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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:49 AM
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I bet most would say keep the enclosed for security reasons. I'm small time and I operate of my truck on the side but that means loading and unloading. Next year I will move up but since I have about 15 customers and to much going this year I just can't expand(new baby, air force school, coach soccer, and a full time medical job). Wish I had a enclosed trailer.
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Thanks and good point. Thing is, i have to keep the trailer in the front of the house all the time, still with no accounts as i mentioned, i just got the equipment. don't want someone to take the trailer of course, and if so, defiantly not all my equipment. would be different if it was in my backyard or something. thinking of putting the trailer at my dads storage lot in the mean time until i get some accounts. hopefully within a year i will be buying a house and plan on having a shop in the backyard. maybe park the trailer next to it or something and only taking the mower out.

as it is right now, i have no locks for anything and the trailer is completely empty. i do like the idea of keeping everything in the but not the mower. or parking it to where the gate is not accessible..
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Thanks and good point. Thing is, i have to keep the trailer in the front of the house all the time, still with no accounts as i mentioned, i just got the equipment. don't want someone to take the trailer of course, and if so, defiantly not all my equipment. would be different if it was in my backyard or something. thinking of putting the trailer at my dads storage lot in the mean time until i get some accounts. hopefully within a year i will be buying a house and plan on having a shop in the backyard. maybe park the trailer next to it or something and only taking the mower out.

as it is right now, i have no locks for anything and the trailer is completely empty. i do like the idea of keeping everything in the but not the mower. or parking it to where the gate is not accessible..
i would decal your trailer asap, that's free publicity in your neighborhood. also put a padlock on the hitch in the closed position. that will help deter someone.
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Put a lock on your trailers hitch mount.

Also, you asked about pressure washing your equipment.

A regular hose, even with a 'pressure' nozzle will not do any justice.

Get out the pressure washer and watch your equipment turn brand new before your very eyes!!!

Watch out for the electrical + battery, and filter, other than that go crazy.

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Thanks for the tips. figured i would put a small rag over the exhaust and unplug the plug cap and go to town and hope for the best on everything. with the mower, pretty much just go at it.
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i would decal your trailer asap, that's free publicity in your neighborhood. also put a padlock on the hitch in the closed position. that will help deter someone.
I disagree with the closed positioned padlock I lock it it in the open position you can take most hitched apart enough to get it on the ball and reassemble it locked. when you lock it open you would have to cut the lock to steal the trailer safely.
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because it would bounce off or something over a bump or angle change from rear of vehicle to tongue right? is that what you mean by in open positioned?
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I disagree with the closed positioned padlock I lock it it in the open position you can take most hitched apart enough to get it on the ball and reassemble it locked. when you lock it open you would have to cut the lock to steal the trailer safely.

I'm trying to picture all of this in my head.



I would personally lock it in the closed position. If it's open, anyone with a hitch can pull the trailer, especially if they have duct tape to secure it

If someone had the patience/nerve to break the lock and hook up the trailer to their vehicle, they've earned it, and it's long gone.
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or anyone with some big go-nads could just put the chains on there and drag it away. thats my ultimate fear.

i think i like the locked position better though.
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or anyone with some big go-nads could just put the chains on there and drag it away. thats my ultimate fear.

i think i like the locked position better though.
Well... I was in a broken old truck, which was just chained to another truck in front of me. The other truck was tugging me to the junkyard and I had to keep the vehicle as steady as possible and apply the breaks when necessarily. IT SUCKED!

The person who does this will most likely have a noticeable dent/hole in the back of their vehicle.
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