here are a few more. I want to mount the rack but i dont know where to mount them. Any ideas with trailer set-ups would be great
i dont think i have to modify anything at all. I just ordered the green touch 4 trimmer trailer racks, and theni think i may get a 2 trimmer rack for an extended reach hegder and pole saw. I really wanted to get a front landscape box but they put the side gate so far up. there isnt any way to do it. What do you guys think about putting the trimmer racks onthe front? i never have done it before but i might try it this time with the trailer racks only having to be unlocked from one side of the trailer.As long as it fits the bill for your needs, that's really all that matters. I hope you don't have to modify. The setup looks really good.
good deal. just my insight. if you get a sure trac, make sure you get a squar tube top upper rail, or full tube construction because the angle iron on anything over 16 ft doenst hold up with 100lb's plus on the trailer rails*** driving down the road.The dealer near me is Holland Trailer, haven't been there before and didn't even know one existed until I looked. If I do end up ordering me a trailer, I will make sure to save myself money if I can.
how do you add 18" to the trailer ramp after it already is powdercoated, do you take the whole ramp off, weld an extension piece on, powdercoat the whole thing again and put it back on?I totally agree with Grassman. The setup looks very nice, but be careful. We had a similar trailer and had to add 18" to one of the ramps and 12" to the other.
There is a leveling kit and a 3" body lift. i might be getting a 3" suspsension too but im not sure that would be good. Im going to get a dana 66 frotn axle and heavy duty suspension to put a plow on the front. Im just worried about the frame. Either that of a F-250 or Dodge 2500hey man is there a leveling kit on ur truck? and the trailer looks great, truck does too.
the way i see it, if i plow with my truck. I would rather get a solid front axle instead of IFS. If i want to replace everything in the IFS (ball joints, and everything) it would run me around 900 dollars. If i want to repalce the whole front end with solid front axle, it would run around 1100 dollars. I would rather not have to repalce evertything i have with the same thing and prevent any damage from happening, i would rather beef up everything in the front have a soild front end that will hold up like a 2500-3500. Increase payload and maybe put a western midweigh 8ft or a v plow. its all talk now, but when next year come around, hopefullyi will be running two crews and have my car and a small like f-450 dumpyou can plow with a 1/2 ton truck...... they'll do a 7.5 -8ft streight blade no prob with nothing but stiffer springs or timbrins up front, i'm gunna push my 1500chev with a 8.2 boss v for next winter, its a little heave, but i've seen people that have put a lot heavier still
i have no idea and i didnt know you could put e-trac on an open trailer. I dont know if i want to do e-trac(if i can) on my open trailer because when i do mulch, wont the mulch get stuck? i would have to put plywood over the whole deck, and i guess it would save my trailer wood a lot of wear n tear on the wood but its just a very unefficient way of doing things. Also, do you guys use any stain on the decks of your trailer. I have the pressure treated 2"x6"x16' and i would like it to last a lot longer than normal wear.New trailer looks good man! I didnt think the ramps looked too short at all, most trailer builders nowadays know that you are loading mowers and they make the ramps according to that. Especially with the side load trailers, most good builders wont build them too short.
What kinda straps, e trac, or what ya doing to keep the mowers in place?
if i put the e-trac system down on my trailer. when i fill it up with mulch or top soil, i would have to lay ply wood over my whole trailer to make sure nothing ruined or got inside the e-trac system. My trailer is only sitting outside when its at a customers house. it will always be in my garage or my girlfriends dad's second house's garage across the street from themI would put some kinda stain/protector on there if its sitting outside. I could tell ya what to use for enclosed trailers but no experience there with open trailers.
What are you talkin about having to put plywood down over the whole thing?
it cost 2650 with everything. Plus tax, title, and plates. Which ran another 300. So it was around 3000 all said and doneHey delonglandscaping how much did that trailer run you? I'm also looking for a trailer similar to that
Yea the truck came out great but there is still alot to do with it. I was all setup this year to buy a pre-season Western Mid-weight 7'6 for a steal of 4200 dollars at this car dealership in pontiac, and my dad went to the insurance agent and it cost 1500 dollars to get insurance on my truck because AAA doesn't sell plowing insurance. So that blows, but instead i got the 45" snow blower and save my self 3,500 dollars for the price of the trailer so it worked out pretty good. What i have left to do with the truck, is to paint the moldings and upper front bumper just like the flares. Also, i am going to get behind the grille fog lights, and hopefully after i wear down these tires a bit, i will get 35" tires which will complete the truck. I just dont have 1500+ to spend on tires right now (not making a cent without any snow) so when the season starts i will prob purchase those in around july.Pics look good man, Ive been waiting to see that truck, looks pretty sick, now you need some bigger tires. I'd look into something smaller for the dodge as far as plows go. I know a guy that plows with a truck almost identical to yours with a 7' 6" western on it I believe. He said it does just fine, he does a bunch of resi's and some smaller lots. There is plenty of lighter weight plows on the market that are suited for smaller trucks. I'd look into it before you upgrade trucks, it might be worth it. You don't need or want anything big for residentials, if that's what your plowing. Just a thought. New trailer looks good too.
thanks man, good to hear you like. Here are some more pictures of the garage with the trailer in it. IT BARELY FITSSweet trailer
one word.. AMAZING. I have cut with the ultra cut deck when my mower was in the shop getting fixed. The ultra cut deck is so light (which is a plus) but it doesnt discharge the clippings good enough. With my triton deck i can have a mulch kit on, cut 10" of grass, and it looks like i just took a 1/2" off. It works great and i would buy another one in a heart beat.looks good man, how does the triton deck do in MI?