Truck/Trailer Appearance

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by newguy123, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,397

    I'm going to have to slow down a little when posting......I meant to say my truck was a '99....not an '09. And meant "were" not "where".
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    Stan, that truck is a 99 as well, I bought it new and it served me well. Those are american raceing wheels, the tandem trailer wears them to match.(gonna have to change them now) I've always run a red truck/red trailer combo, sorta my MO. Here's the new lawnmobile, my 5th red F150.

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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    IMOP You just can't go wrong with a Ford, my dad had them, It's all I've owned and most likely will own.
  4. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    10. Unless you are in your first couple of years.
    Look at big name companies in your area and take notice of how they carry themselves.
    OR ~ Does the cable company come rolling up in a rusty van?
    So you should ask yourself ~ How can I make my company look more professional? Brand your company name is one thing, but when you show up with a rusted out truck customers take notice.
  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,397

    Good looking truck!
    I'm a Ford guy when it comes to trucks. I kept a 1970 F100 Ranger (blk/ grey int) for 23 years. I bought it in 1980 and restored it. I put all late model disc brakes, rack and pinion power steering, and FMX auto tranny, factory AC, nice custom interior, nice stereo, etc etc. It drove like a new truck and i ended up restoring it 2 more times. I ended up selling it it 2003 for 12,500... it was nice.
    Anyway, I'm with you on the Ford trucks...can't beat'em in my book!
  6. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    What it all boils down to is price. If you have junk but the lawn looks good when u r done, the cheapest price gets the job. So bid your asses off boys and undercut the other guy by a dollar. As a rule, the bigger the house, the cheaper the customer. They are usually clueless when it comes to the value of physical work and would like you to work for nothing if you are foolish enough to do it. Go into a more modest neighborhood and you will find less flak about prices.
  7. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    Interesting point...have you found this to be true through experience?

  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Every spring my mowers get cleaned up.
    My trailer which I hope to replace sometime this season, will have the wood floor and sides restained and the metal frame repainted Hunter green with a brush.

    When you pull up to old or new clients you need to look good to create a favorable impression that your equipment is kept in good shape because it creates the impression that you and your equipment are dependable.

    Also wax my Jeep as well.
  9. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    Wow! That thing looks great! If u wanted to sell it, it would sell instantly.
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  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    You must be one of those lowballing cut boys, no selling ability.

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