Sunday, April 30, 2006

Do I Need a Chipper Body

Do you do alot of tree cutting and branch trimming? Do you use a chipper that you own yourself or do you rent one? These are questions you are going to want to ask yourself before deciding whether you need a chipper body. A Chipper body can be put on the back of your pickup truck to collect the chips from the chipper. Then you can add these chips to a pile for selling retail or use them yourself for landscaping. If you do alot of land clearing you can create quite a substantial pile of wood chips that you can then sell for an added profit. Wood chips are in big demand in the spring time when people start to do more landscaping. They are used around trees and shrubs to give property a more professional finished appearance. You will see wood chips used alot around commercial landscaping and on medians as well. Depending on what type of look you want some landscapers use different colors and types of wood chips. One place that sells an easy to install chipper body is Florida Earth Movers. They have a wide selection of chipper body sizes and prices to choose from. Their Chipper body unit is manufactured with 10 and 12 gauge steel and weighs approximately 800 lbs. It bolts on to the top rail of the dump body and has four hooks mounted on each side of the top of it for easy installation and removal. When mounted on top of the standard dump body, the chipper will hold 10 1/2 cubic yards of material. I hope this information helps you to make a more educated decision about whether you need a chipper body and what size you would like to get.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Global Warming Blamed for 2005 Hurricanes

A leading U.S. government storm expert blames last year's devastating hurricane season on global warming, Reuters hurricane reports. "The hurricanes we are seeing are indeed a direct result of climate change and it's no longer something we'll see in the future, it's happening now," said Greg Holland of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
Is that enough warning for you?
How much more heads up do you need-get out the survival gear-we are in for a long hard storm season ahead.
Plan A be prepared for the storm and Plan B be prepared for cleaning up after the storm.
One way to make cleanup easier is to get a dump trailer. I can't emphasize enough how much easier it is to cleanup after a storm with one. It's great to have a place to throw all that storm debris and a way to haul it off for easy dumping. I think I've written enough about how to find the one that is right for you in previous articles so get started and find a dump trailer now while the weather is fine.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Super Storms Linked To Global Warming

One of the fiercest tropical storms to hit Australia has scientists and environmentalists concerned that global warming could lead to more super cyclones. Cyclones are what hurricanes are called in the Pacific so one could also say that global warming may also contribute to hurricanes as well. Ask anyone along the gulf coast and they will definitely say the ocean is like bathwater already and bound to get hotter. Even the raspberries here in Florida are ripening earlier. Is that a sign of global warming like so many other earlier than usual signs of spring and summer we are hearing about around the globe. Well with that in mind let's just assume we are going to get hit with weather as bad as if not worse than last year and be better prepared. Tune up your generator, set aside your survival gear and get plenty of food and water. It's gonna be a long hot summer. And don't just stand around wondering how you are gonna haul away all the mess that's left behind. Get a dump trailer. Isn't that a bit overkill you are saying. I think you have a better idea for hauling debris or are you gonna wait till you are standing there surrounded by it scratching your head wondering what to do. I hope you won't need a big dump trailer, maybe just a small one will do. But now is the time to think about it.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

How to Know What Type of Dump Trailer You Need

It's difficult to know what size or type of dump trailer you will need when you are planning to do many different types of work with it. It is best to write down all the different things you want to accomplish with it such as collecting debris to be taken to the dump, hauling dirt for landscaping, hauling cedar chips for landscaping,etc. Think about how much room you are going to need for these tasks.
Ask yourself what types of vehicles do you have that can pull a dump trailer, what is their hauling capacity. Look in the owners manual for each vehicle to be sure. These are all questions you need to answer for yourself before shopping around for a dump trailer or a trailer of any kind.
After you have these questions answered it is a good idea to call around to many different manufacturer of dump trailers to see which ones take the time to answer your questions. Are they pushy and try to rush you into purchasing a certain model without listening to you or do they truly take the time to listen to your concerns? Are they pleasant even after you tell them you will get back to them later? A good salesperson never closes the door but leaves it open to future possibilities.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Spring is Boomtime for Landscaping Business

Now is the time to buy that new equipment for your landscaping business if you haven't already. Spring is here in the southern part of the US and things are warming up north. Everyone is thinking about landscaping and gardening this time of year. Be sure you have a big enough utility trailer to carry all that new equipment you probably have already purchased. Perhaps you are needing to add another trailer to haul extra equipment around for all that new business you are now getting. I have seen some lawn maintenance companies show up with two trailers and two pickup trucks full of workers at a time to get the job done faster, especially on commercial projects like condominiums and apartments. Don't get left behind in the race to get those landscaping contracts. Be sure you have the equipment to do the job right.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Got a Pickup Truck but Need a Dump Truck?

Got a pickup truck but need a dump truck? You can turn your pickup truck into a dump truck with the dump trailer and dump bodies from Florida Earth Movers! Whether you are in the landscaping business, construction business, storm cleanup business or just doing alot of yard work there is a large selection of dump trailers to choose from. You may have seen the many different types of dump trailers hard at work in such hard hit places as Florida and New Orleans after the hurricanes and now even in the mid west after all those tornadoes. If you live in any of these area do yourself a big favor and get one before you need it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cleaning up After Tornadoes

Tennessee was hard hit by tornadoes this week- dump trucks were needed to haul away the wreckage. Tornadoes were spotted in about 10 Tennessee counties Friday, the second wave of deadly storms to hit the state in less than a week. Some residents of the hardest hit areas are starting to clear up the debris themselves not wanting to wait for overwhelmed dump trucks. If you find yourself going into these disaster areas to help cleanup you might want to bring along a good dump trailer to help out.
You can find dump trailers of all sizes at Florida Earth Movers and financing is available. Buying a dump trailer is a good investment in your disaster cleanup business or as a way to help yourself and your neighbors.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Hurricane Season Forecasters Predict 17 Hurricanes

Hurricane season is coming soon and as many of you saw on the news-there have been an inordinate number of tornadoes lately. I think this year is going to present more storms than last year-or at least just as many. According to the weather forecasters we will have 17 hurricanes this year-which is equal to the number last year and at least 5 of them will a category 3 or above. So I think it behooves everyone to be more prepared this time around.
One way of getting ready is to get a really good dump trailer for your pickup truck. Even if you don't end up needing it this year, you can still use it for yard work and I'm sure that you will find many neighbors that would love to rent it from you. If you get the kind that attaches to a trailer hitch it can be pulled by many different types of heavy duty pickup trucks. The Dump Trailers at Florida Earth Movers are reasonably priced and if you tell them what kind of vehicle you have to pull it with they can help you pick out which one would be best for you.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

What is a Dump Trailer

A dump truck is a truck used for transporting materials (usually gravel or some type of soil) for construction. A typical dump truck is equipped with a hydraulically operated open-box bed hinged at the rear, the front of which can be lifted up to allow the contents to be deposited on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.
A dump trailer works primarily the same way but is pulled behind a truck as a separate vehicle from the truck. Depending on what type of dump trailer you get the connections to the truck it is being pulled by vary. Most dump trailers can be pulled by a pickup truck equipped with a reese hitch, fifth wheel or ball hitch. When shopping for a dump trailer be sure you look for the one that will work with the type of hitch you already have on your truck or plan on getting one that will work.
I have found the people at Florida Earth Movers are very knowledgeable about these things for the best thing to do would be to call them, as I am sure they can be of great help with such matters.