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Bigger trailer = more experience?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by drsogr, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Hey guys I have a 5' x 10' trailer that I use for landscaping projects. Its painted John Deere colors and is easy to pull. Well I was talking to a more experience landscaper, and he told me that if I had a bigger trailer, I would be able to get bigger jobs. Based on the theory that if I had a bigger trailer I would have more experience. It makes sense, but I am really not dyeing to pull around a huge trailer, although sometimes I could use the room! What do you guys think?
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I dont think people see bigger trailers as more experience, they'll see it in your work's quality. what you haul with, isnt how to measure experience, or skill.
  3. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    True but you can also have more experience with the trailer you have by getting more smaller jobs than you get now. So it is either more experience with a smaller or larger trailer but you still need to get the jobs to get the more experience. :D
  4. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    I Have both :p :cool:
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Lucky you. Then you have twice the more experience. :D
  6. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Post a pic of the JD painted trailer!
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Could be you just spent more money to buy a bigger trailor that you might not need :dizzy: Those dam "experienced landscaper" :p
  8. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    I think the perception of the potential new customer is that if you have a nicer, newer truck and a larger more equipped trailer that you are more expereinced, better at what you do, and more professional.

    Is this true, certainly not, but for the potential customers driving by this is their perception.

    Remember image is everything.

    Of course none of this applies to word of mouth advertising and referrals.

  9. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    Their is an old saying to a thought like this: "If you can't be professional you can atleast look it"
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I honestly think I'm seeing smaller trailers around here (nwpa) smaller trailers= no inspections, less reg. fees, less maintenance, easier to maneuver around etc. But less room, less "head turning ability", well if those are the only two down falls I think I'll stick with my 6.5x12. Its tight but...it fits all of my needs for now. I think if you have a couple of z turns then I don't think you have much of a choice other than a bigger trailer. But I really dont think it helps you get any more jobs. On the other hand I think pulling around a collapsible 4x8 Harbor Freight trailer or wooden home made trailer does you any favors either.

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