So, you’ve decided to start a business, but you need a trailer to haul your equipment. Or, you’re in the market for a new trailer to haul your materials in because your current one is on its last leg. Before you make the decision on which trailer to buy, you’ll need to do ample research and shopping around before you find the right one for you.

There isn’t a one size fits all deal when it comes to trailers. It would make the decision process much easier, but it could be a catastrophe for any business owner to try and fit his tools and equipment in a travel trailer with a full kitchen, bathroom and be. Everyone has different needs, so having just a few trailers to choose from certainly wouldn’t make sense. This is why we carry all different kinds of trailers for our customers, like cargo trailers, dump trailers, horse trailers, car hauler trailers, and flatbed trailers.

That’s why you should choose an experienced dealer like Diamond K Sales to help you in choosing the perfect trailer for your business. We have many new and used trailers for you to shop, and we’re one of the best dealers in the state of Oregon. We’ll help you every step of the way, but here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding which trailer to buy for your business.

Consider your tow vehicle

Let’s consider a few basics! You more than likely already own a truck or SUV that’s powerful enough to tow your trailer, but it’s always a good idea to check the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of your vehicle and your trailer to ensure they’re compatible. Simply put, this number is the maximum weight that’s permitted when fully loaded.

Safety and Quality

The main purpose of a trailer is to safely transport all your equipment from site to site. You’re more than likely hauling thousands of pounds of equipment around, so your trailer needs to be sturdy and efficient. It’s also important to consider ease of loading and uploading your equipment to make sure your work as safely as possible. Think about the quality here, too, because you don’t want to save a few hundred bucks now just to keep replacing cheap parts down the road.

Trailer Weight

The weight of the trailer is also an important characteristic you should consider when purchasing the right one for you. It will determine how heavy duty of a tow vehicle you’ll need along with the extent of the payload it will be able to carry. Knowing how much what you’re towing weighs is critical in choosing the right trailer. You also have to factor in your truck or SUV’s towing capacity when deciding on a trailer.

Future Growth

If you want it to, your small business can easily expand into a small empire. For this reason, you must consider buying extra space in your trailer. It might cost more upfront, but you’ll reap the benefits once your business does grow and you find yourself needing more and more space each year.

When searching for a trailer, try not to think in the moment. Project a few years down the road and consider where your business might be then. Will you have more equipment? Probably. More necessary items to carry with you and store? Absolutely! Thinking into the future will not only save you money, but will help you decide where you want your business to be.

Considering all of these factors is critical in finding the ideal landscaping trailer for you, thus keeping your business booming. If you’re in the market for a new trailer, we know it can be easy to pick the first one you see because you’re so excited to buy it, but it will pay off to do plenty of research on figuring out what your perfect trailer looks like. It could be different than your competitors, and that’s okay! It’s just important to think about safety, size and design before you buy.

As always, feel free to contact us at (541) 203-2458 for any questions you have about choosing the right trailer. Our brands include PJ Trailers, Great Northern, Summit Trailers, and our own Diamond K, and we want you to choose what’s best for you! For more information, contact us today.

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