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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mr.Lawn, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Mr.Lawn

    Mr.Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 93

    When you folks purchased your trailers, do you have the wood decking or not???? Any pro or cons???? Thanks

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    I have a metal deck and a wood deck...depends on what your hauling ...but I think the wood deck is better IMO
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I have a 5x10 with a metal mesh floor that we use for mowing on smaller jobs, it has tilt bed and light weight good for mowing but thats about it. I also have 6x16 tandem axle with wood deck for the bigger jobs. I prefer wood for two reasons , easy cleanup & maintnance and replacement.
  4. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I've got two with wood decks. I've just replaced the wood on my 16' after who knows how much abuse. I like the wood because I'm always dropping something:hammerhead: , like a nut, screw or a bolt. The solid deck saves me from crawling under to retrieve it, (if I can even find what I dropped). It's more versatile. You can haul stone, mulch and stuff like that easier. Easier to install "D-rings" for tie downs. Granted, the wood decks are heavier than the expanded metal decks, but I think they are best.

    As has been said before.....get as big as you can afford and can store. Trailers like some other things, seem to shrink :laugh: with age and use.

    The Captain
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Wood automaticly comes with most larger trailers. Although it did not effect my purchase that both my trailers are steel, it sucks when the floor dips and tears.

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