V-Nosed vs Flat Faced Enclosed Trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by T Edwards, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
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    I was looking at a Pace 17' V-Nose today and I'd like to hear from people with enclosed trailers what their recommendations are.

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  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I haven't owned a v-nose so I can't comment on them other than what I have seen. We have had good luck with he "flat faced" Interstate brand Enclosed that we have, we are able to put a truckbed toolbox across the front halfway up, and still be able to get mowers under it. I have noticed that the V-nose covers most of the A Frame on the tongue. I've seen them with big dents in them from turning too sharp, of course this all depends on the driver ! I've seen guys close the front off for hand tools, air compressor, etc. I guess I'm just partial to the way mine look because I don't have a v-nose. Whichever way you go, you will definately like it better than an open trailer. Good luck
     
  3. Brian Taylor

    Brian Taylor LawnSite Member
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    we have two flat noses enclosed and we like to put work benches in the front. I'm not sure you could do that with the v nose
     
  4. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your work bench would just be V shaped. I am planning on getting a V nosed enclosed in the near future. I have never owned one but have been told they do pull better for the fact that the V cuts the wind better.

    Here is a 20 foot H&H V nose. This trailer was made for west coast choppers as a vender trailer to sell there t shirts and stuff.

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  5. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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    notice H&H trailers have rivet less sides

    here is the link to there site if you want to check out there prices
    http://www.hhtrailer.com/

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  6. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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    back

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  7. hustler1

    hustler1 LawnSite Member
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    yea, but they need a v nose cause they tow it all over the country at freeway speeds.....
     
  8. WLLD

    WLLD LawnSite Member
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    I have had both units. The flat front units are much harder to see around but offer a more efficient storage area. The v-nose pull nicer. I have a front ramp on the current unit that I can get the 48" walk behinkd and the 52" Z out - so I don't always have to unload everything to get the front machine.

    To HarryD's point - the rivet less sides is a feature you can get in most units. Buying an enclosed trailer is like buying a car - the options are numerous.

    Shayne
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    See, now I can see where THAT would be the biggest advantage of a V nose, is the front access to unload machines, but then again, there are square fronts with some rather large doors I've seen that will do the same thing. I would think for our business, since we are not doing that much highway travel, mostly local, that a square would probably be the best bet. Just my opinion...
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    i had a 8*20 wells cargo flat nose with a 5 ft toung it was able to be jacked knifed with a stake body and not hit the trailer i u have a v-nose u will hit it
     

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