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Wanting the best

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by nccutter, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. nccutter

    nccutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Next spring I am going to retire from corporate America and set out on my own. Due to my own personal preference, I want to start with an enclosed trailer. Any advice on size or type would be appreciated. I am going to pay cash for everything BEFORE I even have a customer. Any help would be appreiciated
     
  2. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    why why why why ????
     
  3. nccutter

    nccutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I just want something to do. I have the money..house paid off etc, just don't want to set around
     
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    7/16 if you want to have more than one mower and still have room to breathe in the trailer. dual axle, dual brakes are a must and i would have a 3/4 ton or bigger to pull it w/.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,354

    I have a 6 x 12 Pace Worksport from Home Depot a $3,000 trailer. Works well for my business model as long as my biggest mower is a Quick 36WB possibly the Quick 44 Dually down the road. The mowing side of my business is to focus nearly exclusively on smaller lawns [more profitable IMO] so it works for me and will continue to for years to follow. Only issue I have is hauling compost for top dressing so I have to pre stage my other trailer a 4 x 8

    Ramp weight is limited to 1,000 pounds and a ZTR will over load the ramp and get high centered.

    :waving:
     
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Good For you......

    I was forced out of corprate America and went back to lawn care, and am loving it....

    Best of luck to ya
     
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    We could ask you the same question!
     
  8. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    It all depends on what equipment you will be running. If you are going to have 60"+ ZTRs, I would suggest going 8ft. wide. A 7ft. wide gets tight with Zs and racks etc. on the walls. Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. phlandscaping

    phlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Agreed, I bought my trailer for equipment I was purchasing... And from now on I will buy my trailers for possible future equipment! Nothing like buying a trailer twice, because the first one was a couple feet short...
     
  10. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    if you want the best stay away from the carry-on trailers sold at the chain stores. the nice enclosed trailers have their studs and floor joists set on 16" centers, unlike the 24" on the more inexpensive chain store trailers. i paid only $700 more for my dual axle, dual brakes, 16" centered studs trailer. it was a 7x16' enclosed. hauled a 60" z, 52" w/b, and a 36" w/b just fine. as well as all the small stuff.
     

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