Will this work? - Rhino Lining

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OnMyOwn, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Guys,

    I'm getting ready to purchase another trailer. It will be small 10' trailer for a solo and I am planning on how to outfit the trailer. I always put deck boards on the sides of the trailer to haul mulch and attach the proper trimmer / blower racks.

    I started thinking about a Jeep I saw a few weeks ago that was completely coated (interior / exterior) with Rhino lining. This got me thinking about doing it to my new trailer. Would this be a good step in saving the trailer from scratches and gauges. It should only add about 75 lb. to the overall weight. Would it help with traction on the gate?

    Another thought - has anyone ever thought about using this stuff under a mower deck, or on top of a deck. I have a few old mowers that might look better if they were coated with a textured "black" lining.

    Lastly, some of my counterparts in the industry have began applying Rhino lining to the exterior of their trucks, 6" around the bottom of the sides. It saves on the rock chips and helps with the appearance.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In addition to pick-up trucks, I am starting to see dump bodies with Rhino or Line X.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wouldn't do it.
     
  4. exmark72

    exmark72 LawnSite Member
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    adding a rhino lining to a dump trailer\body defeat the purpose of the very smooth paint surface already applied. also it would cause things to stink and not slide out with ease.
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    they do offer it. how much $? don't know. a regular truck bed is like $400. I would do it to my trailer if i didn't just buy the eXmark! sounds like a good investment. Post on how it comes out if you do it. Some pics too. Mower deck NO, trailer maybe, i don't know how well it would dump with it.
     
  6. green-go

    green-go LawnSite Member
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    I definitely wouldn't put anything like that on the bottom of a mower deck.

    It might not be a bad idea for a trailer's deck surface though.
     
  7. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    a few months back, some people posted about spraying their trailers with line-x (just like rhino) and they loved it. as far as a mower deck, i definitely wouldn't do that. don't have any good reasons except for not wanting to waste money on spraying the bottom of my mowers.
     
  8. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use somthing like Slip Plate, available from John Deere dealers for underside of decks. Its got graphite in it, also acts like a sealer on the metal. I think its available in spray cans quart cans and gallon cans
     
  9. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Posts: 148

    people around here do it all the time. saves the deck from the sand wearing on it and it keeps grass from getting sticking to the bottom.
     
  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I prefer Line-X as in my experience it has held up better than Rhino.

    I had the floor of my enclosed trailer done and it is by far on of the best things I have done to that trailer.
     

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