Itís been a while since my last tool post. I have several in the works and some complete just no time for a write-up. I have a nice engine run stand, tractor mounted hydraulic fence wire roller, and forklift hitch plate I will post when I get time. Itís difficult to find time with a 18 month old baby.
This one is a utility bed trailer to flatbed insert. I use my small 4x6 utility trailer the most of all my trailers because it can be easily towed behind my car/suv. On occasion, I need to haul something that is light weight and too wide or too long for the small trailer. For example my riding mower deck is too wide to fit between the rails on the trailer. I came up with this wood insert. It is constructed of 2x8 treated runners and 5/4 deck boards. It sits above the side rails slightly and now the trailer functions more like a deck over with no wheel wells or side rails. This has also been very useful to use as a mobile workbench. I used it to haul storm door that was too long to fit in the utility trailer. I then used this as my mobile workbench while installing the storm door at the in-laws house.
Here is the utility trailer.
Here is the bottom side of the insert. Notice the runners are going long way. This allows me to utalize the space below the deck to hold my ramps. Notice the slot in the backside.
Here is the insert on the trailer. Note that the head board is just a 2x12 that is screwed into 1.5" angle. It just drops in place in front of the platform.
After making this insert, I decided to cut some forklift slots in the side for dual purpose of a forklift workbench.
Here is the insert on the forklift. Note see my other tools for the tractor mounted forklift.