Gas containers on trailers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfcare, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    :) How do some of you tie down your gas containers (if you carry gas containers) to your open trailers? I was thinking about building a small open box to set the containers in.
  2. Before I had a pickup I used 2 x 10's and made a box on the trailer to hold them.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I just set them in the front left corner of my trailer. I have 2 eyebolts in the floor of the trailer, one on each side of the cans. I then run a cable through the handles of all the cans and put a lock on the end of the cable connecting to the eye bolts. The cable is just long enough to keep the cans held down tightly. Kinda hard to explain, it would be better if I had a picture.
  4. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    When I purchased my gas cans I also purchased the optional tie down units.. Tie down is screwed to the trailer floor and a flexible strap loops over the can and attaches to the front of the tie down. nice and secure.
    Bob R
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    I have gas can racks on both sides of my trailer. If you need a pic I can get one.
  6. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I have a box to hold hedge clippers baggers and gas cans.
  7. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    In this pic you can see my cans in the bottom right of the pic. There is a 2x4 bolted across the trailer. the cans and a couple blowers ride in front of the 2x4 with bungee straps over them.

    Haven't lost one yet

  8. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    i have an open box built and welded to my fender of my 16' trailer that is on the same side as my truck fuel tank is, the box holds 2 5 gal cans.
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I've always just used bungee cords looped through the handles and attached so that it's snug. It can prevent their jumping out of a rack if you hit a big bump. I use metal safety cans with spring loaded lids, too.
  10. Andrew S

    Andrew S LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    I have racks or brackets (whatever you want to call them) and it has a chain running thru it to stop some one stealing it

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