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Landscape box for trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I decided to build a landscape box for my 5x10 trailer to save space. I am making it tall enough for my 21" or a later on WB to fit under it. I am wanting to keep gas cans, sprayers, trimmer line, and some hand tools in it to clear up floor space. I will also hang my hand tool and blower off the sides of it.
    What are some things you look for in a landscape box? I dont know if I should have the top open, the outside open, or the inside open. Any input is welcome!
     
  2. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    your talking about a cage over the front of your trailer like 25 30 inchs off the deck. just make it so you can lock it.
     
  3. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    yes that is what im talking about. Should I build it based on measurements of my gas tanks and sprayers or is there a universal size that trailer companys make these things?
     
  4. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    i Bought a Box from tractor supply well actually my buddy had it and i got it for 15 bucks and just screwd it tou the tounge of my trailer. if i was you id just build a rack and bolt one of those to that. then it locks and your good to go.
     
  5. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    If you have a 5x10 trailer, Tractor supply sells a cage for about $100. If that is the size you need I would buy that one. I am guessing your supplies would cost about the same if you are building it yourself.
     
  6. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    is this on the website? i looked and couldnt find it
     
  7. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    On the website it is actually attached to the 5X10 trailer that they sell as an option. I don't think you can purchase it from the website. When I checked into buying one you had to order it from the store or their catalog. But I just looked and don't see the image on-line anymore.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Carry on makes the box Tractor Supply sells. I made my own, if I remember I get a pic of mine. Its not on the trailer yet
     
  9. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    24" x 24" X your trailer width
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Why not buy a locking tool chest from TSC...they have them for about $300. They lock, they have a lid and they keep the rain off of your stuff. If I can get some time this weekend this is what I am going to use on my 5x10. I will send pictures if I get the frame welded up and the box attached. Since I use the Stihl Kombi all of my attachments and my 2 powerheads will fit into one box.
     

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