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Open trailer/rain/equipment???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rootytalbot, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I used to always leave my stuff out all the time but I didnt have as much luck as you guys. I was having a good amount of problems from it. All cables and such were seizing up and equipment was starting to fade, vinyl seats crack and split much easier.. etc. this was a couple years ago and since then I havent let them stay out and I havent had any of those problems.
  2. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    The van idea for a small area rig worked for me when all I had was a 21, trimmer, blower. But I was driving a Dodge Caravan (RIP). They sit really low at the sides. I could pop the front of the mower up and set the wheels on the van floor at one of the side doors, then fairly effortlessly lift and roll the mower into the van. A Honda HR 216 commercial mower that weighs about 120 lbs (and leaves stragglers here and there) would fit easily from side to side.
  3. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    No, all the handicap stuff was removed when it was used for inmates. I took all the seats out but the two front buckets and the one bench seat. I can carry 5 peps and I still have 10" behind the seat for my equipment.
  4. 01thump

    01thump LawnSite Member
    from orlando
    Messages: 200

    All my stuff gets water proof bags on them seems to work just fine.[​IMG]
  5. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    i leave mine on the trailer all the time, but then again the truck and trailer get backed in the shop all the time... but before i had that luxury i left them all on the racks and mowers on the trailer. Started having water issues in my hydros. I would at least cover things at night. It is a big plus to have everything on the trailer when you get there in the morning.
  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I must be doing it wrong
    I guess I care to much about my stuff. So I unload each night or if shop is open I'll pull truck trailer in.
    Only takes less then 15 mins to load or unload.
  7. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    not sure about your operation but if you have an employee or two then the half hour a day adds up to 2.5-3 hours a week and that doesnt seem like much but im cheap and that will add up. and its annoying haha i did it for 3 years
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  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,518

    All equipment is unloaded daily and stored in the garage. Takes 10 minutes max. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing everything is inside, dry and less likely to be stolen. A kid around the corner from me had several items stolen from his trailer. Was not secured though.
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    3 hrs = to what 30 bucks that's cheaper then getting something stolen or a rusted throttle cable
    I sharpen blades daily . You cant do that on the trailer.

    Even you don't get something stolen someone might want put sugar in your tank and give you a lot trouble. I learned just tonite that a LCO had that done to him few days ago. He leaves his stuff on a trailer.
  10. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    You sharpen your blades daily?
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