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Size of plywood for trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mortymower, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Mortymower

    Mortymower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Hey, i am thinking of putting plywood sides on my 6X12 trailer and tarping leves into it. I mow a lot at the end of my street where a house was torn down and there is a 3 foot deep hole the size of an average foundation that needs topsoil. The owner said that i could dump leves/grass there as long as i spread lime on it and turn it every 6 months. VERY CONVEINIENT!!

    My question is how thick does the plywood have to be and what are the best designs for anchoring it to the trailer. Thanks!
  2. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    Hey man I did that to my trailer. I'll take some pics tommorow if I can and show you. I have 6.5 x 12.
  3. Mortymower

    Mortymower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Thanks I appreciate it
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Lawnboy--> you read my mind. I am thinking of doing the same thing this week with mine. If you could post a good detailed set of pics I would be ever so greatful!
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I did the same thing to my trailer. Used 3/4" plywood. Attached it to the frame using U-Bolts. Tied the sections of wood together with heavy duty zip ties to keep them from wobbeling. Sorry, don't have any close up pics.

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