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Anyone have a sign on the rear of their open trailer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowingMowingMowing, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    I made the sign about 3' high and the width of my trailer so I could see over it and the resistance wouldnt be much more than the equipment and the tray up front. I drilled holes every inch on a piece of angle iron and then cut out six pieces and welded them to the ramp for brackets. I made the backing myself for ridgidity so the total price was $300. I could get the same thing on aluminum for less than $200. I put the ramp up when working so it is a billboard when people drive by. I kept it simple, cause everyone assumes I do lawn stuff and I don't feel a need for an infinite list. I made it EYE catching and the Phone # readable from over 2 blocks away.

  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    I have basic signs on the back of my trailer and I think they work.I am having new ones made this Spring to match my business card.
  3. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,052

    post more pictures i might be geting one
  4. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    All my signs are homemade, Total three signs on each side of trailer and tailgate. I haul away lots of plywood & spray paint. I buy those ( size 4" & 6") card board letters, line em up into a long square board pattern, tape em together, lay em on a precut board & spray paint them. Not actually professional like a pro shop would do them but it works for me!
  5. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I will take some pix of mine in the morning. But, I had mine made at Fast Signs, don't know if you have one or not.
    I think it was about 52" wide by 40" high logo, phone #, tag line, and website. They put that on a thick alum sheet. On my trailer gate, I have the one where the vertical rails are made out of angle iron so I install 2x4's on gate first next to vertical rails then I bought a piece of treated plywood, screwed that to the 2x4's, counter sunk the screws some, then screwed the alum sign to the plywood. I had to do it that way because I did not want the wind to catch the alum. It was a job coming up with getting it to work but then again, I always go way overboard with things I build. I will get you some pix.
  6. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 189

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to have one made at Fast Signs?
  7. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Let me look for paper work, give a few min.
  8. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    OK, it was $174.50 and it was 32"x56" on .040 Aluminum from FastSigns.
    Now I also had a little money on top of this for the wood, screws. I would say maybe aroun $50 or so, but I did buy treated plywood.
  9. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 189

    Thank you.
  10. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Your welcome, check back later in the afternoon and I will go the the shop and take some pix.

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