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*******www.gopherforum**** When most landscapers start up their business, they tend to start with a truck only. Then later they may add an open trailer. At a certain point you may be asking yourself what’s better to have, an open or enclosed trailer and why? That’s the question one of our new forum members asked and he quite a few responses I think will help you make up your mind as well. Brandon: “Hi everyone my name is Brandon and I am the president of my own landscape & maintenance corp. I have been in business for 9 years and hope to find continued success long into the future. I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some positive and negative attributes of an enclosed trailer as opposed to an open utility trailer to move lawn care equipment from job to job? I have an open trailer now and I am thinking of making the switch over to an enclosed one.” Keith: I can think of a few pros and cons of the top of my head. Pros: - Ability to lock. - Protection from rain. - Larger area to put name/logo/phone number. - Looks more professional. - Possible increased slipstreaming giving better gas milage (offset by weight, I’m sure). - Ability to put shelves/storage areas. - Protects cargo from rocks kicked up by your truck. - Winter storage. Cons: - Increased cost. - Increased axle and tongue weight. - Inability to load from top (leaves, mulch, dirt). This is the biggest negative I can think of. - Doesn’t air out well when mower has wet grass or fuel fumes. - Reduced freedom of movement when you are quickly grabbing a trimmer, etc. Chuck: “I run enclosed trailers currently. It is added weight, & it’s like dragging an 8′ wall behind you so fuel economy suffers a bit. But I think the added security, & having a huge billboard behind you all day offsets the negatives. I have gone to many estimates & when I pull up they say “Oh yeah, I’ve seen you guys all over town… you stay pretty busy huh?” The fact that they recognize the rig & that I’ve been around a while adds instant credibility. So many guys run trucks with no decals or only little magnets & open trailers. I pass them all day long & they all look the same. So that seems to make a big difference. The biggest negative I have found is that here in Florida it’s damn hot. So when we run these machines for 8-11 minutes at a time & load them up, drive 2 minutes & repeat all day… they don’t really get to cool down. an open trailer would at least let air blow past them. I have offset this by running full synthetic oil in all my mowers to add some protection against the added heat & we usually end up throwing the trimmers in the back of the trucks between jobs. I will stay with enclosed trailers & if not I would have my truck professionally wrapped to make it more recognizable.” I think it depends on where you currently store your trailer. If you park your trailer on your driveway at home and need to unload all of your equipment each night into a garage, that is going to take a big bite of time to load it in the morning and unload it at night. So consider these all of these factors. Constantly strive to make your business more streamlined and profitable. If you are in need of free lawn care marketing material for your lawn care business, please visit our site at *******www.gophersoftware****. We have hundreds of free lawn care logo, flyer, door hanger and web templates you can download and use for your lawn care business. We also have free lawn care business contracts, estimate and proposal forms. Download our trial version of Gopher Lawn Care Business Software. Gopher will help your lawn care business schedule and invoice more customers in less time, allowing you more time to grow or enjoy your life. Check out my lawn care business blog at *******www.lawnchat**** and my lawn care business forum at *******www.gopherforum****
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used Ford F150 Gainesville Fl for sale at: *******www.SantaFeFord**** near Ocala Lake City Jacksonville ... call (352) 682-8667 or toll free 1-866-371-2255 ... used 2006 Ford F150 STX Flareside... sharp looking and great running truck ... local trade-in with only 47,886 well maintained miles ...NOT smoked in ... fog lamps ... tonneau cargo cover ...dual exhaust ... reese hitch ... K&N air intake ... alloy wheels ... cruise control and more! Free CarFax ... to see more still photos, prices and our full inventory of used cars, trucks and SUV's please visit our website here: *******www.SantaFeFord**** ... Gainesville Jacksonville Ocala Lake City High Springs Alachua Newberry Trenton Chiefland Palatka Melrose Keystone Heights FL ... Coming Soon! Our video blog site at: *******www.LocalCarsUSA**** 32609 34474 32643 32207 32024 #27674C
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*******UsedCarDealer-TacomaWA**** Used Truck Dealers Tacoma WA From time to time there comes a need for the purchase of another vehicle, consider a used truck *******UsedTruckDealer-TacomaWA**** has a fine selection of used trucks in their inventory. Stop by the dealership or call (866) 973-6776 today and start on your truck driving adventure. A used truck will give you the driving power to do almost any job. Driving a truck is a special experience, they handle well and concern with driving surface is less. Trucks carry fewer restrictions when it comes to terrain; drive in the mountains, off road surfaces, rocky trails or just plain rough roads. You can drive a truck without much thought; just go, a truck can handle most road situations. Buying a used truck is sometimes the way to go, the depreciation value lessens the cost and the vehicles are still in great condition. The body of the truck is looking good and the engine and transmission is in great shape. Bumps in the road cannot do as much damage to a truck. Owning a truck is great when you drive a lot of highway miles, the commute for many people is well over 50ty miles a day, a lot of mileage but a truck can take the heat. Used Truck Dealers Tacoma WA has a number of good used trucks that will get you on the road and on your way. Visit Used Truck Dealers Tacoma WA and consider the selection of great running trucks available. Buying a used truck cuts cost by thousands and our trucks are in the best condition possible. Trucks are built to work but they are designed for grocery shopping and family outings too. So many things can be done with a truck Trailers can be hauled, vacation vehicles, move furniture, go on a hunting trips and a host of other uses. Trucks are great to have as a primary or secondary vehicle, built to handle wear and tear they are workhorses designed to take pretty much whatever you can dish out. A truck can be used for leisure or pleasure designed to work as well for a night out as it would on a construction site. The interior of a truck has all of the amenities of other vehicles and the power under the hood is made to pull high capacity loads. Step into Used Truck Dealers Tacoma WA and test drive a great running truck, located within reach of the following zip codes: 98499, 98481, 98465, 98442, 98418, 98406, 98401, 98413, 98439 and 98460 Hook almost anything to a truck and tow it, get the same power and use from a Used Truck Dealers Tacoma WA truck but a lot less worry. Used Trucks Dealers Tacoma WA can help you select a quality used truck call; (866) 973-6776 and we will be glad to help you.
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