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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Truck Layout to Carry Equipment


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Greg's Lawn Care's Avatar
Greg's Lawn Care Greg's Lawn Care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 4
Greg's Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default Truck Layout to Carry Equipment

I am trying to equip my pick up truck to be the most benefitting to carry tools and equipment. Anyone have any advice or recommendations? I just have the bed of my pick up truck. I don't have a trailer.

I would really appreciate it if some people posted some pictures.

Thanks
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 07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-24-2012, 11:52 PM
Greg's Lawn Care's Avatar
Greg's Lawn Care Greg's Lawn Care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 4
Greg's Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apex Lawn & Landscape View Post
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
Thanks! Checking out those websites now.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-25-2012, 07:55 AM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apex Lawn & Landscape View Post
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
Agreed. I cant stand truck caps. They do keep things under cover but they pretty much take away any significant use of your bed(such as hauling mulch,loam,small tree,branch removal,etc) Plus I just hate the way they look on a truck. Just my opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Johnny_boy02 Johnny_boy02 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 5
Johnny_boy02 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have my truck set up like this for days I dont want to use the trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.

I mean 85% of the time, I don't use my trailer, but I put the mower on a cargo carrier on the back of the truck - the bed is for all my other crap. I wouldn't know what to do if I had to fit a mower in there as well. I guess I'd have to scale back on what I take with me daily.

After 2 seasons of this, I have no desire to remove my cap either.
Any work I need that much room for I just use the trailer. The only drawback I've come across is doing medium sized cleanups in "city" areas where there is no room to park anywhere with a trailer and with the cap and my equipment in the bed, there's no real room left for debris. THOSE places are where a truck without a cap is ideal.

I'm honestly surprised I don't see anyone else using the cargo carriers. If I had to pick up an 85 lb mower twenty times a day, or use standard ramps, I'd find another line of work.
I get a TON of questions about mine from people when I'm out working.





Here's the only shot I have of the "inside". I built the shelf to make getting out the trimmer a bit easier. (open cap widow and it's "right there", no need to bend/lift it over the tailgate)

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20120617_193532.jpg (132.6 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 20120714_193632.jpg (175.5 KB, 0 views)

Last edited by Hedgemaster; 07-25-2012 at 06:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 4
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default





Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Grass Doctor,

How do you lower your equipment? Is there a ramp or do you manually lift it up and/or remove the equipment?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grass Doctor View Post
Most terrifying thing I have ever seen.

You've got balls.

How does this work???!?!?!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-30-2012, 02:20 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.
As you said before, you and me are the only ones with bed caps. LOL.

Good protection for storing light hand-tools only, like blowers and stuff.
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
Truck, Trailer, Equipment pics. Lets Show off our stuff everyone. hawthornelawncare Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 114 02-04-2015 07:09 PM
Need help with trailer layout joshuah General Talk 6 05-01-2012 06:03 PM
my letter layout. lawn mowering Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 3 03-23-2010 06:34 PM
4-SALE truck & equipment grassmaster123 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 02-14-2010 06:11 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by mattthelawnguy
10 376
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
07-31-2015 01:16 PM
by Bradcook21
6 133
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-31-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,347
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 57
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-31-2015 11:34 AM
by googus
9 584
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 132
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 247
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 225
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 237
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 385
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 222
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 773
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,950
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 377
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,449
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,419
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,489
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 317
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 448
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 331
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 353
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,746
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,688
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,497
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 358
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 304
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 481
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,489
» Popular Tags
accounting aerocore applying bark blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems facebook financials flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing quickbooks online scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee 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 12:45 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 AM.

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