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Trailer pics and tips

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by lawn job, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. lawn job

    lawn job LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I am looking for ideas and pictures on the best way to set up an open trailer. I have a skilled welder and craftsman on hand and would appreciate some direction thanks.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    3 foot sides, trimmer rack, storage box, side gate, brakes on both axles....

    problem is the 14 footer is about 6 feet to dang small.



  3. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    upslope, who makes that trailer?

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Most good manufactorers make trailers like that. the popular ones here in Texas are trailmaster, top hat, bigtex, load trail, etc. They are called landscape trailers.
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  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I spent a great deal of time the last couple weeks designing my new trailer, it is being built as we speak.

    Here's some of the things that I recommend (I'm having all of these things done to my new trailer)....

    -Upgrade to 5200lb axles (about $50 more per axle)
    -Side ramp gate that is 54" wide (this way it can accomodate 48" mowers, maybe even 52" mowers)
    -Split rear ramp gate with "knees" on each gate to prevent too much stress on the trailer and truck when loading and unloading.
    -4' mesh sides for the first 7', then tapering down to 1' sides the rest of the way
    -Tie down points every 2' along the whole length of the trailer
    -Spot lights mounted on the front 4' sides for unloading trailer at night (mostly for the fall when there is less light at my dumping site at 7pm)

    Also, make sure to get the right size for your needs. I am currently working out of a 6x14 trailer now, which is just big enough for me. I am upgrading to an 83"x18', which gives me an extra 12" width wise and an extra 4' length wise.

    I haven't added trimmer or blower racks yet. Over time though, I will be adding a tongue tool box, a blower rack and trimmer rack...all this after I decide how I will have it all set up.

    I should have the trailer toward the end of august, so I will post pictures once I get it, if you're still in need of visual ideas.
  6. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,601

    I'll go take a picture of mine later before I unload it. only advise I can offer is decide what size u want and go up at LEAST 2 sizes from that. At the end of last year I was convinced that a 6x10 would be fine for me. I bought a 7.5 x 12 and now its already too small. They look big until you start putting stuff in them.
  7. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    never seen that kind of trailer before, but it looks useful!
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    I made the trip down to Mt Pleasant TX from Denver because they are 100% cheaper out there.

    It's an Intruder from TraylorCoTrailers.
  9. lawn job

    lawn job LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    looks great thanks for the pics
  10. lawn job

    lawn job LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    thanks for all the tips and pics it gives me some insight into what i want my bare trailer to look like

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