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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Dump Trailer


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-07-2012, 04:22 PM
wdcutter wdcutter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 7
wdcutter is on a distinguished road
Default Dump Trailer

after some running around I finally ended up with a new dump trailer going into the 2012 season. I had wanted one, but decided to try an insert and things kinda fell apart in the end and then I found this 6x10 dump trailer. What a difference it has made already.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dumptrl11.jpg (15.9 KB, 23 views)
__________________
Brian
Durgin's Lawn & Landscape

www.durginslawnandlandscape.com
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 01-07-2012, 04:32 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
i bought a 7 x 10 ez dumper trailer with the highway suspension package that has a 10,000 gvw like 10 years ago and pound for pound it was the best investment i ever made.

it's still in great shape and even though i don't use it as much as i used to it is kind of hard to let it go for what it cost to keep on the road and maintain.
my trailer has sides that can be removed along with the barn door tailgate and it has a permanent bulk head and with the side tie down rails i can also use it as a flat bed which works out nice for picking up loads that are on pallets.
depending on the weight i can get up to 4 pallets on the trailer and its easy to load and unload with side access.
i also use it as a flatbed to carry my 430 gallon spray rig.

i find they are a good all around investment, i love mine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2012, 01:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,017
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What is your view on when such a piece of equipment should be bought and how often it is used?

I think a lot of newer lawn care business owners would love to have one of these but, should they be buying it to haul their equipment around in too? Or would that not make much sense?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2012, 02:49 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What is your view on when such a piece of equipment should be bought and how often it is used?

I think a lot of newer lawn care business owners would love to have one of these but, should they be buying it to haul their equipment around in too? Or would that not make much sense?
well, i use mine as a second dump truck and depending on what size you buy they have many advantages.
they ae good for a guy that allready has a good quality heavy duty truck capable of towing it and does not want to be bothered with the purchase of a 2nd truck.

for the money you get a brand new unit vs for the same money you get a crappy used truck as well as plates and insurance are very minimal.
i have a enclosure for my trailer and use it for the leaf loader and it will hold about 14 cubic yards of material and i don't have to tie up a truck for the job.

in the winter when the trucks have a salter in them and i need to move some material i use the dump trailer.

i guess you could also use it for moving equipment around but it would be a hassle having to use ramps but if your budget is limited you got to do what you got to do and it could do both.

i even used it in conjunction with my dump pulling it to run large quanities of mulch back and forth on bigger jobs farther away and the two together can move about 24 yrds of mulch.
either way you cut the cake, by purchaseing the right dump trailer you will be adding some punch to your business regardless of what size operation you have.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-2012, 05:24 PM
wdcutter wdcutter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 7
wdcutter is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpld View Post
either way you cut the cake, by purchaseing the right dump trailer you will be adding some punch to your business regardless of what size operation you have.
I have an enclosed trailer for my mowing equipment and will remain with the same set-up. I was at the point this past season were I was having to work out of the back of my truck alot and was dependent on others for deliveries on bigger jobs and needed to do something different and it seemed to be the best fit for me.

As for starting out with one, if your just mowing I would wait. I waited until I grew more into the landscaping side of things and had other work lined up for it before doing so.

They have landscape ramps for the low profile ones that hook into where the tailgate goes if someone wanted to go that route. There are a couple of outfits around here that use there dump trailers for pretty much everything.
__________________
Brian
Durgin's Lawn & Landscape

www.durginslawnandlandscape.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-2012, 07:36 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdcutter View Post
I have an enclosed trailer for my mowing equipment and will remain with the same set-up. I was at the point this past season were I was having to work out of the back of my truck alot and was dependent on others for deliveries on bigger jobs and needed to do something different and it seemed to be the best fit for me.

As for starting out with one, if your just mowing I would wait. I waited until I grew more into the landscaping side of things and had other work lined up for it before doing so.

They have landscape ramps for the low profile ones that hook into where the tailgate goes if someone wanted to go that route. There are a couple of outfits around here that use there dump trailers for pretty much everything.

i myself would not use it for a equipment trailer and i really could'nt even if i wanted to.
i use enclosed myself and i need extra security being on larger sites i can not always see the trailer and its easy to lock everything down when the trailer is enclosed.
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dump trucks or trailer dumps. 1manCrew General Business Discussions 6 11-26-2012 07:34 PM
Pickup bed dump kit DJSOUTDOORSERVICES General Talk 7 11-12-2011 02:43 PM
Racked open trailer or Enclosed Trailer JLH Pro Lawn Care General Talk 3 10-23-2011 09:54 AM
Dump Trailer MountainViewGreenskeeper Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 15 05-30-2011 10:24 PM
Need a new dump CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 6 05-27-2009 04:45 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
03-04-2015 07:49 PM
Today 02:35 AM
by Pattersonllc
5 108
How do you ask tie your...
CurbAppeal1
Today 02:16 AM
Today 02:26 AM
by CurbAppeal1
1 11
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-04-2015 08:19 PM
Today 12:25 AM
by CurbAppeal1
8 140
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
03-04-2015 06:04 PM
Today 12:20 AM
by CurbAppeal1
6 90
Distant measuring wheel
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 01:34 PM
Today 12:17 AM
by CurbAppeal1
4 52
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by Chilehead
9 872
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 07:47 PM
Yesterday 07:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 79
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Yesterday 07:07 PM
by SGL1
22 625
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 03:47 PM
by Trupro
20 426
Employee Training...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:46 AM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by Trupro
2 39
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 03:33 PM
by Steve
4 146
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Yesterday 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 80
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
Yesterday 01:57 PM
by jhinton
12 5,293
Looking for royalty free...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Yesterday 01:48 PM
by Trupro
3 54
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Yesterday 10:48 AM
by Trupro
9 205
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
03-04-2015 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,789
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,023
hoa bid
Bradcook21
03-04-2015 07:12 AM
03-04-2015 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 98
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
03-04-2015 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 914
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
03-04-2015 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 183
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
03-04-2015 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 65
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
03-04-2015 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,618
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 165
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 59
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 129
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,563
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 232
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 138
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 188
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,066
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 701
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 836
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 164
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 315
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 393
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 684
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 151
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 621
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 709
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 660
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,913
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,828
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 571
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 175
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 170
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 199
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,859
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 307
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 288
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,933
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental facebook ferris first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic introduction landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky tractor auger trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website winterization won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.

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