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 > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Trailer


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-27-2008, 05:00 PM
tomcat172002
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi,

I have a question regarding buying a trailer. *I just started grass cutting I have 13 customers. *I bought a 5 X 8 foot trailer and it was way too small. *I could barely fit my stuff on it consequently the mower floor fell throught the bottom. *So the place I bought it from said they would let me trade it in. * I bought a 7 x 12 foot trailer. *Damm its big maybe too big it barely fits into my garage. *I could fit another machine oni it if I need to in a few years but I am not sure if I should get something smaller? *I didn't have it titled so I have a couple of days. * Any one have any thoughts?



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 05-27-2008, 07:26 PM
clarklandscaping
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Unless your hauling around a tractor on that trailer then you should be able to fit several machines on there. i think you made a good decision getting the 12", it gives you room to grow. Not to mention if you need to haul debris away from a jobsite while still having your equipment on the trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2008, 08:02 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 9
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

bigger is better!!... we run an 8x20 enclosed and a 7.5x 16 open... always get dual axles also
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2008, 09:15 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a 6x12 that I built from a camp trailer frame. It at times can seem just a bit too small, but works great for my yard care, and also for hauling tree debris. I am not so sure you really need a double axle, if your single axle is built well, you probably will be fine. I reinforced mine and have a heavy axle. I hauled 4500 lbs of gravel the other day with no trouble.
If I end up getting a second trailer it will be a dumper with dual axles, then I would really be set! The only problem then would be where to park it.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-28-2008, 12:57 AM
comanche comanche is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: british columbia
Age: 40
Posts: 80
Rep Power: 8
comanche
Default

The trailer needs a good tow vehicle#1. The you can decide if you can go bigger. A dump trailer is a great idea. I have looked into buying one myself but i cant yet because of my truck. It dose not have the oomf to control a big load so new truck is next for me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-31-2008, 07:37 PM
Andrew's Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just a thought, with the axles i would make sure that you know the weight that they will withstand. Like mine I have 6.5x16 dual axles both axles are 3500lbs that they will hold.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-31-2008, 09:03 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ] I am not so sure you really need a double axle, if your single axle is built well, you probably will be fine.
I like dual axles on a lawn equipment trailer as there is less a worry of overweighting or reverseweighting your towing vehicle.

Depending on the weight you are hauling, you may need to install electric brakes for legal compliance and added safety.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Today 12:19 PM
by biglee
65 2,719
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Today 12:17 PM
by biglee
13 289
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by Steve
6 147
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 11:47 AM
by Steve
66 5,460
Help with a truck
bdodson89
Yesterday 08:15 PM
Today 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 52
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
Today 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 177
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
Today 05:34 AM
Today 05:34 AM
by jrs.landscaping
0 40
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 11:37 PM
by biglee
5 323
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Yesterday 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 270
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
Yesterday 04:49 PM
Yesterday 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 63
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 86
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 172
mowfinder
scaypa
Yesterday 05:44 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 35
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 127
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
Yesterday 05:40 PM
by Steve
2 115
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 106
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 266
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,571
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 148
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 243
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 420
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 481
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 549
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 378
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,041
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 210
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,064
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 301
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 524
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,709
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 647
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,061
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,079
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 566
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 476
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 599
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 242
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 626
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 609
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,428
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 300
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,092
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 275
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 321
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,321
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 925
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 356
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 383
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 627
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 347
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new business new mower per hour service pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee 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 02:22 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 PM.

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