Springtime is here and summer is just around the corner. That means the landscaping business is going to be in full effect, very soon!
Throughout the years NC Trailers has sold and serviced several landscape trailers. We offer a variety of options for you to choose from and make the buying process easy.
To learn about what we offer and how to best choose a landscaping trailer for sale, just keep reading.
What’s important when selecting a landscaping trailer?
Factors to consider:
Open or Enclosed
1) Open or Enclosed
When you’re in the market for a trailer to do your landscaping you won’t be limited by choosing between our open or enclosed options.
So we’ll be going over the benefits of both to help you sort through our inventory.
Benefits of open utility & landscape trailers:
Visibility: It is undeniable that an open trailer is going to be easier for you to maneuver on the roadways. You’ll be able to see behind you at all angles and this also makes it while reversing into tight areas. Not to mention, you can keep an eye on your cargo.
Loading/Accessibility: You can unload and access equipment, tools, and other cargo easier because of the open structure and low sides. If you need to grab a blower or a gas can then just reach over, unload, and complete the task at hand.
Better for debris: Not knowing what type of debris you’ll encounter on the job, an open trailer gives you the flexibility of open space to handle hauling unexpected sizes and shapes. It’s also easy and quick to clean.
Weight: Open landscape trailers are generally less in weight because there are less parts involved in the construction of the trailer. This means you’ll need less towing capacity on your vehicle and it won’t do as much wear on your vehicle over time. Save on fuel and service fees by going the lightweight option.
Price: If you’re on a budget one of our open utility & landscape trailer options will be your best bet.
Benefits of enclosed landscape trailers:
Protection: When you haul cargo and equipment in an enclosed trailer you’re keeping them out of the elements. Protecting them from weather and any kind of debris that fly on the road. This is an advantage in the summertime because a lot of storms tend to form in the late afternoon hours after a long humid day.
Security: You’re cargo will be less likely to be stolen when situated inside an enclosed landscape trailer. Giving you piece of mind while you’re working or parked in an unfamiliar area. If you're interested in locks for added protection, check out our options here.
Storage/time: When you’re done with your day the weekend has come and you don’t need to utilize your trailer, you can unhitch your trailer, lock it up and use it as a storage shed. You won’t have to worry about unloading and loading it every time you want to use it, saving you time and money.
Branding: Although we don’t do custom wraps or sell graphics there are plenty of companies out there to help boost your business exposure. Buying an enclosed trailer gives you the option to post your graphics on the sides and back of the trailer, doing the job of advertising your business year round.
The next factor you want to consider is the size of the trailer based off the type of cargo you’re going to be hauling.
You’ll make sure to take some measurements and make a list of the equipment you’ll be transporting.
We offer enclosed trailers from ranges of 5ft to 8 ½ ft wide and 8ft to 24ft long. Not to mention our custom ordering process where you can order trailers up to 40ft long.
We’ll get into the custom ordering process later but if you need more help determining the size trailer you need, talk to one of our trailer pros.
Tell them what you’ll be hauling, the jobs you’re doing and they’ll help you choose the right size. They have lots of experience fitting our customers with the correct trailer for particular jobs.
3) Weight Rating
Another important factor is choosing the right GVWR and hauling capacity of the trailer.
If you would like to learn more about weight ratings then head over to our blog post written on that topic here.
So, just like the size you’re going to want to account for a list of everything you’ll potentially be hauling with your trailer.
Calculate the total weight of the cargo and then make sure the trailer has the correct max payload to support the weight you’re going to haul.
The easiest way to calculate this number is by taking the GVWR of the trailer and subtract the weight of the trailers.
So if the GVWR of the trailer is 10K and the trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. Then your max payload= (10,000-2,200 ) = 7,800 lbs.
Therefore, all of your cargo put onto your trailer cannot exceed 4,800 lbs. This is why it is important to select the correct weight rating when buying a new trailer.
It will ensure your trailer last throughout the years of work. If you need help determining the correct weight ratings for trailer you need, one of our trailer pros will be happy to help.
Most of the time you’re not just going to want to just buy a trailer if you’re doing landscaping jobs.
You’re going to need to store your tools and equipment on shelves, racks, etc. We have plenty of options for you to choose from and our shop technicians can make these additions for you!
Here’s what we can do for your Custom utility and landscape trailer
NC Trailer Shop Customizations:
- Steel Mesh Box
- Added Mesh Height
- Backpack Blower Rack
- Gas Can Rack
- Trimmer Rack
- Hand Tool Rack
- Rope Ring with E-Trac Fitting
- Rope RIng w/Nylon Lead & E-Trac Fitting
- Tongue Tool Box
- Stabilizer Jack
- Electric Jack
When it comes to customizing your trailer the options are almost endless. If you want other options that aren’t handled in our shop such as added length or height, different colors, or shelving you’ll have to contact our special order trailer pro by giving us a call at 336-276-0329.
To look over a more extensive list of what’s possible then head over to our custom trailer blog here and look for the enclosed and utility trailer sections.
To get more immediate help and information just give us a call and ask for our custom trailer pro.
Without trailers, landscaping businesses are almost impossible. So, we hope we have given you a good overview of the buying process when choosing a landscape trailer for sale.
Remember the four factors to keep in mind are Open or Enclosed, Size, Weight Ratings, and Customizations.
Don’t hesitate to call us at 336-276-0329 if you have any questions or are ready to start buying!
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