Boiled Peanut Trailer

by Bill
(Georgia)

Boiled Peanut Trailer, with two 130,000 BTU propane burners

Boiled Peanut Trailer, with two 130,000 BTU propane burners

Boiled Peanut Trailer, with two 130,000 BTU propane burners
Boiled Peanut Trailer. D.O.T. approved with a 2000 pound capacity

I manufacture, and sell fully equipped boiled peanut trailers. Our boiled peanut trailers have everything you need to start a very profitable business, full time or part time.

Our basic model boiled peanut trailer includes:

  • Two 27.5 gallon stainless steel pots with custom made heavy duty lids. Each pot cooks and serves 25 lb of peanuts.

  • Two 130,000 BTU wind shielded high pressure propane burners, featuring hard piped copper gas lines with separate brass valves. This allows each burner, and each propane tank to operate independently.

  • Two adjustable propane regulators, two full 20 lb propane tanks.

  • Trailer lift, stainless steel quart scoop.

The trailer is a 4' x 6' (10' including tongue), which is sized to fit into 10' event spaces, and still have room to work. It is D.O.T. approved with a 2000 pound capacity, and is titled. This basic model trailer is equipped with everything you need to start a very profitable business.

The setup can also be used for pork skins, hot dogs, corn or anything else that boils or deep fries. Only the best parts were used to fabricate this trailer. I can add anything you want, but the basic trailer is complete with everything you need to cook, and serve boiled peanuts.

Complete cooking instructions, recipe, supplies, and replacement parts information will be provided with each purchase. I'm always available after the sale for any further questions you may have. Boiled peanuts are a year round concession.

See our basic trailer, and contact information in the photos above. Custom trailers built to your specifications are also for sale.

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Apr 19, 2015
Trailer
by: Kathy

How much would a business like this cost to get started?


Dec 07, 2015
Fundraiser for church
by: Anna

I am with a church that does a lot of selling and we are looking for a peanut boiler that will handle 100 and what is the cost?

Dec 12, 2015
I bought one
by: Anonymous

We received exactly what was promised to us at purchase. However, after maintaining the equipment as instructed, one of the pots had rusted through completely in two weeks. I provided picture evidence to the maker and he told me he would get back to me.


Dec 25, 2015
About negative review
by: Bill Croft

This customer contacted me about the pot problem, and I immediately began the process of solving the problem. The pot had a thirty day defect warranty from the manufacturer. I contacted the manufacturer, and informed them of the situation.

The manufacturer assured me he would replace the pot. He needed pictures, inside and outside, of the pot. I forwarded them to the manufacturer, and the pot was replaced.

The customer has since contacted me, and assured me he would provide a favorable reference to anyone interested. I stand by my product, if given the chance.

I've been building the trailers for ten years with minimal problems, which were all solved because of mutual cooperation between customers, and myself. I can provide multiple references including one from this customer.

Dec 27, 2015
Amendment to Previous
by: Negative Review

As noted above, the pot was replaced once the pictures were obtained. Croft did, in fact, stand by his word and replaced the faulty equipment. I would like to add that I have found that boiling peanuts can be an incredibly profitable business, and Croft has plenty of knowledge and expertise to share.

If you are interested in pursuing this venture, please disregard my previous comment, as the problem was resolved after it was posted.

Jan 17, 2016
Defective pots
by: Bill Croft

I was mislead by the manufacturer of the pots that I recently used on my trailers. This is the second customer that complained about these pots. The manufacturer told me that occasionally there is this problem with the pots rusting. Those pots are advertised by the manufacturer as 100% stainless steel. I have used a lot of these pots on several trailers without any complaints, or problems. For the last customer that had this problem I was able to get the pot replaced, and he has had no further issues.

As a result of the problem with the pots, I have returned to using 55 gallon stainless steel drums on my trailers. I have used these stainless steel drums for ten years without ever having an issue. The reason I switched was because of the availability of the drums. I have now reestablished a source for the drums and they will be used on all my future trailers.

I do my very best to satisfy all my customers. I would be a fool not to. I can assure anyone that my trailers are a very good product, and by returning to the stainless steel drums that that there will be no problems in the future.

If you have any concerns, I have dozens of references that verify the quality of my trailers. I, unknowingly, made a mistake by using the the pots that had the problems. I used them on about 15 trailers, and had two complaints. If you'd like to see how I was misled, you can get on eBay, search for "120 qt stainless steel cook pots" and see for yourself how the pots are advertised. The listings states that they are 100% stainless steel. I had no idea that they sometimes had problems.

Returning to the stainless steel drums eliminates the only problem that I've ever encountered in the ten years while I have manufactured these trailers.
Bill Croft

Mar 14, 2016
The peanut trailer
by: BenNation

When I purchased my trailer I had absolutely no experience in making or selling boiled peanuts. I bought the setup from Bill with the 2 pots and burners plus the umbrella sometime in 2011. I used it for about a year before circumstance persuaded me to sell it. Mr. Croft was very pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable about the industry. The trailer was very well built, constructed of high quality material. The way in which the gas lines and valves are setup make it easy to use and deal with. With the purchase I received an information packet with sales strategies and recipe information that, along with Bills patient answers to all my questions, were indispensable. I was not just satisfied with the purchase, but very happy. I had a lot of fun selling and of course eating tons of boiled peanuts. I would highly recommend Bill Crofts peanut trailer.

Mar 18, 2016
Customer Satisfaction
by: Bill Croft

Ben,
I appreciate the positive review of my product and services. You are a valued customer. If there's any way I can assist you, in the future, contact me.
Bill

Mar 24, 2016
What is a fair price?
by: Kay Inabinet

Thank you so much for all your great helpful information!

My nephew is 45 yrs old raising 10 yr old twins, boy & a girl. He has just boiled a 30 qt pot of boiled peanuts & they are great. Twins' mother died when they were 9 months old & he is a stay at home dad & has done a great job. He REALLY needs to make some money, but he (we) put them in qt size bags & only got 5 bags, not weighed & says he's going to sell them for $5 a bag.

Could you please write me back and let me know what a fair price really is? They were cooked last night so not put in plastic bags while hot.

I think you mentioned containers that he could use & sell them while hot, right from the pot like you use. He needs to know what size(s) and fair price. Now I'm going back to read everything that you wrote.

My email address is: kayinabinet@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your help. We are in Lugoff, S.C. next to Camden.


Mar 27, 2016
Fair price for peanuts
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure I understand your question, but I'll try my best to answer it.

In a 30 gallon pot, you should be cooking 25 pounds of peanuts. That should yield approximately 55 quart bags. I'm not sure how many you cooked to only get 5? It cost the same, in propane, to cook 55 as it does 5.

If you're pre bagging and trying to sell them cold, that's not going to work out for you. I sell mine hot right out of the pot. I bag them in food grade plastic bags. They don't melt. Some people use cups, but they are bulky and expensive.

As for pricing, here's the breakdown. Peanuts cost approx $1 a quart to produce. That includes the peanuts, salt, bags and propane. If you cook 25 pounds and get 55 quart bags it cost you $55. If you sell them for $5 a quart, your profit is $220 for each 25 pounds cooked. That's a very good profit margin. I sell mine for $4 a quart, which is still a good profit.

If you want to make very good money, you have to have a trailer. The trailer I sell has two 27.5 gallon pots. Each pot cooks 25 pounds of peanuts. The trailer makes everything a lot easier. Frankly, peanuts are almost impossible to do without a trailer. It's too much work! The trailers I sell are completely equipped with everything you need to cook and serve peanuts.

Included in the purchase is a complete information package. I'm always available after the purchase for any further questions you may have. If you don't have a trailer, peanuts are nothing more than a hobby. With a trailer, they are a very profitable, year round, life long cash business. I hope this info helps answer your questions.

Bill

Mar 27, 2016
Previous comment
by: Bill Croft

In my previous answer to the question from Kay. I misunderstood the fact that you used a 30 Quart pot to cook the peanuts. I thought you meant a 30 Gallon pot. A 30 Quart pot is too small except for personal use.

Bill

Apr 17, 2016
Downsized
by: KPnutz

Can you make a trailer that could be fitted to a three wheel bicycle? But light to have all the trimmings including a small sink and work table that is connected and maybe folds down. If this is a task you feel that your up to contact me at k3v_77@yahoo.com.

Thanks, looking to hear from you soon.

Apr 18, 2016
Price
by: John

Price of trailer. I'm interested in bringing boiled peanuts from the South to Midwest Ohio. Loved them while living in Florida.

Apr 20, 2016
Customized Trailer
by: Bill

Although, I do custom trailers, the customer usually adds whatever they want to the basic model. As far as a trailer to be customized to a three wheel bicycle, I don't think it would work. The standard trailer can be pulled easily with a compact car. With the equipment, you mentioned adding, I don't think it could be pulled by a bicycle. It would just be too physically challenging. If you wanted to try it, simply mount a 1 7/8" ball on the back of the bike. I wouldn't recommend it. Sinks are rarely required. If it isn't, I wouldn't install one. I advise customers to start with basic trailer and add items as needed.
Having said all that, if you had a sketch or plan, I would try my best to meet your needs. If you do have an idea of how you want it done, contact me at wccroft@gmail.com.
Bill

Apr 20, 2016
Trailer costs
by: Bill

Hi John,
The two pot trailer retails for $2500 total. The four pot is $3500 and the six pot is $4500. All models are complete with everything you need to cook and serve peanuts.

Here's some further information.

The standard trailer includes; 2 - 27 1/2 gal stainless steel pots with heavy duty custom made lids.(each pot cooks and serves 25# of peanuts). 2 - 130,000 BTU wind shielded high pressure burners (hard piped w/ copper gas line w/ separate brass valves, which allows each burner and each propane tank to operate independently). 2 - adjustable regulators. 2 full 20# propane tanks. A swivel trailer lift. A stainless steel 1 qt scoop. Parts used for cooking (pots, lids, scoop) are stainless steel. The trailer is a 4x6' (10' including the tongue) which is sized to fit into 10' event spaces and still have room to work. It is D.O.T. approved, has a 2000# capacity and is titled. This basic model trailer is fully equipped with everything needed to cook and serve peanuts and start a very profitable business, full time or part time. Peanuts cost $.75 a qt to produce and sell for $4.00 or more. Unsold peanuts can be frozen and reheated for later use or precooked and frozen for large events. The setup can also be used for pork skins, hot dogs, corn, stews or anything else that boils or deep fries. Only the best parts are used to fabricate this trailer. Custom trailers are available. No experience is needed. Complete cooking instructions, recipe, supplies and replacement parts are provided with purchase. I'm always available, after the sale, for any further questions you may have. The season is always just getting started. Peanuts are a year round concession. The sell as well in the Summer as in the Winter and the profit margin is amazing. A great fundraiser for any type of organization (churches, scouting, band boosters, sports teams, charities, etc.). A great money maker at school and county sporting events, festivals, car shows, races, rodeos, etc., or roadside stands. Fresh vegetables are a great addition in their season.








May 08, 2016
Location
by: Anonymous

Hello, just wondering where you are located and how can I get in touch with you.
Please email me your information to tbritt3@hotmail.com

Thank you.
Toni

May 10, 2016
Email
by: Bill

Hi Toni,
Here's my email address;
wccroft@gmail.com
Bill

Sep 06, 2016
How to get these people eating my peanuts
by: Andy in Nebraska

I would love to introduce boiled peanuts here; absolutely no one makes them around me. I think boiled peanuts are a great football watching snack, which is big around here.

I thought I could try them out at local farmer's markets and see if enough people like them to justify buying one of your trailers.

Is this trailer easy to re-sell if things don't work out and these Northerners really hate boiled nuts?

Sep 12, 2016
Peanut eating
by: Bill Croft

Hi Andy in Nebraska,
Usually, in locations that don't typically have boiled peanuts, my customers do very well. No competition is a great thing! You could try selling them in various places, but there's no substitute for a trailer. When the pots are boiling and the smell of fresh peanuts are in the air it draws in the customers. The trick is to get them to try them. Usually, once they do, they're hooked. A trailer, lots of signs and a good spot are the secrets to success. I don't have any problem selling trailers nationwide. I don't imagine reselling them would be much of a problem. Now is the time to find out. The Fall is just around the corner! It's the busiest and best time to get started. It's really not much to invest in a chance to make a lot of money. If it doesn't work out, you can resell and get most of your money back. Give it a shot. I'll provide all the info and support to get you going.
Bill

Sep 18, 2016
Want to buy 2 pots
by: Jerry Humphrey

I was wondering how much for just 2 pots. I've got a trailer & thought about making my own pots out of a stainless steel 55 gallon drum but my mig welder isn't set up to weld aluminum. I don't need the gas lines or burners, just 2 pots & the lids. Thanks.

Oct 05, 2016
Trailer Pulling
by: Dane

What speed can you pull that 4x6 trailer at before it wants to sway bad behind tow vehicle?

Oct 07, 2016
Towing
by: Bill

I've towed the trailer at 65+ mph with no problems. I live in Georgia and have had customers tow the trailer, as far away as Texas, with no problems. The added weight, of equipment and peanuts, stabilizes the trailer. It is a DOT approved trailer.

Oct 16, 2016
Thanks Bill
by: Rev. Jeff Vaughn

Hey Bill, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You". As you know, I purchased the peanut trailer 3 weeks ago and it has already generated me a total of $2330.00 in additional income which all goes toward my ministry ThumbsUp Ministries. This is only approximately with only about 18 hrs. of work not including cooking the "Goobers".

You have been there to coach me in my new venture with full support since I am new to this industry. I would refer anyone who ask to you because you are exactly who you say you are.

I can't wait for my 4th week in the business to totally kill this thing. Thanks again Bill and if anyone wants to contact me for questions or comments please feel free to call, text or e-mail me...

Rev. Jeff Vaughn
770-369-3390
thumbsupministries@gmail.com

Nov 23, 2016
Bubba'a Hot Jumbo Boiled Peanuts
by: Albert Garrard

I bought this setup just a few weeks ago and it has been great. I set up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the first day out I made $ 184.00 and have made over $600.00 in a three day weekend. This is the greatest deal I have tried. Thank you Mr. Croft.

Dec 12, 2016
Cost of trailer and pots
by: George

Very interested in your trailer peanut hookup. I am in Baltimore. What are your delivery options?

Thank you

Dec 19, 2016
Shipping trailers
by: Bill

Hi George,
Sorry, but I don't ship the trailers. I have had customers make the arrangements to ship them on their own. The trailer would have to be paid in full before the shipping. If you have any further questions, you can contact me at wccroft@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Bill

Jan 11, 2017
Help
by: James

Would u sell me everything but the trailer? And what would it cost me?

Jan 11, 2017
Peanut Trailer
by: Tony

If I was to buy one where are you at to pick it up?


Jan 15, 2017
Trailer pickup location
by: Bill

Hi Tony,
I live in Dawsonville, Ga. It's about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Most customers pick up on weekends, but any day can be scheduled.
Bill


Jan 26, 2017
equipment only
by: nick

Hello, do you sell the pots, burners etc. To install on one's own trailer? Thanks, nick
Jonesboro, ga.

Jan 27, 2017
Equipment
by: Bill

Hi Nick,
I can sell the equipment for you to install on your trailer or I can install it. I don't know which way you want to do it. Contact me at my email, wccroft@gmail.com, and we'll discuss it.
Bill

Jan 29, 2017
Spring coming fast!
by: Bill

Just a reminder, not that you need one, that Spring is right around the corner! It's the unofficial start to the boiled peanut and produce season. It's going to get very busy with Spring, Summer and Fall activities. Roadside stands have to be established early in the year before the potential areas are claimed by others. Building the trailers, I really feel the pinch! Once the weather improves, I usually begin to get backed up on orders. I don't cut corners to produce a faster product. I manufacture the same quality trailer, no matter what time of year. Because of volume, the timeline on providing the trailers increases. At present, it takes about 10 days from the time I receive the order. As orders accumulate, that time will increase. I encourage anyone wanting to get a nice early start, to order as soon as possible. Everything needed to cook and serve peanuts is included with the complete trailer. No experience is needed. I provide a complete info package and after sale support as long as you need it. So, get you a trailer now and get out there and start making some excellent cash! Full or part time, life long, no boss, cash, fun business with one investment that's earned back quickly! Sounds good, doesn't it? Believe me, it's great!

Feb 26, 2017
Boiled Peanuts in Utah
by: Anonymous

Have you had any customers from Utah or surrounding states inquired about starting a boiled peanut business? I've loved them since a young age but never ran into anyone who had heard of them. I have a vacant snow cone shack and was thinking of using that. Just curious.

Mar 09, 2017
Utah peanuts
by: Bill

I've sold trailers in Texas, California and New Mexico, but not in Utah. The customers, in those states, have done very well because of no competition. They had problems, at first, with people not knowing what boiled peanuts taste like. Once they got established, their sales began to increase. They use lots of signage and provide samples. It doesn't take long to build a customer base. The snow cone building sounds good. I would decorate it, loudly, to attract as much attention as possible. You should be able to make some good money.
Bill


Mar 12, 2017
Desert Goobers
by: Lorrie

Bill, do you finance?

Mar 20, 2017
Financing
by: Bill

Sorry Lorrie, I don't finance. Your initial investment can be recovered rather quickly, especially if you do big fairs and festivals. I profit more than what the trailer cost in one big weekend festival. I do the Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, Ga. There's 120,000 people there for the three day event. I always clear more than the cost of the trailer that weekend.

Bill

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