Trailer Size

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TheChiefsLawnCare, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wanna see pics!!!!
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  2. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look at page 1 or 2 I think that is his trailer
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  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had an enclosed last year. The dry part is nice but overall smaller is better to me (opposite of what most people are saying). I do too many miles to pull an enclosed everywhere. Then theres cost, spend 6k vs 2k, 4 tires to replace vs 2. Why spend all that $. I went back to a single axle open trailer. I could see going enclosed if local enforcement on tieing down equipment is tough. Usually you can at least get your handhelds indoors even if your limited on space.
     
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's too bad the search feature on this forum sucks. I had another posting that had even more pictures in the past. I had to build another setup for my hedge trimmers because the rack I had built caused them to leak a little. I'll zap some updated pictures of the trailer and show you the little things I've done to save time and keep equipment from getting damaged.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea I tried to find your pics.
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  6. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's my setup. I can only post five pics at a time so I'll add one more posting. You can see the bump stops I had to make to keep pressure off the piano hinge when my ramp is closed. The blocks for the push mower is a must. It takes only seconds to secure the push mower and it will never come loose.

    The Extreme series string trimmer rack is a must. As well as a spool holder with a built in line cutter. You must have a mix can your guys can grab in two seconds but it must be secured where it doesn't roll around. The fire extinguisher in an easy to get to spot is a must as well.

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  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    #1 Here's a picture of the blocks that hold in the mower.

    #2 I made blocks to protect the handles on the ProLockers. As you see one safety block is already damaged.

    #3 You can see my articulating trimmer tucker in against the wall in a safe spot.

    #4 You can see all the No Spill can in my box that contains the fumes and prevents the cans from rolling around in the trailer.

    #5 I keep all my spray tanks in a toolbox in the back of the truck. The backpack sits tucked in the bed since we use it all the time. The black containers are in the box mostly to take up space so everything stays upright and can't roll around. The blue bucket holds surfactant, Sethoxydim, Conserve SC, and there is a bottle of SedgeHammer sitting in the top tray. The jug on the right with red & white caps on it is Finale. The orange bucket keeps the spray wands organized and out of bars way. If you don't keep your spray tanks in a box dirt and other material always ends up getting in the tanks and clogging the wand tips.

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  8. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    ok today i spent all day looking at enclosed trailers and i have alot more questions then answers after seeing them 1st hand.

    how do you guys secure the accesories to the walls??.
    The ones i looked at seemed very light made. 3/8" plywood walls, nothing on the ceiling.
    I was shocked at the poor built designs. i mean i dont trust 3/8" plywood to hold a 50 lbs rack of trimmers . The floors were 1/2" plywood?? am i missing something
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  9. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    You will have to mount 1x6's to the studs, then mount your racks. Also the floor can be beefed up without adding too much wieght either with some wood beams, or just install another peice of 1/2" ply to the floor.
     
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I added 1/2" plywood to the walls, floor, and ramp. I also thought 3/8" plywood was skimpy.
     

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