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Truck & Trailer Question - HELP !

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by PhillyShells, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    Is this a problem or not - I am planning on purchasing an enclosed trailer this year. I had a trailer hitch installed but a friend mentioned that since the truck didnt com with a tow package ( something about tow package having a external trans oil cooler ) it could ruin the trans.
    I have a 2001 chevy silverado 1500. Will my truck be ok as is ? Also I have been checking trailers and there are so many brands ( Pace, Haulmark, Featherlite, American Hauler, Thule to name a few ) are there any to stay clear of ?
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    Tow package's help i have em,should not be a problem what size are you buying get brakes also.
     
  3. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    Thanks !
    Probably no bigger than a 5x10
     
  4. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    its not expensive to get a dealership to put a towing package on to help the stress on the rear axel and drive train. It will over time wear down alot faster so in the end you will end up having to get it done anyway :)
     
  5. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
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    And before anyone bellyaches - I noticed there's a forum for " Trucks and Trailers " so sorry - posted before I noticed.
     
  6. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    Okay the lawn police are own there way,a 5x8 is not that heavy you should be fine get brakes and a 3500lbs axle trust me i have two haulmarks.
     
  7. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105


    Now you have haulmarks:
    Are there any big quality differences in brands of trailers - any to avoid ?
     
  8. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    I don't know, the haulmarks seemed to me to have good paint work, most trailers are the same torsion axles there not much to them i like one you can stand up in and dome lights and a side door.
     
  9. biggin69

    biggin69 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    You should be OK but I agree, get trailer brakes.
     

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