Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

dump trucks or trailer dumps.


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-28-2003, 10:12 PM
1manCrew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I would really like a dump and a dump. Considering a used dump truck but then I was also looking at dump trailers. Which is best?

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 07-29-2003, 03:10 PM
xtreme lawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
If you are on a budget, I bet you could find a cheap dump truck available faster than you could find a cheap dump trailer. But you should check the insurance on both before you decide.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-29-2003, 04:59 PM
Lawn Butler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't think there is an insurance issue on the trailer. Just with the dump truck. The cheaper way to go would be the trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2003, 08:13 PM
1manCrew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think I will be looking into the dump trailer. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2012, 11:27 PM
elbow300 elbow300 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 4
elbow300 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have thought about dump trailers, but went with adding a dump hoist to a flat bed we were already using. The cost was about the same, but the truck has proven very versatile. It is really handy to have the dump truck for running mulch while we can still pull the trailers we always pull for equipment. We also deliver mulch and topsoil on occasion, and the absence of a trailer makes the deliveries much easier to make in tight driveways and such. We also build a box on the truck for leaf season, and again still have the ability to pull the equipment trailer to the job. Ultimately, the weight, and more specifically the fuel it takes to move the weight of a dedicated dump trailer was the deciding factor for me. It just didn't seem very efficient to have a trailer dedicated to jobs that require a dump, or to try to have it double as an every day mower hauler.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Naylor's Lawncare Naylor's Lawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Columbus,In
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 4
Naylor's Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Naylor's lawncare

My goal is to buy dump insert.For one you can take it out and put into your next truck.And during leaf clean up i seen a guy who mounted his leaf vac on the front of his trailer so he could kill two birds with on stone.You get done for the day unhook your trailer and dump your load.Or you need to touch up mulch on one of your normal yards.you dont have to make an extra trip.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-26-2012, 06:34 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naylor's Lawncare View Post
My goal is to buy dump insert.For one you can take it out and put into your next truck.And during leaf clean up i seen a guy who mounted his leaf vac on the front of his trailer so he could kill two birds with on stone.You get done for the day unhook your trailer and dump your load.Or you need to touch up mulch on one of your normal yards.you dont have to make an extra trip.
If you do this make sure you have a 1 ton truck. The dump inserts are heavy and will take a good amount of your payload away. A cheaper and lighter solution is a under the bed hoist. The downside of this is it will beat your bed to crap.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by Steve
25 6,014
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
Yesterday 11:38 AM
Yesterday 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 17
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 245
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 54
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 658
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
07-26-2016 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,707
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 44
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 44
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 573
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,510
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,491
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 117
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 141
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 83
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 114
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 142
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 241
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 777
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 410
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 285
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 305
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 229
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,785
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,315
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,564
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 273
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,288
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 390
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 896
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,716
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,962
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 709
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 284
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy