View Full Version : the before and after on our new to us trailer!!

03-15-2009, 06:56 PM
we got this little 6.5 x 12 last year and the floor was shot, the gate was all tweeked and the rear end with it due to poor constructiona nd bad abuse. it had no a rails when we got this and they are new along with the gate. it got a new hitch and modified to have a swing away jack in the tongue. new wood and wiring and i think that is all.

it is actual Kubota piant too!!!!!!! we did all the grinding of the old rust and bad paint, then a auto body friend primered and painted it for us. this is for light jobs, houling a single mower for service or best of all pulling behind the tank truck with zsrpays so we dont have to haul the bigguns anymore with all that wieght.

03-15-2009, 07:05 PM
looks brand new

a plus bob
03-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Looks good I painted my floor with black floor paint with sand mixed in so its not slick.I think a black floor with the orange would look good.My trailer is red with the black floor.

Ben's Landscape
03-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Nice job!! The trailer looks like brand new. I like the rims also. Have a safe season.

Kennedy Landscaping
03-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Looks awesome! Send it my way lol

03-15-2009, 09:02 PM
just out of curousity what did you pay for it? looks GREAT btw!

03-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Very nice! I like the color!

03-15-2009, 09:23 PM
is that a prison in the background?

03-15-2009, 11:04 PM
looks nice stylish rims!

03-16-2009, 12:51 AM
alrighty then, yes it is a prison, holding facility actually!! we like the rims alot too!! they came with it so lucked out there. i think we paid $850 or so, but with all the mods and paint and flooring i think it now is a $1700 trailer!! my dad will chime in to tell that info i am sure at some point.

we dont want to paint the flooring on a open trailer but have done that to the enclosed one. we eventually had the enclosed trailer floor Linexed and it is holding great. i think i have after photos before it went back to work. i will look.

thanks guys and i am glad you like the color too, we are seeing how it holds up to abuse, i mean work and then paint more next winter to match this one.

03-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Ouch, could get a new one for that much and save all the time spent, but at least if gave you something to do I guess

03-16-2009, 01:03 PM
No...He's not saying he put 850 into it...I think he was saying that it is now worth 1700.:)
Regardless, that is a nice little trailer. That is the size that one guy around here uses, and he fits to Lazers on their perfectly. Granted, they are hp's, but I think two full size would go on. That is a 14', right? I know one thing,...that thing is built well. That is solid square tubing for the tongue, rather than the usual channel. Nice job on the redo, also!
On a sidenote...I had to get a grin. I think that's going to be an ongoing thing whenever you post a picture taken at your shop. I remember the other conversation when you were showing the pics of your shop, and the same question came up. "Is that a prison across the street?" :)

03-16-2009, 02:25 PM
I have about $1500 in the trailer now. I could buy a new one in that range but not with the floor I put in it or the heavier coupler, brace tongue, etc. I bought a decent one to start and modified it to our needs. It's a 6 x 12.
One Z-Spray will fit nicely onboard along with about 2k of fertilizer. This trailer is set to use behind one of our spray trucks which is now used mainly as a nurse tank. The small size also works well for transporting any mowers needing service beyond us at the dealership.
The prison in the background is called CCA. Community Corrections of America. It's a private prison used to hold those awaiting federal trials. It is max security.

Turtle Creek Lawn Care
03-16-2009, 03:45 PM
any pics with all your stuff on it? Im thinking of buying a 12' trailer and am interested to see how it looks filled up.


03-16-2009, 04:01 PM
you did a good job with it

03-16-2009, 06:28 PM
looks nice. im in the middle of redoing a 6.5-14 myself.

03-16-2009, 06:29 PM
love the color :drinkup:

Green Finger
03-16-2009, 08:02 PM
Nice trailer, like the color.

03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
looks good, 7k axles?

03-16-2009, 10:03 PM
axles!? my dad would know, as far as loading it we just got it tagged the day i posted the pics so actually have not got that far yet but plan too use it in april, maybe then i can post pics. we are going to set it up and put faststraps on it like all our trailers. right now i am finishing the round one and starting mulching and mowing next week, so no need for this at this present moment.

03-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Looks like you guys did a good job with it!

South Florida Lawns
03-17-2009, 02:01 AM
thats a bright trailer. If anyone ever hits you they must have some bad eyes cuz that thing stands out.

03-17-2009, 08:03 AM
thats crazy theirs a prison.

03-17-2009, 08:18 AM
Thats a stout looking trailer, well worth fixing up. Dont think ive ever seen a trailer that size with dual axels. Gota love that Kubota orange!!! Great job

03-17-2009, 09:35 AM
Thanks guys!! The Kubota orange really turned out sharp! It has 2-3500 lb. axles to answer an earlier question. Comments about the prison are addressed early on in this thread.
The installation of the new floor really set this thing off!! The manufacturers don't use anywhere near what I do for bolting the floor down. This thing is a tank!!
We'll find out with use if the orange holds up. If so, we may do our white open trailer next winter.
First, strip it to the frame. Second, get it sandblasted and then painted. And last but not least, install a NEW floor and ALL NEW wiring. Good as new again!!
Thanks got the positive comments, guys!!!!

03-22-2009, 09:37 AM
is that a prison in the background

03-22-2009, 09:50 AM
yes, read the last pages for explanation