New signs on trailer--need some opinions

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by trainerboy, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    This is my trailer (72"X14') with the sign set-up I'm planning on. I haven't pulled the trigger on this yet. This is just a picture of my trailer with the other junk photoshopped in.

    The grass graphics on either side of the sign will be mounted to thin sheets of Plexiglas. The grass graphics below the number is actually on the sign, which will be on a sheet of that new composite aluminum.

    Of course there will be a slightly larger and square version of the sign on the back of the ramp, but I don't think I will continue the grass theme on the ramp. Only the grass that is on the bottom of the sign itself.

    Be honest and tell me what you think. Nothing is in stone and my feelings don't have feelings.:drinkup:

    Trailer with with finished sides.jpg
  2. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I would display the name just as much as the phone number. Other then that, I like it.
  3. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I like the grass look.. I don't think I like the all the boards so high. I like to show my equipment off a little. Maybe make the number long ways above the grass (if you know what I mean) and have the gate have all the big explosive signage. The boards would be good if you were hauling some kind of debris. My opinion.. good luck
  4. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    The phone number is the name, sort of like 1-800-contacts is the name and the number. The main thing I want people to remember is the 918-Lawn.

    Here is my thought process behind this...
    I live in a fairly small town of about 12,000. Everybody (and their dog) knows me since I was born and raised here. 918 is our area code, so the only thing they need to really remember is "LAWN".

    The actual name of the lawn service is 918-LAWN.
    That isn't in concrete though. I've been kicking around the thought of an actual name.
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  5. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    The boards look pretty tall in the pic, but they are only 36" high. You can still see the equipment pretty good. The mower I have is only a few months old and still looks new and shiny. However, Bobcat Predator Pros aren't near as "flashy" as some brand new mowers are. I know what you mean though. I'm a little the same way. The boards will help out a lot when I'm hauling leaves.

    Thanks for the input...keep it coming guys.
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  6. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I've researched this to death. A sign like this has about 3 seconds to do 3 things.
    * Get there attention
    * Relay the message
    * Get them to remember it

    When people are driving by my trailer they may have 5 seconds to do this. If the trailer and the customer are both driving, 3 seconds is the max. I thought about what the ABSOLUTE most important thing was that I wanted that person to remember when they saw my trailer.
    Hands down... I want them to remember the phone number.

    Everybody in this town pretty much knows who I am, but they don't all know how to reach me.
  7. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    I like the grass been looking for that kinda thing to finish my trailer.
    At first it looks like the side on this side is not even there !!!Grass on the rail and the sign is on inside of the other rail LOL. PS I have not had my coffee yet . But I like it.
  8. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    LOL!! Yeah, it sort of does look like that.
    My photoshopping skills have a lot to be desired. The finished product should look a whole lot better. I just couldn't resist seeing what it would look like. After all, Adobe Photoshop isn't cheap. I need to get some use out of it.

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  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    I like it...
  10. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    Bump to the top!!!
    I need some more input. I'm probably going to pull the trigger on this with my sign guy tomorrow.
    If anybody has any constructive or destructive criticism speak up.

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