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Equipment color, need opinions.. yeh or neh? (see pic)

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by BillA, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Tell me what you guys think, we had an extra 2 stage blower sitting so I decided to give it a quick paintjob. Been wanting to take the trucks in to have them painted so they all match...a little branding i guess, and this is pretty close to the color scheme I was thinking, deep blue with black wheels, ect. then the company logo all the way down the side (white letters, silver shadow) . What do you guys think, yeh or neh??

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  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Seems like a way to destroy any resale on equipment. Trucks on the other hand... Sounds like a plan.
     
  3. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    I was kind of thinking that too about the resale on equipment, cant see me painting any of our equiptment this color ( minus this blower of course, which needed paint anyway ), mostly wanted to see what everyone thought of the scheme for the trucks. I appreciate the input.
     
  4. Calvinslawns

    Calvinslawns Member
    Messages: 34

    I like it, but the black rims I'm not sure on.
     
  5. graystonelbz

    graystonelbz Member
    Messages: 40

    Do what makes you happy....matching equipment always looks nice
     
  6. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I would say go for it, there was a mom and pop shop down the street from me, (Used home owner equip.) would custom paint equip, either sports teams or which ever color scheme customers would want. He was very successful. I LOVE THE IDEA
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    I like it, the blower looks cool.
     
  8. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Thanks guys, I defiantly appreciate everyone's opinions! Think I will have one of the trucks painted this way and see how it turns out, I will post some pics when I do.
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Here is a shot of our equipment. All the newest trucks in the last few years are all painted sonic blue. In this picture the two box trucks are most noticeable. There were a number of years where ford didn't offer a brighter blue, so we do have some darker blue trucks as well.
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  10. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Your fleet looks great, so did you buy all of your trucks already blue or did you have some painted to match?
     
  11. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Mdb -I know this may be a hard question to answer, but from a branding standpoint do you think having all the trucks, ect matching plays a big role in landing jobs? Of course I know it cant hurt, more so I mean is it worth it to have all my equiptment painted the same, in your opinion? I just love the idea of people knowing right away that a truck belongs to my company without even having to see my company name...I know I find myself doing it all the time
     
  12. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268


    Answering your own question????
     
  13. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    I guess in a way :D I was just asking for his opinion
     
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Having a matching fleet of equipment is very important imo. There's a company down the road from me that has many different color trucks and several different color trailers, unless I read the door I have no idea who's stuff it is. On the other hand the company I plow for has a very recognizable color scheme that people easily remember. It's simple but grabs your attention. People ask me who I plow for and as soon as I say the company name they ask me if the trucks and trailers are all *insert colors here* and how they've seen them around and how nice they look.
     
  15. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    I feel the same way, people remember that kind of stuff.
     
  16. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    All of our trucks, are the same color, with the same stickers ...equipment stays its original color. Doesn't help get the job done, but sure looks good for fleet pictures to put on advertising
     
  17. cosgo

    cosgo Member
    Messages: 63

    You could always do a wrap. Peel it off when youre done
     
  18. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    That was an idea we were tossing around too, I haven't looked into pricing too much. Was thinking doing a two tone leaving the top 1/3 or so the stock color and doing the lower 2/3 in vinyl with the company logo printed right on it
     
  19. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    We looked into some wraps, but they are pretty costly. You can basically get a truck painted for the same cost of a wrap. Be careful which color scheme you go with. Its a big commitment to keep everything the same color. When we buy trucks we try to buy blue. If we can't or are looking for a used truck, we know we will have to paint. If you decide to do a two tone, that means you will have to paint every truck you ever buy which may be costly. Our color choice has meant huge things for branding. Everybody in town knows us for the color of our trucks. The bigger you get, the more important it is to stay consistent.
     
  20. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Thanks mdb, that's alot if good info and gives me some things to think about. You definatly right about it being a big commitment, I think it's worth it too. I have been thinking two tone alot, but you make a good point about every truck having to be painted then. Thanks again for your input, it's appreciated!