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Customized 16' Pace Trailer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I'm going to add a second posting so I can add more pics. This trailer has been a whole lot of work. Here is what I did to my Trailer.

    1. Replace skylights with RV units that are much better quality. The OEM Pace units went to crap.
    2. Added 1/2" of plywood to the ramps and walls. I had to add a bump stop to the trailer to allow for making the smaller ramp thicker. I also replaces all the pathetic crews in the ramp with lag bolts. A wear strip of aluminum was also added to the edge of the ramp.
    3. Greentouch weedeater rack. TrimmerTrap makes the second best rack but it's a distant second.
    3. Greentouch string holder.
    4. Fire extinguisher
    5. Caulking all cracks for when I use the trailer for carrying fertilizer.
    6. Customer racks for hedge trimmers, pole trimmer, Rakes, ladders, and push mower.
    7. I shortened the hooks on the open trailer style TrimmerTrap blower racks and added a shelf. This makes getting the blowers in and out really easily and it minimizes the load on the plastic blower handles.
    8. Using a metal container to store gas cans is the safest way to go. I may build a small custom rack near the ramp for one 2.5 Gal mix can.
    9. The front two mowers use ProLockers on the tires.
    10. All floors and walls have multiple coatings of polyurethane.

    This my first enclosed trailer but I think it came out pretty sweet. I'm going to try to add my second posting with the other pics.

    Custom Mower Blocks.jpg

    Customized Trimmer Trap Racks.jpg

    Drivers Side.jpg

    Inside View & Ceiling Rack for Ladder.jpg

    No Spill 10G Gas & 10G mix.jpg
     
  2. Lawn Racer

    Lawn Racer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    very nice!!!
     
  3. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Nice.u got a nice setup.
     
  4. naveslawncare

    naveslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    how do you like your v-ride and what size is it
     
  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I took the counter weights off the front of the V-ride, the pad, and the fold down rear ramp. The weights bolted under the front of the mower probably lightened the mower by 80 lbs. By removing the large pad it allows the operator to stand closer to the center of the axle. I removed the extra fold down ramp to force my workers to stand closer to the axle which makes the mower more stable.

    The only thing I wish the mower had was a speed control like my Hydro walk behind Scags have. It would be nice to just be able to push the controls all the way forward while mowing. It took my guys a little time to get used to the mower but they love it. The 20 HP motor is great for tall grass from extra rain or fertilizer applications.
     
  6. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 283

    nice setup good luck
     
  7. JDavisLandscapes

    JDavisLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 577

    Do you get a lot of work from the trailer graphics?
     
  8. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    The trailer has only been on the road for a week. I'm not expecting the trailer to make the phone ring much. But even if I a job a year as a result it will be worth it. Looking like a professional company and showing off our landscape pics is really what it's about. It's really nice to see people turn their heads when you drive by.

    It's also nice to drive by the competition and rub their nose in it! Making the competition envious is sweet.
     
  9. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    And it's a 36.
     
  10. rollman

    rollman LawnSite Member
    from Bear DE
    Posts: 74

    Nice trailer and setup you have , do you lock your gas up do to theif or to get the fumes down ?
     

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