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How do I strap my mower to my trailer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawn Neophyte, May 11, 2008.

  1. Lawn Neophyte

    Lawn Neophyte LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Also, what kind of finish should I put on my 4 x 6 plywood/subfloor?

  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    I use ratchet straps from the hardware store to secure my mower, they work really nice and easy to use. as for treating the floor... my trailer came with pt wood floors so it wasn't necessary to treat them.
  3. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    agree 100%
  4. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    hey neophyte, what you may want to try is valspar anti skid (paint). lowes handles it. it can be tinted to any color and if i'm not mistaken, available in gallons or quarts. i recently bought a gallon of black, for some ramps and i think i paid $22.00+/-. good luck. have a good one.
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177


    I have 5 sets of prolockers and nothing is better.
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    fasttraps work real nice as well.
  7. Lawn Neophyte

    Lawn Neophyte LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I'm looking for paint that will protect the wood from the elemets, i.e. rain, wind, sun, etc.

    iMOW LAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I just nailed a 2x4 to the trailer floor, so the whole mower is between the front of the trailer and the 2x4. It holds it really well, is quick, and best of all, free.
  9. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    They not only work well, but they are cheap.

    Regards Mike
  10. jds1469

    jds1469 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    no matter what you do to plywood its going to fall apart in just a few years. why not just buy some treated decking boards and put them down. untreated they will last for much longer

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