New signs on trailer--need some opinions

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


    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    i would take the line out under 918 lawn and just make it bigger
  2. John Deere Mann

    John Deere Mann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Well at least no one can reach and steal anything.
  3. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    My wife thought the same thing. That is probably going to happen.
  4. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I didn't originally plan on making the sides that tall. I finally decided they had to be 3' or I just wouldn't have enough surface to mount a big enough sign on the sides. At 36" total from the floor, I only have 24" from the top of the angle iron rail.
    I went with untreated 1x6's instead of 2x6's for weight reduction. Then treated with Advanced Thompson's Water Seal with the honey colored stain in it.

    Only ended up adding 260lbs to it (I weighed each section before installing).

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i would also increase the size of you busisness name as others mentioned
  6. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    I like it, but the grass seems a little bright
  7. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    If they want to call right then while it fresh on there mind, how will it come out someone dialing on blackberry or something similar? just a thought .
  8. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    That seems like a simple question, but I'm not following you.

    how will it come out????

    It is just a regular 888 toll free number. They would just have to spell out LAWN on their phone like any other.

    I've never had a Blackberry. I went from a Razor to an iPhone.
    Do Blackberry's have some sort of different dialing method than a regular phone? I've never even messed with one so I have no clue.
  9. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I'm pretty sure it won't be that bright on the finished product. That is photoshoped onto my trailer.
    Since the trailer is out in the sun and the artwork was downloaded off the internet and modified, it is going to show up completely different.
    I wish I was better with Photoshop. I love the program but there is waaaaay too much to learn. I don't have the time.
  10. trainerboy

    trainerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    By increasing the size of the name, I'm assuming you mean the number (because that is the name)

    I have already decided it needs to stretched out a little more. The scale of that picture would be a 2'x4' sign on the side of a 14' trailer. I will probably stretch that to 2'x6', making the number bigger.

    I was going for the "1-800-CONTACTS" type approach. This way if they remember the phone number they remember the name. Everyone around here knows me. I didn't feel like I had to plaster my name all over the trailer. But I DO want them to know how to reach me.


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