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nwlandscaping
03-14-2007, 06:11 AM
I just bought a new 6x10 Mirage enclosed trailer yesterday. However it is my first and I was unaware of all the additive things that I will need just to transport my equipment. I've noticed that weed trimmer racks are quite expensive and hoping to find it for a cheaper price. It also seems I will need to get the etrack so I can mount my JD. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not exactly sure how do prep my trailer for my equipment.

rsls
03-14-2007, 06:29 AM
i have some for sale if you want to email me

HydroCutter
03-14-2007, 09:14 AM
landscaperracks.com

Petr51488
03-14-2007, 11:13 AM
Make the racks out of 2x4's and bolt them to the top rail of the trailer.

briancom
03-17-2007, 01:49 AM
NW landscape, I built all my racks and holders from wood and some hooks from home depot, gimme some time this weekend ,i'll take some pics, so easy and simple you wont believe it and strong as an ox, mine have lasted for 1.5 years so far and show no signs of wear or fatigue.

gardenpro
03-17-2007, 02:31 AM
Please to attach some pics. Thanks.

GreenN'Clean
03-17-2007, 10:48 AM
Id sell it and upgrade to a bigger trailer because you can always use more trailer space. Id get at least a 7' x 14' or even an 18 footer

briancom
03-19-2007, 01:35 AM
Well here are some photos of my efficient setup, well it works for me. note rakes on ceiling, gas cans and trimmer supplies at doorway. Ohh , And if you go enclosed make sure you prime and paint the whole inside of the trailer, gives it reflective light and keeps stains down to a minimum.

Rizzo
03-19-2007, 01:58 AM
That's genius! What a use of every bit of space! I especially like the rakes on the ceiling and the cradles/shelves for the trimmer engines. What size trailer is that?

briancom
03-19-2007, 02:10 AM
7 x 16 tandem
It took me about 2 days to plan everything to fit, front bench is about 20" on right side and about 30" on left side. note the inverted gussets (flip flopped) triangle up behind trimmer head and down on shaft side. Down side helps keep lower trimmer in place if it should bounce (like if (when) I hit a curb).

briancom
03-19-2007, 02:20 AM
I'll never go back to an open trailer, there is no way to put this much stuff and keep it secure and out of the elements. I reinforced the bottom of wall with a 5/4 x 6 deck board to keep riders and stuff from busting up the lower wall (last trailer was a learning curve). ... and I still have about 4' between mowers to access trimmers, all works well, easy access.

Brett's Cutting Edge
03-19-2007, 12:39 PM
J-thomas has a nice 3 trimmer rack that i have in my trailer and it was around 100 no pins or anything it has a center bar that slides up and down to keep them locked in place.

nwlandscaping
03-22-2007, 04:22 AM
Ya your trailer looks great! Thats' not a bad idea and much more cost efficient. Those are bicycle hooks right? So its important to stain and paint? I heard that before, so I should definitely get that done soon. As of right now my trailer size should suit my needs, but I can see how I will need something larger within the next few years.

nwlandscaping
03-22-2007, 04:27 AM
hey Bretts Cutting Edge, where did you get your trimmer rack? Can it be purchased online?

Prestige-Lawncare
03-26-2007, 12:07 AM
I found some racks here: Mow More Landscape Supplies (http://www.mowmore.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamTxt=&txtsearchParamCat=58&txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtFromSearch=fromSearch&iLevel=1)

Scroll down to: Deluxe Trimmer Rack TG3500

My new 8x18' Atlas will be here in a week or so .. I've got to get busy! :cool2:

Prestige-Lawncare
03-26-2007, 12:23 AM
Here you go ... found this:

http://www.j-thomas.com/Catalog/234.htm (http://www.j-thomas.com/Catalog/234.htm)

PinnaclePM
03-26-2007, 07:22 PM
Another option in enclosed trailer prep work would be to get a rino liner sprayed in on the floor and slightly up the walls. This makes it a lot easier to clean out and keep the wood solid. good traction too.

Prestige-Lawncare
03-26-2007, 10:26 PM
Go to your local hardware store (Lowes, Menards, Home Depot), and you can get a paint with a gritty surface that also seals the floor. Lots .... LOTS cheaper then Line-X or other liner spray and works almost as well. My truck is a short bed (6' bed) ... but my trailer is 18' long ... big difference in price in a spray in liner.

Good point though ... it is a great idea to seal the floor and part way up the walls. Put some 5/4 decking boards around the base of the walls to protect from the equipment running into them (and it will) ... and then apply the sealant.
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Rizzo
03-26-2007, 10:37 PM
I used porch paint on my enclosed trailer floor. It has the grit in it and comes in gray. The only problem is if you spill fuel it will eat the paint.

briancom
08-05-2007, 12:59 AM
Well, no post to this thread lately, .....anyone with something to say?

briancom
01-31-2010, 12:37 AM
Hey you, post some of your trailer pics here, cmon need more ideas , need food for thought. or i could help you somehow.

briancom
01-31-2010, 12:46 AM
My rig is 5 yrs old and still running great. same truck and trailer with a few mods like fuel tank in truck bed and new rims for trailer. needed some bling to stand out from the competition.:cool2:

B&M
01-31-2010, 07:01 PM
Very nice...

ygim
01-31-2010, 07:14 PM
i just ordered an enclosed trailer 8.5 x 24, you guys have great ideas cant wait to get started. trailers look good

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/LAWNMOWER415/DSCF7147.jpg?t=1258665182

360ci
01-31-2010, 07:46 PM
Ohh , And if you go enclosed make sure you prime and paint the whole inside of the trailer, gives it reflective light and keeps stains down to a minimum.

I'd just order it with the translucent roof. If I had to order paint for the interior, I'm sure my wife would want to get it and by the time I got home from the office, it would all be a bright PINK.

pitrack
02-01-2010, 02:08 AM
My rig is 5 yrs old and still running great. same truck and trailer with a few mods like fuel tank in truck bed and new rims for trailer. needed some bling to stand out from the competition.:cool2:

Looks great, what brand trailer is that?

briancom
02-11-2010, 07:51 PM
the tailer is a covenant cargo, 7 x16... i highly recommend painting the inside and putting the 5/4 boards along the bottom of wall...

PS... run a bead of caulk along top to keep dirt from getting between wood and wall

ygim
02-11-2010, 09:39 PM
the tailer is a covenant cargo, 7 x16... i highly recommend painting the inside and putting the 5/4 boards along the bottom of wall...

PS... run a bead of caulk along top to keep dirt from getting between wood and wall

thats a good idea