New Leaf Box Trailer Pics

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doogiegh, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here's some pictures of the leaf box for my trailer that I made early last week. It's great for hauling away leaves in bulk. I just have to add the anchor points for a tarp:

    The sides are set for 4 feet high, but the 2*8's that are on the 4 corners are 6 feet tall so I can either go TALLER for more CUBE *OR* cut the tops off so that the trailer looks like a box.. Right now it looks kinda like a sloppy fortress. <G>

    It'll be fixed up and painted soon.

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  2. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Closeup

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  3. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Closeup of drivers side, looking towards rear.
    Latches keep sides on as does the trailers top rail

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  4. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is a closeup of the passenger side, of how the plywood wall was cut to fit like a square in and around the 2*8 that is mounted to the side of the trailer.

    Note that the 2*8 is behind the sheet of plywood and I used a 4 or 5" bolt with about 8 or 9 washers on it so that there is room for the plywood to slip into the space between the 2*8 and the trailer top rail.

    The sides go in the same kind of way you stick a letter into an envelope..

    Gary

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  5. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here's the same kind of square cut, but to hold the rear of the sheet of plywood on:

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  6. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here's the latches. Super strong and bolted on super tight so that the sides don't "get air" and fly off going down the road. <G>

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  7. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is the passenger side piece taken off. You can see the latches are open, and the sheet of plywood.. well you can put that wherever you want it.. Right now it's out of the picture..

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  8. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here's both sides off. Hello, anyone home?

    Yes, the front piece of 2*8 is up on an angle, it's cause the front wall of the trailer is slightly bent back. It looks worse in the pic than it really is.

    Gary

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  9. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey, I just got the digital camera. I love it. Notice these were all taken in the dark. <G.

    Last one, both sides off again, better view.

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  10. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Good job...Do you keep that backup mirror on the trailer all the time?? If so, how does it handle the vibration of driving.
     

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