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Overhead basket

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chuck bow, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    Does anyone know where to buy a overhead type basket to mount on front of trailer where the mower front would fit underneath Checked with a couple of fabricators around here and they want anywhere from 500 bucks and up .... seems like i saw them online but havent a clue where . I need to replace the tool box on front of trailer and i think this is my best bet
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Northern Tool has them,I cant remember the price, the shipping is what made them not so attractive
  3. Lawn Enforcement FM

    Lawn Enforcement FM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Just curious, do you have one of theese boxes and are you pleased with it?

  6. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    Northern Tool has the basket for-$300
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Here is a pic of mine. It's not for sale, but I spent about $140 on materials building it myself.

    Finished storage rack (2).jpg
  8. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    WT, that is one nice fabrication job.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Nice job Matt. How many hours did it take?
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Entirely too long...lol. I would have to guess around 30 or 40. I bet a fab shop could get done in about 10. On the expanded metal I tack welded about every other point of contact. It might of been overkill, but wanted it to last. That made for a lot of cleaning (the welds). I also painted by hand. Now I have an airless sprayer and using it would have saved some time. Half-way through I bought a better welder, that helped. It's held up very fine. The only real mistake I made use using piano hinges for the door. It's on the second pair and only has one weld left. The material is too thin. I have some steel weldable hinges on order from Grainger now. Other things I would have done different would be to use smaller square tubing. I used 2" and feel that was too much. That sucker is heavy. Also, only one chain for the door instead of two. Thanks for the compliments.


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