Cheap easy water cooler rack

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by FrankenScagMachines, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Took an old milk crate. Cut the top part off where its got the mesh look (used sawz-all with steel blade) and cut out a notch for the water spout. Used a cheap tie down strap (not the ratcheting kind, just pull it and push the lever to release). Welded an extra supporting bracket to the trailer frame to support the inside edge of the crate bottom. The other side of the crate bottom sits on the trailer rail. Hit it up with some black spray paint. You can get creative and do it to suit your own setup and needs but this worked great for me, was very easy and cheap and didn't take long at all. I already had all the ingredients. :cool2:

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  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This pic shows the whole rig from the back end. I'm standing at pretty much the back. The Lawn Boy 21 and John Deere GS30 36" are at the front. In the miscellaneous space in front near the 21" we have parking cones, side bagger and sulky for the JD. The Exmark TTHP 52" is in the middle with the ProSlide bungy corded totally vertical to save length. The JD can sneak up the side gate right past the Exmark. The Exmark goes around the Pro-Locker and sits there. The Ferris IS1000Z 52" rider goes in the back and latches into the ProLocker. There is enough room for the rider even if I have the bagger on that day. Trailer is 7.5' wide (since it wraps around the fenders, thats the total outside width too, nice as its narrow but wide space for equipment inside) and 22' long. The cage at the front holds fuel cans, handheld Echo blower, Echo 650 backpack and RedMax 8000 backpack. The rack on the rear holds Echo 230 trimmer, Stihl FS80 trimmer and Stihl FC85 edger. This rig works great for us :)
    The trailer has a solid oak floor, backup lights with backup alarm, two sets of running lights/turn signals on each side of the trailer, one set near the front and one set near the rear on the sides. Has electric brakes on both axles, with safety breakaway battery and a trickle charger for that battery. Sweet trailer (actually I built it LOL).

    The rider is at the dealer that is why its not in the picture. The starter relay went bad on it.

    Truck is a '94 Dodge Ram 2500 with Cummins Turbo Diesel and automatic overdrive transmission. Love it! I love this whole rig. Its all working out great it seems :cool2: Can't wait to use it this summer :) :D

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  4. Breyerconstruct

    Breyerconstruct LawnSite Member
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    Nice looking set-up!

    Any pix of the 76 Dodge?

    we run Dodges, love em. they've been the best for us.

    ~Matt
     
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    does it get in the way at where it is mounted at?
     
  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where are you mounting the kitchen sink? LoL
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    prolocker user...good man

    I love them
     
  9. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you start that TT, does it have E.S. as well? (pic 1)
     
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Another cheap water cooler holder is a strap that holds the propane bottles on the front of campers! I find them at most camper stores used for a couple dollars, just mount it on the fender and they work perfectly. No welding just drill 2 holes and bolt it down with the spout over hanging the fender.
     

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