Maple Wood, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Maple Wood

    Maple Wood LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Does anyone out there have a trailer set up for grass seeding and renovation?
    This is something I am getting more into and need to figure out an efficient way to transport all of my equipment around.
    Some of my equipment.

    DX 45 case tractor
    5ft reverse tine tiller
    7 ft flexible harrow.
    (looking for a harley rake)
    48 in slice seeder
    lawn solutions slice seeder
    48 in walker mower with bagger and 48 core aerator.
    6ft box blade.

    Not everything is needed for ever job, but it seems I spend most of my time moving around equipment. Seeding can make good money but there is a limited time to do it. My biggest waste is how to move around equipment.

    Was thinking of a gooseneck trailer. But how to set it up to make changing equipment the most efficient?
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    semi truck/ side ramps all down the length of it would be great , but haouling it would suck, just dreaming as i have no solution for u as i am in the same boat really
     
  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    16 - 20' enclosed trailer......why not?
     
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,011

    I now run a 32ft, 20,000 lb tilt trailer now.

    Used to need two pickups and two trailers...and now I can haul both 30+ hp tractors with seeders and still get my harley rake on it.

    It took me 5 years to do this...but if I had it all to do over again I would have done this from the start!
     
  5. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    I guess your not doing any housing developments just about every were i seeded this year that would have been to big i got stuck at the end of a road there was a small circle like the end thermometer 16 ft trailer and a pick up had to back up about 6 times and jack knife the trailer to get out The 16 ft trailer is is to big for me but i am not using a tractor either
    Charles Cue
     
  6. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    My bad I didnt see the tractor.......guess enclosed trailer wont work. Was wondering why the obvious wasnt being used....I should read slower I guess.
     
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,011

    There are very few areas around here I can't get into with anything. It is very open.

    I did have one lawn this fall that I had to unload in a parking lot down the road and drive about 1/4 mile to the site...but that was becuase the home was on a very busy road and their driveway was being re-done! :dizzy:

    Still it was no big deal at all!
     

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