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BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 03:52 PM
i've seen these on many trailers...

what are they for?

grandview (2006)
08-27-2012, 03:55 PM
2x4 holders to build up the sides.

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 04:28 PM
that's what i was thinking, but on my trailer you could only fit about a 12" 2x4. the top round steel will not allow any further vertical extension.

really makes no sense why they would put this on my trailer, but ok...

C Jovingo Landscaping
08-27-2012, 04:43 PM
that's what i was thinking, but on my trailer you could only fit about a 12" 2x4. the top round steel will not allow any further vertical extension.

really makes no sense why they would put this on my trailer, but ok...

Are the sides original/factory to the trailer? If you bought trailer used, the steel sides may have been added by previous owner. If you bought it new, then I am stumped.
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lawnman3
08-27-2012, 04:45 PM
that is most likely a standard thing on that type or brand of trailer...utility trailers have them because designs call for them on utility trailers...

just my thoughts from most trailers i have seen here in florida


LAWNMAN3...

knox gsl
08-27-2012, 04:45 PM
They are for several things. Stake pockets are for building up side boards, and are good for chaining large equipment down. I see the side rail is in the way.

lazor-cut
08-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Did you buy this trailer new?

Maybe it came without the rounded sides and the rAils were added later....

Or the rails were an option. Lol i don't know not do I really care to study the history of trailers lol

lazor-cut
08-27-2012, 04:48 PM
Looks like cj lands beat me to it!

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 04:57 PM
i did buy it used and i know it came new just like this, no changes since originally purchased...

i think lawnman3 nailed it... common practice for utility trailers...

lawnman3
08-27-2012, 05:04 PM
utility means universal use it for what ever you want 2....

zak406
08-27-2012, 06:22 PM
Tie down points.

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 08:52 PM
yeah tying down like a few of you said is all i use them for...

Kelly's Landscaping
08-27-2012, 09:20 PM
It's a universal frame the stake pockets are there for the models with out the steel rails. In your case you have the rails so the pockets are of little use. I guess when they make the trailer the pockets are installed as part of the build before they figure out whats going on next I have them on my smallest trailer as well.

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 09:27 PM
thanks... ;)

Green_Will
09-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Well, on my trailer, they are used for busting my shins every once in a while. They work REALLY good....

knox gsl
09-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Well, on my trailer, they are used for busting my shins every once in a while. They work REALLY good....
I thought that was the job of a trailer hitch.
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BROWNS LAWN CARE
09-10-2012, 07:50 AM
Well, on my trailer, they are used for busting my shins every once in a while. They work REALLY good....

lol, no kidding....

got me a couple months ago, still got a tiny scab, bruise and bump...

Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care
09-15-2012, 09:41 PM
They are tie downs. Next time you pass a flat bed semi with a load tied down with the wide yellow ratchet straps, you'll see how they're connected. The wide mouth on the tie down will allow the wide hooks on the strap to fit. It will allow you to tie down larger loads, like pallets of seed, mulch and so on.