Truck and Trailer for Hardscape Crew

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mbella, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    What truck and trailer do you guys have for your hardscape crews. Last year was my first year and I really didn't have a truck and trailer designated for hardscaping. This year, I'm thinking of going with an 15,000 lb GVW mason dump and a 14' enclosed trailer.
     
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    We have 2 trucks designated for the hardscape crew. We have a 2001 Chevy 3500hd (15,000 gvw) dump and a 2004 GMC 4500 (17,500 gvw)dump. The 4500 pulls the skidder and the 3500hd pulls our 14 ft enclosed. If you can have at least 2 trucks on a site it makes things alot easier.

    Chris
     
  3. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Not all of us have as much of the green stuff as you. I saw your rigs. Maybe someday???.

    For now, I'm looking for another one in the weeds.
     
  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    Yeah I definately need an f-450. We use a dump trailer that can haul 4 tons, but it's hell on our trucks pulling it. There was a great deal on ebay for an f-450 but I need to get busy again before I go throwing $$ around. We start our first job of the season Friday and I'm almost booked through mid-may.
     
  5. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402

    We have a Ford L9000 dump truck and an International dump truck that goes with the landscaping/hardscaping crew. Each can pull a bobcat if needed, or we have a ford F 450 that pulls the bobcat. We have all of our tools in a Cube van. Work out pretty good. Van has every tool possible that we need for any landscape/ hardscape job.
     
  6. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    payup :p :help:

    If, by green stuff you mean the trees that were made into paper that the bank gave us to sign, then yes we have a TON of green stuff.

    Chris
     
  7. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    Touche'! the "paper" I have spent in the last 2mos makes me stay awake at night, 2000 Bobcat 331 excavator, 2003 CAT 257, 1995 Isuzu Cabover, 2005 18' equip trailer! Very scary but must be done to stay in business. Keep on, keepin on
    David
     
  8. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    We use a 3500 diesel Dump and a skid loader and trailer. Total cost $65,000. We will be switching to isuzu cabovers though the price of the truck is less than the trucks higher gvw and i can put a skid loader on top of it.
     
  9. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Yea with a 10 cyl i heard from people that own them they are worthless. Also a 99 with 75,000 miles on it for $18k. I just bought one similar with 25k miles 4x4 dump diesel for $19k.
     

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