the perfect enclosed trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Kings of Green LLC, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Kings of Green LLC

    Kings of Green LLC LawnSite Member
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    Im a small lco I run two 48" wlakers and basic other equipment I have a 2001 ford f250 7.3 diesel. I rent a shop that cost me $480 a month so I was thinking about an enclosed trailer to element the shop. What size length width and hight to you guys recommend?
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  2. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I'd look at your overall route. Room for parking and navigating, have you ever drove a trailer? You have plenty of truck but do you plan on replacing it soon. Do you plan on upsizing/upgrading your mower fleet. Right now with lil I know I'd say go with a 18" tandem axle room for a cabinet/shelfs up front as well as other tool storage etc. I personally don't like V nose but that's me, and remember when buying new you get what you pay for
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  3. Kings of Green LLC

    Kings of Green LLC LawnSite Member
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    Thanks nixray right now I pull a 20ft open.
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  4. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have that experience pulling a 20', might as well get a 20' enclosed. Best move(trailer speaking)I have ever made.

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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you have a 20" now I would go bigger depending on how full your trailer is now. If you plan on moving your shop into this trailer your going to need to go atleast 24... and even then you may not be able to get it stuffed into it. But I dont know how full your current trailer is or how big your shop is so these are all estimations.
     
  6. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys there must be something in the air cause i been looking at a new enclosed myself. I currently have a dual gate 12 ft open and been looking at a 12ft plus vnose enclosed.I would say also now is the time to buy cause it seems like every dealer has there stuff marked down until the end of December, and for me the further south i looked the cheaper they got..
     
  7. turf&tree

    turf&tree LawnSite Member
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    I made the changeover last year. Continental cargo trailer. Whatever length you get make sure you go 7' inside width. 6' is too small. I went 7'x 14'. Double axle custom built with 110 volt and 12 volt power inside. Round nose, built custom shelves in the nose. On the sides I mounted E-Track and use cargo buckle retractable tie downs with the e-track straps. Trimmer racks, blower, BP sprayer racks, and an aluminum rack for oil and such that folds down to a flat writing surface. I am a stickler about tying equipment down!!!
     
  8. turf&tree

    turf&tree LawnSite Member
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    Also a 4' swing door on the passenger side.
     
  9. Kings of Green LLC

    Kings of Green LLC LawnSite Member
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    im thinking 24ft would be a lot to pull around town? i can put my tool part of my shop in my garage at home put not the mowers. i do own 2 walkers a 52 and 36" stander i run the walkers 90% of the time i only use the standers one day a week so there not on the trailer everyday i just want to be able to back in my drive and not worry about unloading.
     
  10. nhmowing

    nhmowing LawnSite Member
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    I have been thinking of steping into and inclosed.Some of accounts in the city are already hard to park with a 8 foot open concept,never mind a 14 or 20 foot trailer.
    But it would be nice to have every thing with me. As it is now ,I can bring most every thing with but i cant haul in debri in the truck.
    I have out grown the trailer,I have even add a frame above where my exmark 48 goes for a truck box for smal tools gas and misc.
     

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