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 > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

New trailer


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-27-2008, 02:08 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default New trailer

Maybe getting a new trailer. I checked with my dealer if I can get approved for credit and I got approved through GE Money so yeah

This trailer was custome built by a company that makes trailers. J.D.J Trailers is the name, some might know them

I got myself a 6' wide x 12' long with a 4' ramp on the right hand side.
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 09-27-2008, 07:55 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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Congrats on getting a new trailer. I also have a 6' x 12' that I built from a camp trailer frame (but you would never know). 6x12 is a great size, not too big, not too small.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2008, 09:49 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yeah thats good, post some pic when you get it it Justin.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2008, 12:42 PM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
Maybe getting a new trailer. I checked with my dealer if I can get approved for credit and I got approved through GE Money so yeah

This trailer was custome built by a company that makes trailers. J.D.J Trailers is the name, some might know them

I got myself a 6' wide x 12' long with a 4' ramp on the right hand side.
6x12 4 ramp? You had to get credit for that? Also You should of gotten enclosed 16ft or open trailer that was 16ft. You will find out soon that the 12ft is going to be to small.......

I just bought a 24ft enclosed for $3000.00 cash. I will attached photos. I turned it into a race trailer with 4000,00 watt diesel generator attached on the front. Should of looked on craiglist not bought a new one..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 4.jpg (117.4 KB, 91 views)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2008, 01:11 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnplawn View Post
6x12 4 ramp? You had to get credit for that? Also You should of gotten enclosed 16ft or open trailer that was 16ft. You will find out soon that the 12ft is going to be to small.......

I just bought a 24ft enclosed for $3000.00 cash. I will attached photos. I turned it into a race trailer with 4000,00 watt diesel generator attached on the front. Should of looked on craiglist not bought a new one..
Not to confuse anybody but the trailer is what I need for now. I do not have a big truck

My back tailgate is 5 ft and I got a 4 ft ramp built on the right hand side of the trailer.

I will get a picture for you guys soon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2008, 01:25 PM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
Not to confuse anybody but the trailer is what I need for now. I do not have a big truck

My back tailgate is 5 ft and I got a 4 ft ramp built on the right hand side of the trailer.

I will get a picture for you guys soon
10-4 I understand, I just could not understand why you were getting such a small trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2008, 01:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Nice trailer Rodman!

What do you like or dislike about the one you got? Any suggestions on what to look for in a trailer that size?


Justin, looking forwards to seeing your pics too.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 10-02-2008, 09:44 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Nice trailer Rodman!

What do you like or dislike about the one you got? Any suggestions on what to look for in a trailer that size?


Justin, looking forwards to seeing your pics too.
Yeah well hopefully all my clients will send me their cheques next week. I sent my last bills for the year since I'm officially done grass cutting tomorrow so yeah.

I was looking at the money owed and I can surely pay for that trailer no problem. But I will keep that 5000$ credit at my dealer. Will probably get a snowblower with that.

I will get trailer pics tomorrow.

I can't wait to have that trailer... I had custom ordered it with a side ramp on the right hand side...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2008, 09:58 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 went round and round about getting or building the right size trailer, and after I used my old trailer for about 2 years, I decided on a 6x12. Also, if you do any tree trimming or brush hauling, an enclosed trailer would be useless. I pile my trailer 10 ft high at times, and couldnt do it with an enclosed. But the added security of an enclosed is a big plus.

Its important to figure out what you will be using the trailer for the majority of your work, before you decide on a size. Getting a big trailer just for the sake of having a big trailer can be an added expense for things such as registration, tires, brakes, and GAS.

Who was it not too long ago on the forum told his story of wanting a dump trailer badly and spending a bunch of money to finally buy one, only to regret it shortly after and selling it for a $5000 loss.

If you use this trailer for a year or two, then decide that you still want something bigger, then you can get it then without feeling like you lost a bunch of money.

Be sure to put up some pictures after you get it!
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How about this for an idea. A trailer that you can lift the top off with a jack and drive away with a flatbed! I wonder if that would be a big seller or not.
__________________
- 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
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
Trailer tomcat172002 General Talk 6 05-31-2008 09:03 PM
Trailer Hooking Up Andrew's Lawn Care General Talk 8 04-05-2008 09:14 PM
Picking up my trailer ritchiem Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 2 01-25-2008 09:29 PM
Enclosed trailer or Open trailer? jeffslawnservice Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 11 01-05-2008 06:21 AM
Trailer Set up KimKriel Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 5 01-23-2007 08:05 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 10:06 AM
by stevef1201
7 193
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 93
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 154
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 142
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 270
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 245
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 96
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 189
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 128
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 422
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 147
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 567
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 85
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 111
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 648
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 252
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,306
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,710
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 553
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 231
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,886
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 320
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 395
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 264
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 238
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 276
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 524
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 778
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 247
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 579
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 547
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 288
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 405
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 316
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,148
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 607
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,722
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 777
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,979
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 412
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 532
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 368
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 636
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 514
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 612
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 658
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 917
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 451
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 521
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 408
» Popular Tags
4wd ads auger birdscaping charge collections subcontractor craigslist customers ecosymbiosis estimate exmark ferris first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid introduction invoice john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate native plants new buisness online classifieds patio install podcast pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo snow plowing sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl theft theft of services tips toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 AM.

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