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Signage for back of trailer

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Hotty Toddy, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I want a large sign to put on the back of my trailer, on the mesh drop-down ramp that would be visible when the ramp is up.

    What kind of sign is best? Aluminum? Are the attached with a grommet and some type of tie?

    HT
     
  2. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    Mine is aluminum. Not sure what thickness. My buddy is a graphic designer. I told him what I wanted and he did the rest. I attached it with self tapping metal screws.


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    Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    That’s sharp looking, man!
     
  4. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,898

    I've never seen a green trailer before looks good with that sign and it really stands out!
     
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  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,305

    My long-term experience is that after a year or so of use the hardware starts to pull through the aluminum. 4 years of running a sign and I got no calls from it but lots of hassles.
     
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  7. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    I have a 6x12 trailer with a thinner gauge aluminum sign on it than what’s on the 18’ tandem trailer. Been running it for 6 years and haven’t had any issues. The 18’ tandem has had that sign on it for 2 years, no issues.

    He gave me the specs and run down on everything(metal, vinyl, coating, etc.) in the beginning. The 6x12 trailer sign is rated to last 8-10 years. The 7x18 trailer sign is rated for 12-15 years. Thickness, coating and vinyl type all factor into the longevity of the sign. Pre drilling your holes also helps. I always go a size(1/16) smaller with the bit than the size of the screw.

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  8. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    Thanks! I hadn’t seen a green trailer either until I stopped in to buy this one. I’m sure there are a bunch out there but not around here, yet.
     
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  9. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,137

    One season with an alumi core sign and all places where it was bolted have craked or broken completely off. Almost $1000 spent on the sign. Only One call and job received that I know of due to it and that was within the first week of having it on the trailer ramp.
     
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  10. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    $1000? I paid $165 for the one on my 7x18 and I think it was around $130 for the one on my 6x12.

    I’ll talk to my buddy in the next couple days and let y’all know the stuff he uses.
     
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