Trucks/Trailers 1 or 2

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by J.R. Services, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Here's my situation, I'm going to be running a 3-4man crew with kubota zd331 (92" long) kubota zg227 (approx 84" long) and a 54" or 60" walkbehind that will only be needed on steep slopes about 2 locations. And right now i have a 20' 12k equipment trailer (would rather not pull that around town all day) and a 12' landscape trailer. So option #1 sell both and buy a gooseneck equipment trailer and a 20' landscape trailer option#2 keep both and buy a 16' landscape to haul 2 zturns and then if i need the walk behind and another zturn ill just put them on the 12' trailer and run 2 rigs. Any thoughts
     
  2. RBatten

    RBatten LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 101

    Buy a used NPR with a 20' box, or even a 24' box. No trailers to pull around unless you have a large cleanup with tons of debris. I bought a 16' and can park my 36" wright side by side with my 52" scag. Very nice and everything is secure.
     
  3. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    A friend of mine has a 90 something international 4300 with a 24 box for 3500 and no cdls, but it only seats 2 people
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  4. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    For a four man crew this would be perfect.

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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Im thinking of going to npr setup!
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I have a Nissan that carries three guys, 16 foot bed. I took a landscape trailer and had the wheels cut and mounted on the back of the chassis. Thats an idea if you got an open trailer you like, cuts the cost down as well. There are pictures of it here if you are interested.
     
  7. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I really would rather not, buy another truck at the moment, although those things are very nifty, I'm just trying to weigh the options I have now
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  8. Cajun Cleanin'

    Cajun Cleanin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Two 12 ft trailers wont cut it?Split it in half and go for it.Or you could set up one trailer heavy and one for lighter smaller yards.
     
  9. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Could you just split up into 2 crews? Four people on one job site can be pretty inefficient unless you are mowing large areas or have many jobs at each stop.
     
  10. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Were mowing 15 parks that range from .5ac to 20acre
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