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Old 12-24-2011, 11:31 PM
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Where will you park your trailer and equipment? Can you back it into a garage? If so, you could use an open trailer and not have to remove everything each night.

An enclosed trailer is good for security purposes.

All in all though, I always feel it is better to start small and scale up as needed. Don't spend cash until you absolutely need too.

I have a garage but I wasn't planning on disconnecting the rig but if i really needed to I could put it into the garage.

Yeah it seems with a enclosed you can park it and forget about it lol but thats what I am leaning towards just go small and work it up especially being that my truck payment is $785 a month and i gotta make that every month regardless.
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So my opinion is a little different here. If you got the cash, get set up right. My suggestion for a one truck company doing residential work would be:
- Obviously a truck. Something with an E-Z Dumper in it if possible.
- 8x18 or 8x20 enclosed trailer.
- 52" Hydro Walk Behind
- (2) 48" Hydro Walk Behind
- 32" Hydro Walk Behind
Trimmers, blowers, blah blah...
Just one guys opinion...

Wow you must think im a O-10 or something to afford all that lmao

Not to put out 2 much info I have close to 10k to invest if I really needed to.

But it all depends I think I might spend about 5 or 6 and keep the rest in the bank as a cushion and see if I really do like this!
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See thats how I feel I was goin to go Enclosed and its like a rolling billboard but like I said brush wont go well with a enclosed lol but I drive a 09 GMC Dually so I had planned to get an enclosed to go with the truck to look like a 1st class operation!!

Im gettin a 33 walk behind and was thinkin bout a 48 0 turn and I will be running all Echo power tools.

The thing thats on my mind is that I want to look like Brickman or one of this other big companies to think the costumer base might grow a lil faster!
I also have a brush trailer but flat out love my enclosed trailer. I am looking at adding a 33 walk behind that will fit in my trailer. I'm very small but for me this set up has paid off.
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I also have a brush trailer but flat out love my enclosed trailer. I am looking at adding a 33 walk behind that will fit in my trailer.
I'm very small but for me this set up has paid off. Thats the plan the leaf trailer but imma get my enclosed but nobody will know about it!!!!
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I'm very small but for me this set up has paid off. Thats the plan the leaf trailer but imma get my enclosed but nobody will know about it!!!!
Another thing I like about th enclosed is that there has been a number of times where I have had to close the door, grab a bucket and take a pee. Keeps me from having to load up and take time off my work!!
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The advice I can give you is what ever size trailer you think will be adequate when you start, I would suggest you go a size bigger or two. For example I started of with a 5x10 trailer and quickly outgrew it. It all depends on how fast you grow. I have an enclosed trailer that is a 6x14 now and have no problem putting in brush and clean ups in it. I also have a 7x18 open for really big clean ups. I prefer the enclosed trailer for so many reasons... Security and the mobile billboard it is.
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