trailers with pallet access

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,550

    I currently have one trailer that I use for a mowing setup and a sprayer setup. I'm interested if anyone has seen or knows of a good brand of trailer that has a side pallet access. I'm at the point in my apps now where full pallets are needed and I'm too old to be moving fert bags 2 and 3 times!!

    I thought about cutting my railing out and putting a removable side, but I think the railing provides some structural support for the trailer. Plus I need the area at the cut out section strong since it will be holding full pallets.
  2. yardsmart

    yardsmart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    You might want to either get a car hauler or an equipment trailer. The frame on these trailers are stronger than a regular 16' trailer. These trailer come with 5000lb or 7000lb axles and have no side rail. If you can weld your can add some railing where needed for your convenience.
  3. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,551

    PM me your email address and I will send you some pics of one of my trailers.
  4. shreff86

    shreff86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    You might check into sure trac trailers if there is anywhere near you that sells them. They seem to be built better imo and i know when i was by were we bought ours from a couple weekends ago they had one with the side ramp and then they also had a couple with the rail cut and fixed with a single ramp on each side sort or like the ramps on a car hauler. Kind of got my wheels turning thinking that would make for an easy way to put a skid on there.
  5. One-AP TIM

    One-AP TIM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    We use JLG Triple-L Drop Deck Trailers for delivering palletized fertilizer to customers.
  6. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I got a trailer that has a 48 inch side gate which I don't have much use for it came that way. But what they did is where they cut the angle iron they welded on a second half inch wide piece of steel and doubled it up that way to strengthen it. I think your idea is a good one and I can see myself wanting to try that as well be a fun welding project for me. Although Id like to build the trailer completely from scratch and make her a 10000 gvw to begin with. But as long as the beams are thick enough this could work so were talking 5 or 6 inch angle iron not the typical 3 inch crap you see on big tex and trailers like that.

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