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lawn job
08-03-2010, 10:19 AM
I am looking for ideas and pictures on the best way to set up an open trailer. I have a skilled welder and craftsman on hand and would appreciate some direction thanks.

MileHigh
08-03-2010, 11:14 AM
3 foot sides, trimmer rack, storage box, side gate, brakes on both axles....

problem is the 14 footer is about 6 feet to dang small.

blakerugg
08-03-2010, 01:08 PM
upslope, who makes that trailer?

SNAPPER MAN
08-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Most good manufactorers make trailers like that. the popular ones here in Texas are trailmaster, top hat, bigtex, load trail, etc. They are called landscape trailers.
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mowerbrad
08-03-2010, 01:35 PM
I spent a great deal of time the last couple weeks designing my new trailer, it is being built as we speak.

Here's some of the things that I recommend (I'm having all of these things done to my new trailer)....

-Upgrade to 5200lb axles (about $50 more per axle)
-Side ramp gate that is 54" wide (this way it can accomodate 48" mowers, maybe even 52" mowers)
-Split rear ramp gate with "knees" on each gate to prevent too much stress on the trailer and truck when loading and unloading.
-4' mesh sides for the first 7', then tapering down to 1' sides the rest of the way
-Tie down points every 2' along the whole length of the trailer
-Spot lights mounted on the front 4' sides for unloading trailer at night (mostly for the fall when there is less light at my dumping site at 7pm)

Also, make sure to get the right size for your needs. I am currently working out of a 6x14 trailer now, which is just big enough for me. I am upgrading to an 83"x18', which gives me an extra 12" width wise and an extra 4' length wise.

I haven't added trimmer or blower racks yet. Over time though, I will be adding a tongue tool box, a blower rack and trimmer rack...all this after I decide how I will have it all set up.

I should have the trailer toward the end of august, so I will post pictures once I get it, if you're still in need of visual ideas.

RLS24
08-03-2010, 04:31 PM
I'll go take a picture of mine later before I unload it. only advise I can offer is decide what size u want and go up at LEAST 2 sizes from that. At the end of last year I was convinced that a 6x10 would be fine for me. I bought a 7.5 x 12 and now its already too small. They look big until you start putting stuff in them.

JFGauvreau
08-03-2010, 06:27 PM
never seen that kind of trailer before, but it looks useful!

MileHigh
08-03-2010, 10:45 PM
upslope, who makes that trailer?

I made the trip down to Mt Pleasant TX from Denver because they are 100% cheaper out there.

It's an Intruder from TraylorCoTrailers.

lawn job
08-04-2010, 03:06 PM
looks great thanks for the pics

lawn job
08-04-2010, 03:09 PM
thanks for all the tips and pics it gives me some insight into what i want my bare trailer to look like

Aaronnc
08-04-2010, 04:43 PM
OP, I've been drooling over this bad boy for months, but have never gotten a price quote. Heard rumors that they can go for $12k plus. Just love the all in one dump and trailer aspect though. Does anyone out there have any experience with this type trailer?

M RASCOE&SONS
08-04-2010, 07:43 PM
OP, I've been drooling over this bad boy for months, but have never gotten a price quote. Heard rumors that they can go for $12k plus. Just love the all in one dump and trailer aspect though. Does anyone out there have any experience with this type trailer?

who makes this trailer?

Aaronnc
08-04-2010, 07:49 PM
I saw it here one day, searching for dump trailers. It's called the side dump float trailer. A buddy of mine told me he knew a guy in Texas that had one just like it (maybe not the exact same manufacturer) and believed he paid somewhere around $12k for it. That killed it for me, so I never called. Can't stop thinking about it though. Seems like the perfect open trailer. http://www.berkelmanswelding.on.ca/

Aaronnc
08-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Here's more pics: http://www.berkelmanswelding.on.ca/sidedump_float_trailers.html

M RASCOE&SONS
08-04-2010, 07:58 PM
i think if you mounted a 6ft easy dump insert sideways on a trailer you might save a bunch of cash and it wouldnt be that hard.$$$$

Aaronnc
08-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Yeah, I'm seriously considering it. Gonna look at all my options. I found another one just now: http://www.equipmenttraderonline.com/find/listing/2008-MIDSOTA-MANUFACTURING-VERSA-DUMP-SIDE-DUMP-92060825 It's 20ft, and $7495 plus $150 shipping. I saw where they'll make one up to 22 ft. Gonna call them and get an estimate. When I bought my 16 footer I was just mowing/trimming/blowing which works perfect. But now I'm getting more and more into landscaping and need a dump something bad.

Aaronnc
08-04-2010, 08:14 PM
I swear this thread is gonna make me go into debt. ;) Thanks M. Rascoe & Sons. Your right. That easy dump looks awesome too. Probably a lot more cost efficient.

cps
08-24-2010, 12:04 AM
I saw one of these here in NY and I thought it was a great idea for grass clippings. But then I starting thinking about it and I decided that a 1ton dump truck would fit my needs better. Its nice to be able to go get a load of dirt with out having to pull a 22'-24' trailer along with me. It also lets you dump in tight areas where you cant get a trailer in. But i've got to say they sure look great and down the road I might add one on..

orlawncaresvc
08-24-2010, 12:09 AM
I am looking for ideas and pictures on the best way to set up an open trailer. I have a skilled welder and craftsman on hand and would appreciate some direction thanks.

Check out our thread. "O & R Lawn Care" We fabricated the trailer our selves.
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