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Fabricating my own trailer cage

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by J & D Greens, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Well I have finally started on my tool cage for my trailer. (I built my drop gate last season and posted some photo's of it in some one else's thread a few weeks ago) I am building since my trailer is home made and smaller than the regular 4x8's or any other regular measurement. Here are some Photo's of it so far.

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  2. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 485

    it looks like you might need a bigger trailer that a real small trailer
  3. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    That is where I was as of last week, Here is some more shots of my progress.

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  4. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Maybe in a couple of years, but for now it holds everything I will need. I am going to put a plate over the spare tire for my Sthil back-pack blower, it holds two 21" mowers side by side and when I do my clean-ups I fit my Snapper in and pull my Billy-Goat Vac up backwards next to it, (I use the Snapper to suck up the rest of the debris after it is all raked up. And I use my Vac for all the concrete patio's and garden beds, ect. ect. ect. I don't have big yards and can get in and out with this tiny trailer attached to my Ford
    F-150. Some day I will go for broke but for now I will make things as efficient as I can with minimal cost. David

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    looks good
  6. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Thanks, I have been wanting to do this since the beginning but I just got my Mig Welder this winter and wanted to wait until all the taxes where dealt with before I jumped in.
  7. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    i wish i could weld but i get to learn next year
  8. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Looks like you do some good fab work. I agree with the others though, you need alot bigger of a trailer, you'll be amazed with all the options it opens up! But if it works for you thats cool too man, have fun!
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    thts alot of extra weight added to tht trailer!

    great welding though:waving:
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Yes, that's a small trailer!

    Yes, your cage looks good! Nice fab work!

    And the biggie... Didn't anyone else notice the FENDERS on the trailer??? I have NEVER seen that done before, pretty ingenious I must say...

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