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Old 06-15-2014, 01:45 PM
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tool boxes on open trailer

looking for ideas to mount toolboxes on an open trailer (other than tongue box). I currently have a job box on the front and there is a brace in the way for a tongue box. adding another mower and it will take up all but 1'' of trailer floor. Thought about adding a 48" box over each fender but thought I would seek ideas and pics here first.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:01 PM
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I do not think most side rails where the fenders are would be strong enough to support a tool box.

I have seen trailers have a tool box supported by the front rail, with the side rails supporting the ends of the box.

With the box mounted that way. The box sits high enough above the trailer floor so the mower's deck fits underneath so the trailer does not lose usable floor space.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:40 PM
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my dilemma is that I back my mowers on the trailer and it would go all the way to the front rail. My last trailer had a basket on front and wish to stay away from another one. I have a shop to built what ever bracing/brackets are necessary.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:48 PM
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I have mine mounted on the tong. It's not a tong toolbox, but it serves it purpose. Mounted it with square u bolts. Got it on sale at tractor supply for $170. If you have a short tong i would get an extension for the hitch, have not had a problem with mine yet for turning or backing in. I have a 4' tong.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:32 PM
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I have my small trailer set up like that with a box on the the tongue and it works great, but the one I'm rearranging is a 20' trailer and has a reinforcing bar right thru the center from the top rail to the bottom of the jack where the box would go. I did put boards there and put my cones, fuel cans and sprayer there
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id like to see more pictures of peoples trailer concepts
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:07 AM
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I have mine mounted on the tong. It's not a tong toolbox, but it serves it purpose. Mounted it with square u bolts. Got it on sale at tractor supply for $170. If you have a short tong i would get an extension for the hitch, have not had a problem with mine yet for turning or backing in. I have a 4' tong.
I like this idea better than the mounted mesh caging some trailers have I been looking at after thinking about it a little they just seem to be obstructive to your view. Plus everything you have in there is on display for the ones with sticky fingers.

The mower and trailer can be protected in many ways from being stolen, the smaller things are always easy pickings.

When I got my new JD the VP told us they have crackheads drive through the gates and load up on mowers about once a month.
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I like this idea better than the mounted mesh caging some trailers have I been looking at after thinking about it a little they just seem to be obstructive to your view. Plus everything you have in there is on display for the ones with sticky fingers.

The mower and trailer can be protected in many ways from being stolen, the smaller things are always easy pickings.

When I got my new JD the VP told us they have crackheads drive through the gates and load up on mowers about once a month.
Something like what i have has more space than a tong style box, and is a lot cheaper. Has locks on it which is a plus.
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