My wife has given me the go ahead to buy some equipment and I am having a hard time deciding.
Background: First by letting me say that I will be insured and licensed as well as full health insurance. Currently I have a Honda SUV with a small towing capacity so tow weight is a factor until I can prove to my family that this is viable and get a truck with some grunt.
Goal is houses and roofs to start so hot water is not absolutely needed although it would be nice but to keep towing weight down I am only looking at a cold water setup right now.
Local dealer and chemical guy who is very nice and very helpful with my questions says he can build me a trailer as follows.
4000lb trailer with 13 HP Honda with belt drive CAT pump. 3500 psi/ 4 GPM. 225 gallon tank. Hose reel. 100feet of hose and tips, filters etc. x-Jet. $3900.
Now I know I would never have that tank in use until I got a truck it would look more professional even if I was just using a garden hose direct to the pump.
The dealer is really the only guy around here and I would like to give him the business if I can.
Knowing that GPM is a timesaver I have been looking at the machines from WaterResearch like this one on Ebay.
I see some real pluses and minuses with this unit. On the plus side the trailer is quite small and will take up little space in the garage. It has two engines so if one goes down you still have one to finish a job at 4GPM. At 8GPM you can really rinse fast. If I ever got a helper I could convert it to two lines easily. Float tank is small enough that towing it full won't be a problem and with two hose inlets and some careful timing of movement of equipment it should prove adequate. Everyone around here is on town water with good pressure.
Minuses include. No real room on trailer for extra hose, traffic safety cones or chemicals. Thought I could have someone weld a shelf that sits above whole unit for hoses and cones and put one chemical rack on the front near the tounge.
Would appreciate the advice of you more experienced people on what you think a good first trailer rig might be.