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Sidegate Trailer? Yes? No?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 8rickyj, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. 8rickyj

    8rickyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    What did you make the rake and shovel holder from? I cant tell by the pic, I like that idea.
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Here's what mine looks like, its a 54" side gate. Hope it helps...
     

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  3. pinecrestwoods

    pinecrestwoods LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Here's an in-progress shot from when I built mine. That's a 36" walk behind on there. Only thing is the length of the ramp. A walk behind is real easy to wheelie up and down, but my Stander was a little more tricky to learn how to do it safely. Easy as pie, though, if you pull up curbside and gain 6-8" on height.

    The space in the middel of the front is for another ramp that goes from the trailer to the truck bed (gotta get to that one of these days).

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  4. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    ^^^ thats one Heck of an idea. more pics?
     
  5. pinecrestwoods

    pinecrestwoods LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    If NewJersey is referring to my stuff, it's not as nice as some of these other units. I don't have the ramp built yet from the trailer to truck. This trailer was a horse trailer in a former life before I got it (cheap). Really narrow. So, I started widening it from the front, and built this cage-looking deal for the front. Then I got busy- you know how it goes. Tough to rip into a trailer that's gotta be in service.

    Then I got an enclosed, and haven't worked on this trailer. I did pick up a hoist/dump setup several weeks ago for $25. It's from a dumping grain cart, minus the running gear.

    My plan is for this trailer to be a leaf rig. The entire back of the trailer will become a dump box. (..... if I get around to it!!!!) It's destined to look redneck until it sinks into the ground, but I'll get it looking decent. :weightlifter:

    The side ramp was a huge time-saver for me. At only around 60" wide, you can see that I had to line everything up single-file, and the equipment you wanted would generally be behind everything.

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  6. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    I was actually refering to the ramp from the trailer to the bed.
     
  7. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    That is the perfect trailer.. Who built it?
     
  8. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    It was built by B&B Truck Equipment in Byron Center, MI. They really only build custom trailers on occasion, not exactly their main business, but they really build a quality trailer, I've been very happy with that trailer since I've had it.
     
  9. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Thanks for the reply.. It looks great
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i like mower brads trailer.
     

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