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justin_time
09-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Maybe getting a new trailer. I checked with my dealer if I can get approved for credit and I got approved through GE Money so yeah

This trailer was custome built by a company that makes trailers. J.D.J Trailers is the name, some might know them

I got myself a 6' wide x 12' long with a 4' ramp on the right hand side.

Little's
09-27-2008, 07:55 PM
Congrats on getting a new trailer. I also have a 6' x 12' that I built from a camp trailer frame (but you would never know). 6x12 is a great size, not too big, not too small.

quickcleanlawn
09-28-2008, 09:49 AM
yeah thats good, post some pic when you get it it Justin.

pnplawn
10-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Maybe getting a new trailer. I checked with my dealer if I can get approved for credit and I got approved through GE Money so yeah

This trailer was custome built by a company that makes trailers. J.D.J Trailers is the name, some might know them

I got myself a 6' wide x 12' long with a 4' ramp on the right hand side.

6x12 4 ramp? You had to get credit for that? Also You should of gotten enclosed 16ft or open trailer that was 16ft. You will find out soon that the 12ft is going to be to small.......:eek:

I just bought a 24ft enclosed for $3000.00 cash. I will attached photos. I turned it into a race trailer with 4000,00 watt diesel generator attached on the front. Should of looked on craiglist not bought a new one..

justin_time
10-02-2008, 01:11 PM
6x12 4 ramp? You had to get credit for that? Also You should of gotten enclosed 16ft or open trailer that was 16ft. You will find out soon that the 12ft is going to be to small.......:eek:

I just bought a 24ft enclosed for $3000.00 cash. I will attached photos. I turned it into a race trailer with 4000,00 watt diesel generator attached on the front. Should of looked on craiglist not bought a new one..

Not to confuse anybody but the trailer is what I need for now. I do not have a big truck

My back tailgate is 5 ft and I got a 4 ft ramp built on the right hand side of the trailer.

I will get a picture for you guys soon

pnplawn
10-02-2008, 01:25 PM
Not to confuse anybody but the trailer is what I need for now. I do not have a big truck

My back tailgate is 5 ft and I got a 4 ft ramp built on the right hand side of the trailer.

I will get a picture for you guys soon

10-4 I understand, I just could not understand why you were getting such a small trailer.

Steve
10-02-2008, 01:46 PM
Nice trailer Rodman!

What do you like or dislike about the one you got? Any suggestions on what to look for in a trailer that size?


Justin, looking forwards to seeing your pics too.

justin_time
10-02-2008, 09:44 PM
Nice trailer Rodman!

What do you like or dislike about the one you got? Any suggestions on what to look for in a trailer that size?


Justin, looking forwards to seeing your pics too.

Yeah well hopefully all my clients will send me their cheques next week. I sent my last bills for the year since I'm officially done grass cutting tomorrow so yeah.

I was looking at the money owed and I can surely pay for that trailer no problem. But I will keep that 5000$ credit at my dealer. Will probably get a snowblower with that.

I will get trailer pics tomorrow.

I can't wait to have that trailer... I had custom ordered it with a side ramp on the right hand side...

Little's
10-02-2008, 09:58 PM
I went round and round about getting or building the right size trailer, and after I used my old trailer for about 2 years, I decided on a 6x12. Also, if you do any tree trimming or brush hauling, an enclosed trailer would be useless. I pile my trailer 10 ft high at times, and couldnt do it with an enclosed. But the added security of an enclosed is a big plus.

Its important to figure out what you will be using the trailer for the majority of your work, before you decide on a size. Getting a big trailer just for the sake of having a big trailer can be an added expense for things such as registration, tires, brakes, and GAS.

Who was it not too long ago on the forum told his story of wanting a dump trailer badly and spending a bunch of money to finally buy one, only to regret it shortly after and selling it for a $5000 loss.

If you use this trailer for a year or two, then decide that you still want something bigger, then you can get it then without feeling like you lost a bunch of money.

Be sure to put up some pictures after you get it!

Steve
10-03-2008, 01:59 PM
How about this for an idea. A trailer that you can lift the top off with a jack and drive away with a flatbed! I wonder if that would be a big seller or not.

Steve
10-03-2008, 04:41 PM
Here you go how about something like this.

Step 1. The trailer is in it's closed position and acts as a normal enclosed trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-closed-step1.jpg

Step 2. Jacks at the four corners lift the enclosed assembly upward and you drive the bottom part of the trailer forwards to gain access to an open trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-middle-step.jpg

Step 3. You now can load your trailer with all the debris you need to with your open trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-open.jpg

justin_time
10-03-2008, 04:43 PM
Here you go how about something like this.

Step 1. The trailer is in it's closed position and acts as a normal enclosed trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-closed-step1.jpg

Step 2. Jacks at the four corners lift the enclosed assembly upward and you drive the bottom part of the trailer forwards to gain access to an open trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-middle-step.jpg

Step 3. You now can load your trailer with all the debris you need to with your open trailer.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/multi-use-lanscape-trailer-open.jpg


I think you should make a blue print and build this thing and patent it

R&B Enterprise
10-03-2008, 09:27 PM
I think you should make a blue print and build this thing and patent it

Justin
Been waiting for your trailer picture's, must be gullable tonight thought that was your new trailer. (shame on me for thinking first with out looking) looked at it 3 times before i realized it was fake. good concept though.not sure if it will take off in the market.

also read that today is the last day for the season. i will be finished up on 15 Oct. been getting a run on sprinkler blow outs. news also said there might be 48" of snow in the mountains west of the contenental divide. Snow is a coming.

Rob

justin_time
10-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Justin
Been waiting for your trailer picture's, must be gullable tonight thought that was your new trailer. (shame on me for thinking first with out looking) looked at it 3 times before i realized it was fake. good concept though.not sure if it will take off in the market.

also read that today is the last day for the season. i will be finished up on 15 Oct. been getting a run on sprinkler blow outs. news also said there might be 48" of snow in the mountains west of the contenental divide. Snow is a coming.

Rob

I'll go take pictures for you guys tomorrow. I am waiting for my paychecks to come in so I can officially own it.

Little's
10-04-2008, 11:26 AM
Wow, good concept Steve. I have seen the landscaping trailers that are all expanded metal that has the roof open in the middle, and folds all the way around to lay flush with the sides. Then at the end of the day, they can fold them up and over, lock them, and not have to worry so much about their stuff getting stolen.

justin_time
10-04-2008, 03:39 PM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/DSC02373.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/DSC02375.jpg

Now I want to get myself a trimmer rack and put on that right side next to the ramp. Get some letters done for my logo and slap it on my trailer... Get some Stihl, Husqvarna stickers to show the equipment that I use

justin_time
10-04-2008, 04:43 PM
Everybody wanted pictures of my trailer and now their up and NO COMMENTS YET ? What's a matter with you guys hahahah

Steve
10-04-2008, 07:57 PM
I really like that side gate! I don't think I have seen a trailer that size with a gate like that! Have you used it yet? How does it work getting in and out on the side like that? Do you like it more than the back?

Little's
10-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Very Nice! Built well as I can tell from the pictures. Looks like you got yourself a good one.

justin_time
10-05-2008, 01:46 PM
Very Nice! Built well as I can tell from the pictures. Looks like you got yourself a good one.

Yeah it's really built well, compared to my original one that I had. The original one that I had was a piece of junk from the start. You would push on one corner of the trailer and everything would move :o

I really like that side gate! I don't think I have seen a trailer that size with a gate like that! Have you used it yet? How does it work getting in and out on the side like that? Do you like it more than the back?

It's actually not my trailer yet since the dealer has to pay for it if it leaves the yard so yeah, I left it there for now until I have collected my customer payment from August/September then that trailer is gonna be mine

I ordered that trailer with that side ramp. I saw this from the millionaire's trailer in town.. he has 2 side ramp trailers.

Steve
10-05-2008, 02:21 PM
Well I can't wait to hear your reaction on using the side ramps! I like the concept a lot.

R&B Enterprise
10-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Everybody wanted pictures of my trailer and now their up and NO COMMENTS YET ? What's a matter with you guys hahahah

They are jealous and so am i, nice trailer, i can see the New ZTR you are getting sitting on the back and the push mowers on the side ramp. what make that trailer convenient, when you pull up to the job site and need the push mowers all you have to do is drop the side ramp and start mowing, instead of moving equipment around.

Rob

justin_time
10-06-2008, 12:20 PM
They are jealous and so am i, nice trailer, i can see the New ZTR you are getting sitting on the back and the push mowers on the side ramp. what make that trailer convenient, when you pull up to the job site and need the push mowers all you have to do is drop the side ramp and start mowing, instead of moving equipment around.

Rob

Yup, that's why I got it custom ordered just for that. The ramp is on the right side, so all I have to do is pull up to the curb and just do my job with the side ramp.. don't even have to touch the back (if i have small lawns of course)

http://www.jdjtrailers.com/ - Website to the company that makes the trailers, they got a big name out there now. Their tough, and they don't rust

justin_time
10-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Here's a picture of my original trailer.

I should take an exact picture with the same shirt with the new trailer haha

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/pic9.jpg

quickcleanlawn
10-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Thats a nice trailer justin.
I think its time for me to get a new one too.that side ramps a great idea too.
what about trimmer racks, and such ?

justin_time
10-07-2008, 06:40 PM
Thats a nice trailer justin.
I think its time for me to get a new one too.that side ramps a great idea too.
what about trimmer racks, and such ?

I plan to get a trimmer rack installed next to the side ramp so that everything is on the right hand side/curb. I plan to get the Xtreme racks from http://www.trailerracks.com/

They look like awesome racks, and get myself a line spool rack for my 3lb roll of line

justin_time
10-07-2008, 10:25 PM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/trimmer.gif

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/XD105_1.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/XB103_Full.jpg

All these different racks at http://www.greentouch.com

justin_time
10-08-2008, 06:24 PM
Anybody get experience on how to get sponsors to put a sign/logo on your trailers/equipment for free ?

I so want to do this, but I'm sure they will try to sell me the stickers

Any toughts ?

R&B Enterprise
10-08-2008, 11:45 PM
Anybody get experience on how to get sponsors to put a sign/logo on your trailers/equipment for free ?

I so want to do this, but I'm sure they will try to sell me the stickers

Any toughts ?

Justin
i have put a lot of thought in to this, but not done it yet, i have a 24ft long cargo trailer, that i plan to sell 4ft x4ft space on the sides of the trailer along the front 1/3 and rear 1/3 the middle and the tail gate are mine (Prime Areas). first i will put a sign in the area's that are for rent "advertise your company here call xxx-xxx) then i would go to some business are ask if they are interested in getting there name around town for x $$ a month,also tell them that their business will be in front of 1000s of potential customers 5 days a week 8 hrs a day. In the contract state they provide the lettering. Also your lettering should be bigger so your company stands out. you could put 4x4(or what ever size you deem fit) metal panels that are removable, that way you can still work while the signs are being prep.


Rob

justin_time
10-09-2008, 04:56 PM
Justin
i have put a lot of thought in to this, but not done it yet, i have a 24ft long cargo trailer, that i plan to sell 4ft x4ft space on the sides of the trailer along the front 1/3 and rear 1/3 the middle and the tail gate are mine (Prime Areas). first i will put a sign in the area's that are for rent "advertise your company here call xxx-xxx) then i would go to some business are ask if they are interested in getting there name around town for x $$ a month,also tell them that their business will be in front of 1000s of potential customers 5 days a week 8 hrs a day. In the contract state they provide the lettering. Also your lettering should be bigger so your company stands out. you could put 4x4(or what ever size you deem fit) metal panels that are removable, that way you can still work while the signs are being prep.


Rob

Ain't this what they call Free advertising ? as in you help me out, i'll help you out ?

Steve
10-09-2008, 05:52 PM
Rob that is a very creative idea. You might need to mix some other marketing ideas in there to get them to bite but I don't know for sure. Maybe like cross promotion with flyers, or on the back of your invoices or maybe even the fridge magnet concept.

As you experiment with this, let me know what type of feedback you get.

R&B Enterprise
10-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Ain't this what they call Free advertising ? as in you help me out, i'll help you out ?

Not if you charge the for advertising space

justin_time
10-18-2008, 04:51 PM
Well I officially purchased the trailer (financing for 1 yr) then I'll be able to pay it off but anyways,

I was gonna take some pictures but I decided to wait, I am getting my logo done on both sides of the trailer plus a little sign on the side ramp.

justin_time
11-04-2008, 05:25 PM
I LOVE MY SIDE RAMP :D :D :D

I can't actually wait for spring to be able to fully use my trailer

I was raking up some leaves today and I just kept using the side ramp to load everything up

I suggest everybody to get a side ramp if your gonna buy a trailer, worth every PENNY :D

Steve
11-05-2008, 09:31 AM
For those who don't have a side ramp, can you tell us a little about how it helps you and what you like most about it?

I'd love to see some pictures of you using it too!

justin_time
11-05-2008, 11:39 AM
For those who don't have a side ramp, can you tell us a little about how it helps you and what you like most about it?

I'd love to see some pictures of you using it too!

Well I haven't used my trailer as much yet, not busy at all

But I managed to get you guys a new picture of a close up with some Stihl stickers that my dealer had. I have some more stickers to come, like Husqvarna and my logo on the front.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/DSC02380.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/DSC02381.jpg

Steve
11-05-2008, 11:47 AM
That is awesome Justin! I bet you are proud of it!

justin_time
11-05-2008, 12:00 PM
That is awesome Justin! I bet you are proud of it!

Yes, more stickers to come !! :D

I've got Husqvarna stickers to apply and I'm getting my logo done on one side and i will put one a sign on the ramp

justin_time
11-05-2008, 12:47 PM
These are my next plans, in the spring

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/trailerracks.jpg

What do you think ? I need a rack for my rakes/shovels and I was thinking of bolting it in the front of the trailer ?

Steve
11-06-2008, 05:47 AM
I think that would make your trailer even more functional.

justin_time
11-09-2008, 06:54 PM
1st experience with the side ramp

Doing a leaf cleanup and I ended up having a half load and I had brought my tractor to pickup the leaves with my bagger.

Anyways, ended up making a half load, and I get to load my tractor in the front where the side ramp (i didn't know if it fit or not) but I tried it out and it fits, so when I go get my trailer (i got stuck on the lawn from the rain) I'm gonna load up my tractor from the side ramp :D

I will have pictures it will explain

Steve
11-10-2008, 06:41 AM
I will have pictures it will explain

Great I am looking forwards to it.

justin_time
11-18-2008, 04:45 PM
Great I am looking forwards to it.

Here's my side ramp being used, I got a half load of leaves/branches and then I had brought my tractor with my bagger to bag all the leaves off the ground so

Here's a picture to explain

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/DSC02385-1.jpg

Steve
11-19-2008, 09:20 AM
Justin,

That is fantastic! How would you have hauled those leaves with your old trailer? where would you have had your mower and how would that effected you
?

justin_time
11-19-2008, 09:52 AM
Justin,

That is fantastic! How would you have hauled those leaves with your old trailer? where would you have had your mower and how would that effected you
?

I don't think I would of been able to haul that many leaves in my old trailer, I would of have to make 2x more trips and I would of had to make another trip to get my mower

justin_time
05-12-2009, 07:25 AM
I am getting some letters/signs on the both sides and a new sign on the back of the trailer.

I am putting letters on the driver side, putting a sign on the passenger side (on the side ramp) and re-doing the back sign with lighter material.

I will have pictures for you guys later on today :)

treybernhardt
05-13-2009, 09:28 AM
I need a small lawn type trailer? Anyone have one for sale within 2-3 hours of San Antonio? Thanks!
Trey Bernhardt
210-379-7569