New Pressure Washing Business Venture, Thoughts on These Trailer Units


#1

Trying to take my pressure washing business to the next level so I’m looking at these new, nice looking units from Northern Tool:
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&ipp=48&Ntt=northstar+proshot

Any thoughts on these? Guessing not many have had experience with them if they are new, but thought I’d ask before making the investment.

Thanks in advance!


#2

No way I would spend that kind of money for one of those. Compare to this:

http://www.powerwash.com/pressure-wash-trailers.html


#3

Check these guys out.
http://www.muddogtrailers.com
I am thinking about looking into one of their trailers here soon. They will customize it how you want it.

Here is my Northern Tool rig I picked up a month or so ago that only had 150 hours on it. I calculated it to be roughly $9,000 in equipment and I got it from a guy for $5,000. It’s not the best rig because I have very little room for storage and all the extra equipment but I think for the price I got a good deal.


#4

Build your own


#5

More cost effective to build your own. There is absolutely no storage room left on those trailers, you would need an empty truck to store your gear.


#6

Build your own bc the first time something dont work you wont have any idea what to do. Get familiar with your equipment and setup if you havent dropped the F BOMB while working on your trailer at least 100 times odds are your doing it wrong :slight_smile:


#7

I’m doing it wrong


#8

Your an exception @Innocentbystander your like a seasoned pro us guys who are starting or only a few years into it need the hands on in my opinion.


#9

Seems like a good deal on your Northern Tool used package, good find! I will most likely be using my truck bed for extra storage if needed. The mud dog trailers are interesting too, thanks for passing along.


#10

I make all kinds of mistakes, I just don’t drop the f bomb :slight_smile:


#11

Just substitute pressure washing for all kinds of curse words. “This pressure washing piece of pressure washer…”


#12

'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
Euripides


#13

These are the only tools you need to fix any pressure washing trailer woes you may suffer.

@no-pressure I’d avoid anything with northern tool or the north star name unless you love frustration and throwing away money.

If I had to pay even $5 extra for fancy rims on a trailer that is going to take a beating I’d walk out the door. That’s the lowest complaint on my long list of complaints with northern tool.


#14

“Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”
-Missouri’s own Mark Twain


#15

I saw that on CL a little while ago. Interesting


#16

Propane?


#17

Torch and vise grips.


#18

I just bought the exact same rig from Northern tool last June. I’m new to the industry and going through a huge learning curve right now but satisfied with this unit so far.