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Custom trailer ideas?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by NYRookie, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    I currently have a 16' landscape trailer. I use it for my 60" Exmark and other small mowing stuff. I also use it for towing my tractor. The tractor is too big for it. I have to back it on and let the attachment hang over the tongue. The gate is also getting tweaked. I have found a local trailer builder who will build me a custom trailer for a very good price.

    I am thinking about an 18', 10,000 lb equipment trailer. It will have 2 ramps with mesh on them for the smaller stuff. It will have stake pockets so I can build sides for it. I will also put my trimmer racks on it. It will have a jack in the a frame so I can put a tool box on the front. I would like to hear any suggestions for the trailer. Here are some pics of my current setup.

  2. dgram8

    dgram8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Are you going to keep your old trailer? If you are make the new one just for your tractor or vise -versa . I'm have a new trailer just a 8 by 20 landscape trailer with 4 ft. sides it has a side gate and rear split gate. I'm adding two ft on the sides in front of the fenders forward and putting a mesh top on it at the fenders there will be a gate like a stock trailer so the front will be like a cage so it can be locked up no unloading
  3. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    No I am not going to keep my old one. I was thinking about maybe a gate with reinforcement for the tractor?
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Here is a pic of my new trailer. I had a friend of mine build it from the ground up. It is a 18'er. I also have my other trailer for sale. It's a 16' . I just needed a little more room. Both trailers are set up pretty much the same,

  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Here is a pic of the 16' thats "up for grabs"

  6. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Hey Imograss
    how much are you asking for that 16' i am in the market.

    ''Once you have a Dodge,you will aways have one in the garage''
    Love it, that is so true in my experience.

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