Changing to Enclosed Trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JimLewis, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    We are making a change over to Enclosed Trailers for our landscape maintenance crews. Over the next 6 months I'll have them all switched over to these new trailers to replace the open trailers we've been using for so many years. Here is a photo of the old trailer this crew was using (below). This was our oldest and ugliest trailer. So it gets replaced first;


  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    And here's the new look (below). What do you all think?



  3. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Jax, FL
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    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    looks a lot more profssional
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I have been putting some serious thought into switching from an open trailer to an enclosed trailer soon. I think it looks much cleaner since no one will see the equipment. It also is great for advertising.
  6. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    Much more professional looking!!

    What size is the new enclosed trailer, and what are you running for mowers?
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,185

    We basically use that same trailer but I think ours has more head room. The only problem we had is we basically overloaded the axle and it pulled loose from the frame and we had to do some big time braces on it. We carry two 36" units and one 21" unit.
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,866

    It's a 6' x 10' trailer.

    We just carry the stuff you see in that first photo, 2 Honda 21"s, 2 backpack sprayers, 1 backpack blower, 1 small 6' ladder, and a few rakes and shovels and bote's (barrels).
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    looks very professional
  10. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    That looks really good Jim!

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