enclosed trailer rack systems??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gilatplc, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    So I'm looking at buy a new 8x16 enclosed trailer and the dealer wants $675.00 for a full landscaping package, I know I can build something a lot cheaper then this, what have some of you come up with,
    When I was doing a search someone mentioned doing this with just $10.00???

    Just looking for suggestions
    Thanks GIL
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,328

    That doesn't sound like a bad price. We had two rails put down each side that would accommodate different devices to hold trimmers or blowers. They build the devices which simply hocked into the rails for blowers/trimmers. The devices could be moved anywhere along the rail front/back. In addition we had two shelves put in the front of the trailer. All of it was custom made to our specs.
     
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    We just bought and outfitted our 8.5x16 enclosed trailer. I posted pictures awhile ago. Try a search on trailers. We just used some 2x3's and ran them down the sides and attatched our trimmer racks and blower racks etc. I'll try and find the pictures.
     
  4. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    from the sounds of things the factory decides placement of equipment rack,
    ya the price isn't bad, but I was just think I could do it my self and get my mind going by seeing some other trailers done up.
    The rack they use are nice ones, I think green touch equipment
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    gilatplc, I posted a thread called "maybe this time...new trailer" it has our set up.
     
  6. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I made trimmer racks by screwing 2 2x4's to the wall. Then I screwed hooks into the 2x4's ,like you get at Lowe's, shaped like a 'J'. Workes just fine. They don't moved around or fall out. Real cheap to make.
     
  7. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    Would you care to show some pics? I would love to see it. I am considering an enclosed myself.
     
  8. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    I built trimmer racks, a blower rack and a fixed ramp for my trailer. I will post pics tonight. I need to resize them first. $150 in all material and about 12 hours or work for design and fabrication. Alot cheaper than the $650 Landscape package.
     
  9. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330


    What ever happened to the pics??
     
  10. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Been busy and have had Jury Duty. Hang on, I will try to re-size now and post...
     

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