D.O.T. tape for safety's sake

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captken, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Any one else use it? I think having it on the trailer increases safety, especially after dark, [finishing up the day]

    Use cones and the tape, plus yellow/black non-skid strips...hope this prevents a motorist from loading himself up....with the ramp down.

  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    really stands out at intersections at night when approaching cars headlights pick it out.

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  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Musta got a roll cheap, huh?

    Cant be too safe.

    People must need their shades at night whey they pass next to you!
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Thats right, JOB #1 IS ALWAYS TO BE SAFE!.

    Looks good, I think its a good idea to put on the gate but thats all I would do. I would just put the flashers on when you get out of the truck. It lights up the front and back of your truck as well as the trailer. Its cheaper and very effective.
  5. jbt

    jbt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Great stuff!!! can find it at a good price on ebay
  6. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i know my dad company (i believe) pays $100-200 a roll :(
    but i have it on the back of my gate
  7. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I always place the bright orange cones all around the trailer, never can be too safe.
  8. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I have on the inside top part of my gate so as to see it when the gate is down. It can be seen by oncoming drivers. I also set a cone up if I will be a while with the gate down.

  9. Grass-Eater

    Grass-Eater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    If i hit your trailer i would write the ticket myself did you use the whole roll on your trailer :D but your sure are safe
  10. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Might not be a bad idea to put a strip across the back of the "Z' if a job requires us to mow along roadway shoulders or other high traffic areas. We sometimes kick up enough dust that we are hard to see.

    Jim......aka The Captain

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