Welding up some equipment racks

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by bshustack, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. sealcutter

    sealcutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good but I have to ask why you put a foot and a strap to bolt it on the trailer. I would of just bolted it through both pieces of angle on the trailer. The wood will rot and you will have to keep an eye on it. I am a certified pipe welder and still hold my card as a pipe fitter and fab stuff up all the time.
     
  2. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    I have it bolted to the angle on the trailer and the wood right under the foot I have bedliner sprayed. I see your point but next year I was replacing the wood and will see by then hope to have a bigger trailer and better equipment.
     
  3. sealcutter

    sealcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
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    No problem and your work looks good, keep playing around and rethink your design and you will refine it and you might start making them for others. Post a picture when you get it all pretty and painted up.
     
  4. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    I have to make up 2 more for one of the landscaper's that lives close to me that seen it already, I don't mind welding just don't want to do it for a living.
     
  5. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    Well finished up the rack and your right sealcoat should have went with what i was going to do the first time ...the rack works great but Now after looking at it better I'm just going to build the one I was going to do the first time like the green touch one.. I already have the rack sold if I really want to get rid of it so it's all good.Next I should be making up a lift gate ast.

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  6. bshustack

    bshustack LawnSite Member
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    Started a new job today so now time to look for a better mower.
     
  7. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    Definitely looks a whole lot better painted. I like it
     
  9. JAX76CJ

    JAX76CJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    ... From the Guy w/ a '99 P/U, 12ft Trailer..... REALLY?

    I Think it looks good, just "Dip It" or "Spray It" w/ "Plastic Dip" when you're done. Then you'll Look like "PRO-LAWN" when you pull up to your account, & will have saved $50.... Plus you'll Have the Satisfaction of having "MADE IT YOURSELF!"

    I also recommend using 12" long Pieces of of "Coated" Cable Looped, Crimped, and Heat-shrinked, & attached to the pin. The ones that I make look like the "Green Touch Lanyards".... But they Look better than OEM, & last longer.
     

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