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

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

  1. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    Tie down points.
     
  2. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,259

    It's a universal frame the stake pockets are there for the models with out the steel rails. In your case you have the rails so the pockets are of little use. I guess when they make the trailer the pockets are installed as part of the build before they figure out whats going on next I have them on my smallest trailer as well.
     
  4. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Green_Will

    Green_Will LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Well, on my trailer, they are used for busting my shins every once in a while. They work REALLY good....
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,718

    I thought that was the job of a trailer hitch.
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  7. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    lol, no kidding....

    got me a couple months ago, still got a tiny scab, bruise and bump...
     
  8. Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care

    Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    They are tie downs. Next time you pass a flat bed semi with a load tied down with the wide yellow ratchet straps, you'll see how they're connected. The wide mouth on the tie down will allow the wide hooks on the strap to fit. It will allow you to tie down larger loads, like pallets of seed, mulch and so on.
     

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