“When was the last time you checked your air pressure?”
Well, this is a question we ask a lot here at Red Hen. There is a tire gauge next to our cash register for a reason.
I always tell myself I am going to count how many tires I fill up every year and never do so. But I can tell you it’s a lot.
It all started about 8 years ago when I noticed a lot of trailers and sometimes trucks would have start to get loaded, but then would have to be unloaded so that they could drive back to the office to use our air pump.
Now the important thing to understand is how we operate as a team. If it needs to get done, we do it. But if we can be smart about it, why unload a trailer just because no one checked the air pressure?
I have sent our semis out with forklifts to save customers from what was becoming a bad day.
Take the time to grab a tire gauge and check your air pressure.
The last thing I want to see on the way home is a customer pulled over with a flat tire.
Oh, and for MORE TIPS on picking sod up safely, check out our blog post, “Hauling and Trailering Sod Safely and Efficiently #PickingUpSod #Trailering” (CLICK HERE)
— Jeremy and the Red Hen Turf Farm Crew
P.S. If you are curious about renting a truck and/or trailer, here are some handy links to check for availability in your local area:
LOWE’S rents Pick-Up Trucks – https://www.lowes.com/l/truck-rentals.html
HOME DEPOT also rents Pick-Up Trucks – https://www.homedepot.com/c/truck_rental
HOME DEPOT also rents Trailers – https://www.homedepot.com/c/moving_supplies_equipment_rental
U-HAUL rents Trucks and Trailers – https://www.uhaul.com/
MacALLISTER RENTALS operates throughout Indiana and Michigan and rents Trailers – https://www.macallisterrentals.com/rental/trailer-rental/
If you’re in the South Bend Area, BURNS RENTALS offers Trailer for rent – https://burnstoolrentals.com/equipment.asp?action=category&category=33
For the South Bend Area, MICHIANA RENTALl is another source to rent a Trailer – https://mtrental.com/tools/trailers/