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what would you recommend

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mdrlandscaping, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    neither :)

    We run 3/4 ton trucks with service bodies and pipe racks.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,421

    Do you really want to buy anything from guys who can't spell "axle" :confused:
     
  4. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    why not everybody typos even the same one twice ive done it before
     
  5. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    What's the price range on those? just curious because a 16' enclosed you can load up with shelving and carry 3000 ft of poly will run around 5k
     
  6. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    The price for the trailer is around 3800$ if I remember correctly. If you want to get a hold of the company good luck, I tried for 2 days before anyone answered the phone.


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    As for a irrigation vehicle.


    - For service work, go for a 3/4 truck with a service body. Unless you want to have your knees and back hurting after every call, stay a way from the van. The only type of van that I would go for is a Sprinter-type van where it is tall enough to stand up in to get parts.

    - For installs, I would still say a 3/4 truck with a service body but with a enclosed trailer would be my suggestion. You can have a mobile warehouse with a trencher\plow inside that will be protected from the elements. Just to have extra cases of fittings and other junk in there would be nice. (unless you have your shop close and have enough room to store extras safely).



    .mz
     
  7. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    knaack secure makes the same interior system for trailers as vans
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    I think it depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're just into the maintenance aspect then a van or truck with service body would do the trick. If you're into installations then you'll need something like that hauler.
     
  9. DeepRoots

    DeepRoots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I wouldn't do either.

    I bought an 8by16 flatbed trailer.
    went down to the mobile home building warehouse, and bought a few dozen doors for $4 each.
    Made an enclosed trailer that is 16ft by 6.5ft inside.
    welded angle iron horizontally than vertically on each side. This can hold 6-7k ft of pipe easily.

    on the inside I keep all my fittings, and I have tiedowns bolted through the frame to lash trenchers and other tools to.

    I've even got an inverter in there so when it rains, I can plug in my coffee maker, smoke a few and wait it out in comfort.

    Drew
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,421

    Throw in a porta-potty and a satellite dish TV while you're at it.
     

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