Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by harperservices, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. harperservices

    harperservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I have a Chev Suburban and a 8 foot by 5 trailer. How in the Heck do you guys get in out of small cul-de-sacs?

    I have many account calling and they say no one every comes down their street to do business.

    Now I see why!

    Help with advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!:blob2:
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Where there's a will.. there's a way.

    I have one street I have to back down a couple hundred yards. No biggie..

    Their grass and money.. is just green :)
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Simple,......Back up!

    But there are no cul-de-sac's that I cant turn around in. I have a Extended Cab Long bed pickup with a 16' trailer. Suburbans turn even tighter!???
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    That not that long....must be micro cul-de-sacs! I have a Ford crew cab long bed with a 16' trailer and turn it around in one of the smallest one's around. If a car is parked in it I'm screwed and must back in.:angry:
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    A cul-de-sac has a loop at the end correct? Hug the outside curb and wind your way out.

    I do one street, maybe 1000 feet long, just stops at a barrier. The municipal plow trucks, trash collection, oil delivery etc all must back all the way down the street lest they be boxed in like a turtle's winkey. As long as there are not too many cars parked on either side I can usually back in a driveway to turn around. Otherwise its back it all the way out. Takes a little time but the aggravation is reflected in the price.
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Pull in, run over the lawns and give a price to fix it, just blame on the guy who just left. LOL
  7. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    One of these on a cab over!!!

  8. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    another brand

  9. Bladewielder

    Bladewielder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I agree with KirbysLawn...must be a pretty small cul-de-sac. I drive an '85 Chevy 3/4 ton reg. cab long bed and pull a 16' trailer. This model truck does not have a very tight turning radius (which might be your problem) so I installed a receiver hitch for the trailer. If you don't already have one go get one. I recommend a class III or class IV. You will be amazed at how much more sharply you can turn around while towing. This will enable you to turn more sharply before jack-knifing. If that does not solve your problem back down the street. (Hint: longer trailers back easier.)
  10. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    i agree there are some loops that i cannot just round the corner. i drive an f-250 ext. cab with 16 ft. trailer and usually there is a home directly at the end of the loop, pull in that drive and back out into another driveway, straighten up and pull out that simple.
    if that wont work then just back all the way in, have someone block traffic if need be

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