Help with trailer ideas ??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MikeysYardCare, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. MikeysYardCare

    MikeysYardCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I bought this trailer for 50 bucks. Wood was rotton so took it apart. Mostly use it for dump runs but thinking of putting a ramp on the back to maybe start putting all my mowing stuff in there also on the mowing days. I only mow Monday and Tuesday (push mower) 10 lawns a day. Then the rest of the days is a little landscape and other type jobs.
    It's a 8x4. Put new flooring in and cant decided if I should put 4x8 wood walls or use these metal gratings I got for free for the sides. What do you guys think?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Screenshot_20181228-131352_Gallery.jpg Snapchat-1103862180.jpg Snapchat-1779859575.jpg Snapchat-606941932.jpg
     
  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Maybe make the sides removable
     
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  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd sell it for $75.
     
  4. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would buy a new trailer. I see lots of jalopy trailers out there, and honestly, for lawn care, if you are using the thing regularly, it's worth having something you won't have to worry about and that you can depend on. That trailer there would go to he scrap yard.
     
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  5. ggb6259

    ggb6259 LawnSite Member
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    Where's the fun in selling it? I like your thinking. Clean it up turn into something you can use and later on down the road you can sell it for a profit. I could use a dedicated mulch/yard waste/clippings trailer and that's what I'd be doing with it. I have an 8x5 that is one of a few trailers a group of us share and maintain. I use it a bunch. The 2 ft side walls are not near high enough for leaf season. Its an old converted steel frame tilt single snowmobile trailer. Handles a pretty good load.
     
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  6. Bfish

    Bfish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Stay with wood, easier to add tie-down points or modify for other future uses.
     
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  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,769

    The OP has a trailer that is 8 feet wide by 4 feet long?

    And ggb6259 has a trailer 8 feet wide by 5 feet long?

    Have either of you ever gone to the lumber store and asked where the 4x2s are? 10x2s? 8x4 sheets of plywood?
     
  8. ggb6259

    ggb6259 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    In 2019 It all depends on how one identifies... I identify- as 18 years old, 6'2", lean build, dark hair and blue eyes.....
     
  9. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Fanatic
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    As long as the frame is solid, I would stay with wood sides and use the mesh frames as a rear gate. Weld on some solid hinges. All set.
     
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  10. OP
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    MikeysYardCare

    MikeysYardCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Lmao you get the jist of it. Still learning buddy relax :)
     

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