Thought you might enjoy looking at my Ag. Welding Fabrication Classes latest project. The class wanted to build something that would show their talent and be useful. Gary Davis's excellent welding trailer caught the attention of the class and was the inspiration for this project. I will add detailed pictures when time permits, but here are a few highlights of the project. The trailer is 5' X10' with 3 locking tool boxes, locking cable well, and a locking drawer under the welder. When designing the trailer a lot of thought was put into eliminating leg grabbers and shin bangers. We are currently finishing up a mechanics vice and a pipe vice that lock into the stake pockets. When not in use the vices will store in the drawer under the welder. A removable ladder rack and the fire extinguisher brackets are also in the paint room. My students will be checking the site and looking forward to your comments.1welder (Medium).jpg
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Thread: High School Fun
05-07-2009, 04:43 PM #1Junior Member
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High School Fun
05-07-2009, 05:10 PM #2
Looking forward to more detailed pictures!
Just an FYI, in the second picture, tell those two boys on the right to get out of that habit before they hit the working world.
05-07-2009, 06:10 PM #3Senior Member
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05-07-2009, 07:05 PM #4Senior Member
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05-07-2009, 07:57 PM #6Senior Member
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Grumpy makes a very good point.
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05-08-2009, 11:42 PM #7
05-09-2009, 04:21 AM #8
They did a very nice job on the trailer, it looks great.
However I do need to agree with Grumpy,there are better ways to pose than with your hands in your pockets, show pride in your pose, first impressions last.Ken
What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that
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05-10-2009, 07:17 AM #9Senior Member
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Since you asked I will give my honest opinion based from working off a portable welding rig for the last 22-23 years now.
I dont like how there isnt a place to wrap your cables up. Its much easier to walk over to the side and peel off what you need verses gettting 50' or 100' sections out throwing them on the ground and pulling 25' over to the job.
Looks to me like the cables are stored in the big tool box.- Hard to get to.
It also looks like your tool box lid flips up which means things get piled on top of other things. I prefer a cabinet with side doors and shelves.
I also like to be able to get my tools out without climbing up on the trailer.
Another thing your missing a bottle rack for your 75/25 gas so you can mig weld out in the field.
The Trail blazer does an excellent job at running portable mig.
I would also recoment a rack to carry some ladders.
These are just some tips for the next welding trailer that you build.
I'm sure there are some reasons why you built it the way you did, cables are more secure in a locked box than the way I suggested and building a cabinet as I suggested cost alot more money plus all the extra weight of having shelves.
Here are some pics of how I like my tool boxes, hangers for cables and mounting ideas for tanks.
05-11-2009, 07:40 AM #10
Portable Welder, i like the idea of cabinets instead of boxes, but that one has a lot of waisted space for carrying just one kid, you could have made it much smaller. no point in spoiling him with all that leg room.
kid's did a great job on the trailer. koodooes to them.thanks for the help
hope i helped
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