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 > Graphic And Web Design Support Forums > Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion

Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion Talk about sign designs help for your Landscaping Business. Lawn Signs, Lawn Care Truck Signs, Trailer signs, Magnetic Signs, Banners etc, Vinyl Signs. Show off your signs or uniforms.

What is the best truck and trailer combination for a lawn care provider?


Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion

Talk about sign designs help for your Landscaping Business. Lawn Signs, Lawn Care Truck Signs, Trailer signs, Magnetic Signs, Banners etc, Vinyl Signs. Show off your signs or uniforms.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-20-2011, 07:53 PM
Mwayne11 Mwayne11 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Mwayne11 is on a distinguished road
Default What is the best truck and trailer combination for a lawn care provider?

I am just expanding my business and I am now in need of a new truck and trailer. What is the best combination for these items as far as size, make, and model? What have you guys found is the best equipment to send your crews out in?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you!

Mike
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 10-20-2011, 09:25 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
we need to first know the details on the new crew ,# of people ,and what equipment they will be using .Also ,will you be getting brand new equipment or used ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-21-2011, 05:29 AM
Mwayne11 Mwayne11 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Mwayne11 is on a distinguished road
Default

The crew will consist of 1 to 2 guys and they will be running exmark (with bagging system in the fall, adds more width) and a couple push mowers for the small backyard in which the eXmarks wont fit. Due to cost reasons and just starting out, I think I will need to go used on at least the truck and maybe the trailer. What do you guys use to run your grews? Also, does disel make any sense?

Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-21-2011, 08:04 AM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 0
turf&tree is on a distinguished road
Default

This may sound silly, but take all of the equipment you want to put on the trailer and group it together how you would load it. Take a tape measure and measure the area it will need. Base your trailer needs on that size plus any room for expansion. You will determine if a 8' trailer will work or if you need an 18' trailer. If going smaller I still prefer tandem axel trailers vs. Single.
Better ride less bouncing for your equip.
Also consider open or closed, side door or gate options.
The truck should be purchased based on what your planning on doing with it. Larger trailer, larger truck. I prefer a V8 engine but there are some great V6 engines now. Regular cab vs crew cab. If plowing 4x4. Gas vs diesel.
Right now diesel is .90 cents per gallon higher where I live. The advantage to diesel is the engines last a lot longer than gas. Disadvantages if you live in cold climates harder to start, if you warm them up the fumes stink or at least used to. We used to run all diesel trucks and when warming them up I though I was going to get cancer from all the fumes.
Just my 2 cents
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-23-2011, 01:13 AM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

I started with an 01 Silverado 2500 with a 6 x 10 single axle trailer. I've had no problems and pull a 36" walk & a 60" cub tank zero turn. My best buy this yr was a 94 Nissan Ud flip cab dump truck. It's very professional looking, has plenty of room, allows me to carry all my hand tools , etc and still leaves the dump bed for my grass clippings. A truck that has a lot of room and thats very versatile is my opinion. It's nice having everything with you , because as you know, you never know what job will come about out in the field, wether the neighbor wanting a small tree removed to the chic across the street wants her fence removed. All trucks have their pro's & cons.... It's whatever suites your needs. Best of luck.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-23-2011, 08:26 AM
JLH Pro Lawn Care's Avatar
JLH Pro Lawn Care JLH Pro Lawn Care is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Daytona Beach/ormond beach/Port Orange
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 5
JLH Pro Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default

I personally like my Ford Econoline E250, I can tow damn near anything and I can store the majority or my equipment inside so the trimmers and such don't hang on a rack on the trailer they hang on a rack inside the van out of the weather also being a cargo van I keep everything out of sight since it has no windows beyond the drivers and passenger. oh it has a 300cube inline 6, not a speed demon but a torque monster and decent on gas
__________________
JLH Pro Lawn Care
(386) 235-0567
jlhprolawncare@gmail.com
www.jlhprolawncare.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
combination, new lawn care business 15 year old, trailer, truck

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lawn care truck Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 44 01-28-2015 11:23 AM
Hello, new lawn care provider here jeffwomack Introduce Yourself 1 04-08-2009 01:46 AM
Cutest little lawn care trailer ever... Little's Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 03-21-2009 07:56 PM
Fold up Lawn Care trailer. StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 2 12-12-2008 09:43 AM
How about this instead of your lawn care truck Steve General Talk 2 11-26-2008 06:30 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
Yesterday 10:00 AM
Yesterday 10:07 AM
by acrajchel
1 38
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 69
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 513
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 389
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 399
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,723
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,462
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 964
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,742
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 108
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,172
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,562
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 160
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 493
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 391
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 355
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 243
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 957
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 375
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 405,979
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 583
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,229
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,443
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 208
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 397
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,063
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 359
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 334
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,797
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 500
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 503
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 465
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 429
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 354
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,743
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 249
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 390
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,128
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 385
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 621
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 425
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 300
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.

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