Truck/Trailer Appearance

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by newguy123, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    If I was that broke and had a truck like that one I would do a rattle can paint job. Chestnut Brown wood stain the particle board bed racks.

    Trailer would get a brush and black rustoleum paint the metal. Stain the wood floor of the trailer.

    Then clean up all that equipment.

    My own trailer every year gets the hunter green paint just before I start my lawn season. Along with staining the wood floor and wood side racks.

    He is sending the message that I do not even care about my own property so I am not going to care about your property.

    He has bigger issues then his equipment.

    I bet if he was asked to join a landscape forum he would not want to do that either.
     
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Price shoppers go to Mc Donalds. They do no care about quality. They just know they will not feel hungry.

    Those that are smarter and want quality realize going to a good diner you will spend the same for a deluxe burger plater then if you get the big mac and supersize you are spending the same money.

    Then there are those that want the best, they go to the 5 star restaurant.

    All customers want value for their money.

    I just want the customers that value having their grounds look the best that they can.
     
  3. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is simply not true. No matter how many times you say it isn't going to make it so, either. People are interested in price and price only 9 out of 10 times. We mow grass. We plant shrubs. We do not work in a laboratory trying to discover a cure for cancer. Any idiot can do just a good a job as the next in this business if they have the equipment and the drive (and most people have both). Lets not pretend it's anything but exactly that.

    Appearance can help you win out if you're the same price as someone else. I don't really see any LCO's around my area that look any differently than the next one, though. Truck, trailer, mowers, clothing, advertisements, etc are all basically identical.
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont know. around here the bigger companies look a heck of alot better.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    i usualy go to burger king because its a bit better quality health wise.
     
  6. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
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    I don't really see how or why that matters when you go on quote runs the prospect is not seeing your equipment. :confused:
     
  7. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    It doesn't matter at all. People are fooling themselves.
     
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    In today's world, I think the best representation of your business is your website. It allows you to showcase your work, equipment, and generally what sets you apart from the other companies in your area.
     
  9. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
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    They have been around longer and may be more established.

    Horse meat burgers :hammerhead:
     
  10. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    It's leaner than Kangaroo ;)
     

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