What are these slots on my trailer used for???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BROWNS LAWN CARE, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    2x4 holders to build up the sides.
     
  3. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    that's what i was thinking, but on my trailer you could only fit about a 12" 2x4. the top round steel will not allow any further vertical extension.

    really makes no sense why they would put this on my trailer, but ok...
     
  4. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are the sides original/factory to the trailer? If you bought trailer used, the steel sides may have been added by previous owner. If you bought it new, then I am stumped.
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  5. lawnman3

    lawnman3 LawnSite Member
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    that is most likely a standard thing on that type or brand of trailer...utility trailers have them because designs call for them on utility trailers...

    just my thoughts from most trailers i have seen here in florida


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  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They are for several things. Stake pockets are for building up side boards, and are good for chaining large equipment down. I see the side rail is in the way.
     
  7. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you buy this trailer new?

    Maybe it came without the rounded sides and the rAils were added later....

    Or the rails were an option. Lol i don't know not do I really care to study the history of trailers lol
     
  8. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like cj lands beat me to it!
     
  9. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. lawnman3

    lawnman3 LawnSite Member
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    utility means universal use it for what ever you want 2....
     

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