View Full Version : Need some trailer rack ideas and pic????

07-19-2012, 01:01 AM
Whats up guys need some pics and suggestions if you have them. Here's what I got I have a 20' with a 5 dove tail 48k tag trailer. I put my cat 289c and 305.5d on there they barley fit literally lol. I need to build a rack on the front of the trailer to hold some attachments or buckets etc. anyone ever seen a setup like this and pics? I'll post a picture of the trailer loaded tomorrow to give you a visual.

07-19-2012, 11:30 AM
Not alot of room!

07-20-2012, 06:33 AM
i saw one a couple years ago and cant get a picture because the company shut down but i will do my best to describe it they built up about 5 foot and over the toung but around here you can get away with a lot of things that in the city the dot would be jumping on the truck saying NO and the company that did this i talked to the owner when we were in the same truck stop and he said he hated it because he had to crawl up under it to jack it down they eventualy started using a car jack because it was a pain and the had to watch while turing there was a rumor around town that they wercked the truck and trailer in a ditch and did both in but thats still a rumer that stuff spreads fast around here and is not always true

07-20-2012, 10:15 AM
i have seen some c channels welded to the frame rails under the trailer so that you can slide the forks into, this way it takes them off the deck. otherwise a flatdeck built like gooseneck trailers have on top of the tongue.

like this but you dont have to go as high, only problem would be the length of the platform if you're towing behind a dump and go to take a turn:

07-21-2012, 05:55 PM
I would be looking into putting a rack on the front, full width and 4 feet long, and 2 shelves, the lower for heavier attachments and the top for buckets. The only issue I see is when the pulling truck is jack knifed, it might hit, worst case, you narrow down the shelves or angle the ends in. You definitely haven't got a weight issue at damn near 25 ton capacity.
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07-21-2012, 06:24 PM
thats why I got a 30' trailer lol. and its still to small with the mini and skid steer with the mowers on them we have to put the mower on the mini on backwards for it to fit behind the ramps

07-21-2012, 06:27 PM
Another idea is build racks under the deck between the wheels and front of the deck, the average bucket is 36" high, so only 40" is needed, but that could make the trailer high centered.
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05-20-2013, 11:57 AM
I got the rack welded up which turned into me stripping and repainting the trailer. Ive been working the combo for a few months the rack makes my life alittle easier.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/ironempirepits/IMG_6131_zps264e29d0.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/ironempirepits/media/IMG_6131_zps264e29d0.jpg.html)

05-20-2013, 11:59 AM
I also removed the wood decking off the back of trailer added some supports and tubbed in the center of dovetail to make a bucket box.

hvy 1ton
05-20-2013, 08:11 PM
That's a nice looking setup. I gotta admit i've been trying to figure out what's hooked up to the 289 and i have no idea.

05-21-2013, 08:52 AM
thanks hvy. Its a sweeper attachment.

hvy 1ton
05-21-2013, 03:38 PM
That's what i thought, but it looks different from cat pickup brooms i've seen. After a little bit of digging i see it'll pick up stuff in reverse, does that work well?

JNB Construction
05-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Very nice setup. Do have any photos of the dovetail box?

05-22-2013, 09:15 AM
thanks jnb heres the before picture when i firest striped the wood off. For somer reason I did not take pictures of the supports i welded in after cutting out the oe supports. I ran 4-1/4" 2x4 support across the steal beams the gussted them to the beams. After that i enclosed it with 1/4" ar plate. Alittle over kill but im rough on my trailers. I would have like to go all the way to the rear support of the trailer with the tub but I have rollers on the back of the dove tail and the tub would have interfered with them if I went to the rear more.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/ironempirepits/IMG_6087_zps59d6011c.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/ironempirepits/media/IMG_6087_zps59d6011c.jpg.html)
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/ironempirepits/IMG_6089_zps1402d75d.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/ironempirepits/media/IMG_6089_zps1402d75d.jpg.html)
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/ironempirepits/IMG_6120_zpsd98ddf6e.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/ironempirepits/media/IMG_6120_zpsd98ddf6e.jpg.html)

05-22-2013, 09:17 AM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/ironempirepits/9d2e3d70-049f-45bb-8166-7d65c0771fbf_zpsc8a0a46d.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/ironempirepits/media/9d2e3d70-049f-45bb-8166-7d65c0771fbf_zpsc8a0a46d.jpg.html)

05-22-2013, 09:50 AM
That's perfect for chains and stuff
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JNB Construction
05-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the pics...and once again, nice setup.

Junior M
05-22-2013, 10:33 PM
What all did you do to the ramps?
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05-23-2013, 08:28 AM
Whiffy works perfect for chains and getting the mini ex boom down a bit.thanks again jnb. Junior I widened them by about 6".