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??

Help new equipment choices


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 03-15-2013, 09:17 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Help new equipment choices

Hey I need advice I just got in a wreck after dropping off dirt today it totaled my trailer and destroyed by back door bumper and lights of the suburban the trailer went through my trunk and the other truck ended on top of the trailer. Here's the issue to get my truck fixed it will take three weeks should I buy another one the other issue is my trailer is damaged beyond repair if I get a truck I won't be able to afford another trailer what Should I do. Anyone ever have this problem how did you solve it and what do I tell the customers that I have booked for the next three weeks ( it was there fault and insurance will pay for it but I don't have time to wait for the check)
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 03-15-2013, 09:28 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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How did you go from shopping for a truck and trailer to cant afford a truck and trailer?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-15-2013, 09:45 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I can only afford one or the other my plan for trading up is taking to long after looking my plans over and using advice I got I was going to use the suburban some more and get a bigger trailer then get a bigger truck but now I need both
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-15-2013, 09:50 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 Greg'slawnandlandscape View Post
I can only afford one or the other my plan for trading up is taking to long after looking my plans over and using advice I got I was going to use the suburban some more and get a bigger trailer then get a bigger truck but now I need both
Have your dad finance the trailer it will only be like $100 a month.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I will ask him to help me tommarrow I didn't think about financing the trailer my mind has just been jumbled up today the accident shook me up
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-15-2013, 10:15 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

You can rent a truck temporarily.

Getting one with a receiver may be tricky though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-16-2013, 07:22 AM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
You can rent a truck temporarily.

Getting one with a receiver may be tricky though.

Ya but I can't drive a rental because of age I tried the truck was in the shop last week because a few months ago a guy pulled out his parking spot and hit me needless to say they would not give me a rental only my dad I'm calling some friends to see if I can barrow theirs
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 4
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry but I have to put this out there, I know I'm not the only one thinking outloud

Are you really in the business or just using this site for chat

I'm not trying to be a dik but come on dude !!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dougcaskey View Post
Sorry but I have to put this out there, I know I'm not the only one thinking outloud

Are you really in the business or just using this site for chat

I'm not trying to be a dik but come on dude !!
No I'm not in the business I thought this was the new Facebook of course I am. Sorry for asking a honest dam question being that I need advice because my trailer is totaled and my truck has been wrecked just wanted to know if anyone else had this happen and what they did to fix it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-16-2013, 10:20 PM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 4
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow. that sounds like quite the accident. I hope you're ok.
I got rear-ended pretty hard a few months ago in my Volvo. I got hit by a big suburban and it caused a lot of damage. At least this time you're the one driving the big honking truck.

I had a real bitch of a claim. In my case, it took me 26 days to get a check for the property damage. This was in August 2012, I'm still waiting for compensation for personal injury, etc.

If the other person openly admitted fault, you should have a check for the damages in a little while. Your truck might take a while to get fixed, but 3 weeks is kinda ridiculous. If I was you, I would be crossing my fingers for the frame to be bent to get a new truck. This might be a blessing.

Pretty much here are your options:
#1: The insurance company has to get you a replacement vehicle with equal coverage. You're 16. If you were legally allowed to drive the your Suburban, then they should have to get you a replacement that you can legally drive. I know that most rental places require you to be 25 years old to drive it, but that would mean anyone under age 25 would be screwed if their car was totaled. I find that hard to believe.
So force the insurance company to get you a replacement you can legally drive. They know how to deal with these situations, it's their job.

#2: Take the rental, and drive it anyway. Don't get pulled over or get in an accident. I don't recommend it, but if you have as much riding on this as you say, then I personally would do it without hesitation. This isn't breaking the law, only breaking the policy of the rental company. Pretty much means if you get in an accident, the rental's insurance won't cover you, but you have your own insurance.

#3 Rent a trailer. U-Haul has trailers for rent for $15+/ day. Just rent one until you get a check to buy a new one. Besides, new utility trailers only cost ~$1500 where I live. Just buy one outright.

#4 borrow a truck or buy a cheap replacement. If you're THAT desperate, buy some 1990 F-150 for like $1500. I know you don't like stuff that isn't shiny brand new, but it's 23 years old, it will last you another 2 weeks.

#5 Talk to your customers reasonably. Tell them you were rear-ended. They should understand. Most adults have been in auto accidents before. Tell them something they can hold onto. Tell them 3 weeks, and mean it.

#6 Make friends with the competition for 3 weeks. Tell your customers that another service will be servicing them for the next 3 weeks. Leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, but better than your customer's lawn being 2 feet high.


Let's talk about reality for a second. You SHOULDN'T go back to work, even if you can. You ARE going to have whiplash. Today, you don't feel anything. All the adrenaline from the incident is rushing through your body, acting like a painkiller. Tomorrow morning, you're going to wake up and your neck and back are going to hurt like hell. If you haven't already, you need to go to the emergency room and get an x-ray. Or call your doctor and ask for advice. You might also want to contact a lawyer. It sounds like you got hit REALLY hard. And your neck hurts A LOT. When the insurance companies call you, tell them exactly that.

"Yes, I had my seatbelt on"
"No, I was not under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substances"


When I got hit, it took me 9 days to get approval from my doctor to go back to work. You should expect the same, if not more.
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
Zero Turn CHOICES gomarshall12 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 6 02-23-2013 09:48 AM
My equipment xandrew245x Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 52 08-18-2012 05:59 AM
Spring Equipment Check-Up Guide For Outdoor Power Equipment from Gold Eagle Co. Gold Eagle Co. Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 03-17-2009 07:01 PM
New equipment bigpete Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 9 03-26-2008 11:14 AM
New Equipment pnplawn Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11 10-05-2007 07:00 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
Today 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 162
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
Today 05:34 AM
Today 05:34 AM
by jrs.landscaping
0 27
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Today 05:01 AM
by jrs.landscaping
64 2,696
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 11:37 PM
by biglee
5 313
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Yesterday 11:30 PM
by biglee
11 256
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 10:29 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
65 5,437
Help with a truck
bdodson89
Yesterday 08:15 PM
Yesterday 08:15 PM
by bdodson89
0 38
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Yesterday 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 257
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
Yesterday 04:49 PM
Yesterday 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 58
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 82
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 164
mowfinder
scaypa
Yesterday 05:44 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 30
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 125
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
Yesterday 05:41 PM
by Steve
4 125
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
Yesterday 05:40 PM
by Steve
2 113
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 104
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 262
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,555
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 140
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 236
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 407
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 473
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 543
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 374
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,035
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 203
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,058
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 295
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 518
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,707
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 645
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,057
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,074
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 561
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 471
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 587
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 232
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 620
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 602
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,421
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 294
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,090
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 272
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 315
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,318
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 919
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 353
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 376
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 620
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 337
» Popular Tags
apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental facebook ferris flyers free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design website website design winterization won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.

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