View Full Version : New Homemade Trailer

04-07-2008, 06:48 PM
hi all, just thought i would show you my new project, over the winter i built a 6x12 trailer. for my walkbehind. this is going to be my first season that i have more than 10 accounts lol, enjoy and if you have any suggestions i would love to hear them.


Supper Grassy
04-07-2008, 06:52 PM
Looks good can you get more pics?

do you have Reflective Tape on it?

04-07-2008, 07:06 PM
Nice job! Does it have a ramp?, hard to tell with the garbage cans there.

04-07-2008, 08:14 PM
yea its got a gate, its short because it the whole trailer tilts, it might prove to be a problem with more than one mower, but i will deal with that when it happens. And yes i do have some reflective tape on it. I have a few stripes on the back and a few on the tongue, I've walked into one two many times :dizzy: I will try and get some more pics up soon.

04-07-2008, 08:53 PM
Looks nice

04-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Nice. My dad built a trailer too, I will get pics of it up sometime...

04-08-2008, 12:49 AM
It could be the view, but the tougne looks extremly light. Be sure to not overload it. Otherwise looks good

04-08-2008, 01:20 AM
How much did it cost to build it? Ive been thinking of building my own but it seems it wouldnt be worth it. Any suggestions on where to get cheap metal (material)?

04-08-2008, 01:30 AM
Nice job. Good luck with it.

04-08-2008, 03:33 AM
Looks great!!! Are the tail-lights on the trailer or the tailgate? I had mine on the trailer but broke them all the time. I moved them to the gate but that wouldn't work on a tilt trailer. Otherwise, nice job

04-08-2008, 09:55 AM
he lights are on the trailer, they have there own enclosure though, so they dont break. and it cost about 500 bucks and about 30 hours of work. i went to the scrap yard got all my materials, sandblasted it down and painted it. Looks alot better than i ever thought it would, haha.

04-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Looks very nice. If it were mine, I would think about adding some sides just for piece of mind when carrying things on it. But it's not mine, so it looks good.


04-09-2008, 10:00 AM
How much did it cost to build it? Ive been thinking of building my own but it seems it wouldnt be worth it. Any suggestions on where to get cheap metal (material)?

I would say it probably is not worth it, unless you can get the metal(angle iron) for free.

04-09-2008, 10:27 AM
with the price of metal rising, your better off buying a trailer. I use to build trailers from scatch. It got to costly to do for the money you would get. They were heavy duty dual axle trailers and a few singles. I used U-Haul trailer axles I got from buying out a bunch at a sale. They came out very strong but couldn't get enough out of them to make real money. There's no way you can do it now unless you get the metal for free like mentioned, it's not worth it.

04-09-2008, 10:28 AM
nice job you did on your trailer by the way. :)

paul vroom
04-09-2008, 04:33 PM
Rally nice job. Does it have side rails? If not you might want to think about them. Some times you might want to put something on the floor. Just a thought, good job.:drinkup:

04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
yes i am working on the sides as we speak, and also if you cant get the materials at discounted prices, if not free then your better of buying one.

04-10-2008, 11:26 AM
built this one about 8 years ago


04-10-2008, 11:47 AM
and turned this

into this

04-10-2008, 10:26 PM
[QUOTE=ffemt1271;2262549]and turned this

into this

Nice Trailers. SO which one do you currently use for lawn care?

04-10-2008, 10:29 PM
All right, it looks better than what I had expected from the title, much better in fact.
But the ONE time you forget to tie that mower down it's likely going to be a bad day for you.

So I would seriously consider putting some SIDES on it?
They don't have to be super serious, but something to keep a machine from flying right over that narrow border.
Unless you got something to catch it on, but even then...

04-11-2008, 05:36 AM
What size axle did you use?

04-11-2008, 09:40 AM
the big one i use to haul my tractor and round bales on, the small one i use to haul atv's and so i have a spare, i also have a 16; landscaper that has my 2 lazers on, and a 6x12 that has 2 walk behinds on.

04-11-2008, 10:05 AM
i bought an axle at tractor supply not sure the exact size but i know its 84 inches from hub to hub, 3500 capacity and has a 4 1/2 inch bolt pattern. As for strapping down the mower i just put a ratchet strap across the deck of the walkbehind which seems to work pretty good. but i am working on the sides for when i have to carry brush and what not.