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    i had made a post a few months ago about starting a lawn care company . well i have almost got my trailer done and i just ordered 500 bussiness cards and am going to tackle the legal stuff next week. Then start passing out flyers.

    Here are a few pics of the trailer i have made. i have 485.00 in it and will need to spend another 60.00 on wood and it will be done

    Its 5 x 10 1/4 inch thick angle

    Needs Paint fennder and flooring



    Enclosed Led Light Bracket And ratchet strap hooks



    More pics when done to come.
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  • #2
    Nice.

    Seeing as you can "build stuff", are you planning on doing something to allow you to add/remove sides for when you need to haul bulk materials/leaves?

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    • #3
      There are 10 of the ratchet strap holders so im planing on cutting 10 2 x 4s 10in long and notching them 1/4 inch on each side so they will fit in the holders then make a frame with 2 x 4s and cover them with 1 x 6s to haul debris.

      i made the ramp removable.
      Last edited by calebmoss; 05-23-2011, 10:18 PM.

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      • #4
        Looking Good! Being your own Boss can be very rewarding, it can also be a big headache at times. Good Luck, glad to see ya go for the "American Dream".
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        • #5
          You did an amazing job! How long did it take you to do that? Everything looks amazingly accurate!

          Also how did you come up with the size and design of it?
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          • #6
            i Probly have a little under 60 hours in the trailer some of that was set down and scrach my head " thinking " time because i have never built one before.

            metal comes in 20 foot lenghs or 4 x 8 sheets so i did 5 and 10 foot lenghts and made the ramp 4 feet long.

            When i out grow this mower i will get a comershal mower and move up to a bigger trailer.

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            • #7
              Did you enjoy making it or now that you have completed it, would you have rather purchased one instead?

              Others reading this may be wondering which way is the best way to go with this.
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              • #8
                this is from the another forum

                Sounds a little over kill for such a small trailer. I don't mean to be a Dick, but I would have thought you could have bought a trailer like that for under 5 or 600 dollars on craigslist easily. JMO

                Looks good though.

                My reply

                Why buy used when you can build brand new what you and want how you want , with the satisfaction of building it your self ?

                Any trailer new this size was 1200.00 plus tax i already had the axle wheels and tires. I am thinking about making a few trailers during downtime for some extra cash. If you can weld and have a welder i say go GOPHER it

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                • #9
                  Its getting paint on tuesday.

                  i had to to wire in a plug on my truck yesterday and the lights work great.

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                  • #10
                    Trailer looks great
                    It is fun when you can burn and melt metal to get the things you want
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                    • #11
                      Nice looking trailer. I like the touch of the protected tail lights.
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                      • #12
                        Some of your welds look a bit cold, but it should be fine. Having built a few trailers like this I would have to say if I can source some of the parts free (axle, wheels, etc) I would have probably built it myself as well. But I have access so a shop and a good welder so it wouldnt be that hard.

                        If I was trying to do this in my driveway as a first time project I would recommend buying a new or used trailer.

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                        • #13
                          Excellent trailer. I was thinking about building one, but bought a Big Tex 10X4 instead, and am planning on building sides on it.
                          It takes at least two steps to be 3 steps ahead!

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                          • #14
                            Some of your welds look a bit cold, but it should be fine. Having built a few trailers like this I would have to say if I can source some of the parts free (axle, wheels, etc) I would have probably built it myself as well. But I have access so a shop and a good welder so it wouldnt be that hard.

                            If I was trying to do this in my driveway as a first time project I would recommend buying a new or used trailer.
                            I built it at school before i graduated this past year with all the tools i needed.


                            Thanks for the comments everyone, I fill This forum is a whole lot better than some of the other larger ones out there.

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                            • #15
                              Its getting paint on tuesday.

                              i had to to wire in a plug on my truck yesterday and the lights work great.
                              I look forwards to seeing the new paint job.

                              Also, I was wondering, what do you do about registration and getting a title for a trailer when you build it yourself? Is that an issue at all or don't you need a license plate for it?
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