Trailer & reading materials

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Creter, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Creter

    Creter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I was curious to know what you all thought would be a good trailer for me. Here's what I would like it able to do.

    • Work with a 1/2 ton Pickup.
    • Haul in mulch and rock to jobs
    • Export spoils, broken concrete for my smaller concrete jobs & trimmings
    • Long enough to haul at least 12 foot lumber (preferably 14)
    • Be sturdy enough to haul a few smaller pieces of equipment.
    • Dump preferred but purely optional.

    I'd appreciate your thoughts and recommendations as there are numerous styles, brands, size and cost of trailers.

    Also, is there some good books out there to read for our field/profession. What gets you guys' attention?


  2. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    as far as the trailer I am not much help but check out turf magazine if you have not already
  3. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Deffinitly get a dual axle trailer - they tow a lot better and bounce around a lot less than the single axle trailers.

    I have an easy dumper. they are really nice. Try and find the lowest one possible. the higher ones are someitmes tough to load. they come in a lot of different sizes.

    There are also walking floor trailers. you might want to look into those. I dont have any experience with them, but judging by the ads, they look nice.
  4. Creter

    Creter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    OK, thanks guys.

    What reading material out there do you guys like?

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