mulch and your lawn trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by plantzpropertymanagement, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    just wondering if you guys use your lawn trailer to get mulch or do you have a seperate one. ive also heard some guys just use the bagged mulch but i dont know about all that
  2. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    the reason im asking is because i have sides on my trailer now there like 4ft but i want to take them off so i can install all my racks and stuff but if install all this stuff i dont know about using it for mulch and i wont have sides anymore.
  3. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    You could still use the trailer for mulch without the 4' sides, just not be able to fit quite as much. It really just depends, if you do a lot of mulching and make a good amount of profit from it id think it would be a good investment to get another trailer, maybe a 6x12 with 4' sides or something similar. Good luck to you.
  4. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    thanks yeah i was thinking the same thing
  5. Precision Lawns

    Precision Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    We use our lawn trailer for mulch (along with the beds of our trucks), but only because we have to. If we had the money right now to buy a trailer dedicated solely to mulch and could put 4' sides on it, that would be great - fewer trips to and from the mulch center!
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    16 ft. and 14 ft. dump trailers. Personally, i think keeping your lawn equip. and your landscape equip. seperate. Price will always determine what you use. Good Luck.
  7. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Took the rails off my 6x12 and used the pockets to build these sides. Used it for a whole month doing mulch jobs everyday before the bolts started tearing out and the wood was cracking... cost about $75 in wood! I could haul 8-10 yards of mulch depending on weight. Of course we had to SHOVEL it all out, which sucked. But thankfully this year I have a dump truck!

  8. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    i have used the same trailer until this year...i jst picked up a trailer from a customer of mine for free all i had to do was pay for tittle tags and plates....but i just put a tarp down on my 6x10 and then i cld get 2yrds on there and one in the back of my s10
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I would use my equipment trailer for mulch but couple of years ago I bought an trailer made from a pickup box for $100 and now I use it for mulch, rock, brush, trash, etc.... Since it's higher it is a bit easier to unload, and I don't have to unload the equipment. I usually don't need more than a few yards at a time so it works good for me.
  10. Rich's LS

    Rich's LS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I bought a 7x14 dump for mulch and to haul away yard waste etc... I got tired of unloading it in the summer. I have saved so much time and fees by having this trailer.. This was my 2nd trailer I bought and I wouldn't take anything for it.. I can hold 20 yards of Mini Pine bark.

    Buy a dump trailer

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