Sign on gate....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JayD, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do any of you that have a sign on your open trailer gate have any thing to share like do's and don'ts. I will be having one made soon with logo and was wanting to know if it is bad ideal for sign to be to big or not.
    Its a 5x10 trailer and just wanted to get any input on it.
    Any of you have pix of your gates?

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i want to get one made of aluminum in the near future
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keep it clear & simple. The bigger the sign, the more aerodynamic drag you'll have.
  4. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking too. I did not want it to feel like I had a parachute open.
  5. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wish some of you would post some pix of your trailer gate logos
  6. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
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    I have a sign on my open trailer. The key to reduction in wind drag is to place it as low as possible with the gate raised. My sign is 2'x4' and I have it 1' from the edge of the gate. It's positioned at eye level for people driving cars and sort of "drafts" behind my mowers.:)
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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  8. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Heck yeah..........that will get noticed....
    What size did you make it?

    Your trailer is different than mine but your gate looks just like mine with the 5 angle iron braces. So how did you get it mounted being that the sign had to rest on the braces...
  9. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    You can just run bolts thru the gates steel mesh and thru the sign. I had a sign on my gate last year and hated it, it made the gate too heavy and made too much drag I think. Signs on the trucks doors are enough in my opinion
  10. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    Oh, OK, how big was your sign..

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