Open Bed Modifications

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Team-Green L&L, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We just added sidewalls to one of the open beds and I figured I'd share some pics and any info on how to modify. This modification cost us $150 with all the wood, paint, and hardware needed.

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  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's a few more pics of the hardware.

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  3. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh yeah, and the fuel, tools, and trash area.

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  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
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    Do you know how much better that trailer would look with a set of $75 wheels?
     
  5. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The sidewalls come off with the 1 bolt shown. Here's how we braced them.

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  6. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looked like doo doo a week ago and I have a few months to finish, but you are correct. The new wheels are an essential element to this rehab project. I still need to put new floorboards in. The wheels and flloorboards will hit me for another $300 though and the holidays are coming up, so it'll have to wait. Since I have a partner I can't just spend company money, but I sure would like to. I blew off almost $15000 in the last 4 months on advertising behind his back, so now money is an issue. He'll get over it.
     
  7. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks much better nice job.
     
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Isn't that too much tounge weight?
     
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been using this trailer since '01 without issues. It's only a single-axle, so it is only used for light hauling or (1) WB on postage-stamp mowing. Mostly just for screed rails, edging, sand, leaves, etc.

    So, the tongue weight has never presented an issue to date. Now I do need to put air in my air bags on the truck to keep it from sitting to low though. If you attach a toolbox like this you'll need rear wheel air bags to haul it.
     
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    Air bags for that trailer? Serious? That aint that big a trailer. Unless you pullin with a ranger or s10, then I guess I could see bags under there.
     

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