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Old 12-22-2018, 04:34 PM   #1
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Well, I have had an idea floating around my head involving a mobile shop (everything accessable to outside) that would mount inside my 6x10 dump trailer. Working concept is that I will roll yo to a jobsite, unload the shop for the crew, immediately have a dump trailer for debris and also have my truck for material runs. I am basing the design off of a surplus military S250 communications shelter on top of a custom sliding cradle. Here is where I am so far.

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Go on...?

Fun idea, I’d like to see the iterations.

Doesn’t look like the type of shop where you’ll be ripping 16’ material. I assume you deploy the box and break stuff out to work in the yard/driveway then repack it ?


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Go on...?

Fun idea, I’d like to see the iterations.

Doesn’t look like the type of shop where you’ll be ripping 16’ material. I assume you deploy the box and break stuff out to work in the yard/driveway then repack it ?


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I will have a fold down aluminum brake on one side, a swing up side door on the other side with a cut station. Trim coil, caulk, hand tools etc can be stored inside and securely locked at the end of the day. Lots of kinks and changes as I go down the rabbit hole....
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Cool. So instead of unpacking you just unfold a side for its purpose.


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Cool. So instead of unpacking you just unfold a side for its purpose.


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Yes, once you remove the need for anyone to walk into the unit, the whole box can be used for storage of tools and smaller supplies with access from the exterior.

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I like it...
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I had a similar set up. Was a stellar hook lift for pickup. 8,000 # cap. Picture small dumpster, alum to save weight. And then a flatbed with side boxes and a rack. The flatbed (with tools and materials) would nest inside the dump can. Strap in, pick up the whole thing and drive to the job. Split them and your off. Could leave both on the job with the crew while I took truck to do estimates or to get nails etc...


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I had a similar set up. Was a stellar hook lift for pickup. 8,000 # cap. Picture small dumpster, alum to save weight. And then a flatbed with side boxes and a rack. The flatbed (with tools and materials) would nest inside the dump can. Strap in, pick up the whole thing and drive to the job. Split them and your off. Could leave both on the job with the crew while I took truck to do estimates or to get nails etc...


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I would love to see some pictures if you have them. Can I ask why you no longer use the set-up?
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I've been wanting to do something similar. My idea (and I'm sure it''s not original) is to have a flatbed on the truck, a container built like a trailer for the tools, not really a shop but just to replace my trailer, then a dumpster bin that could be dropped and then loaded back up to take to the dump. One vehicle registration and three purpose built units.

You do have me thinking though that I could build a slide in unit to house the tools that could be hauled around in my 6x10 dump trailer and set in place at the job site (probably be less likely to be stolen than a trailer too)
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Well, I have had an idea floating around my head involving a mobile shop (everything accessable to outside) that would mount inside my 6x10 dump trailer. Working concept is that I will roll yo to a jobsite, unload the shop for the crew, immediately have a dump trailer for debris and also have my truck for material runs. I am basing the design off of a surplus military S250 communications shelter on top of a custom sliding cradle. Here is where I am so far.

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The only drawback I see to that set up is the fact that it's up so high or are you going to lay it right on the ground? Going up and down steps all the time would get old.
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I've been wanting to do something similar. My idea (and I'm sure it''s not original) is to have a flatbed on the truck, a container built like a trailer for the tools, not really a shop but just to replace my trailer, then a dumpster bin that could be dropped and then loaded back up to take to the dump. One vehicle registration and three purpose built units.

You do have me thinking though that I could build a slide in unit to house the tools that could be hauled around in my 6x10 dump trailer and set in place at the job site (probably be less likely to be stolen than a trailer too)
And only one trip. I need to cut access doors and strip out the interior.
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The only drawback I see to that set up is the fact that it's up so high or are you going to lay it right on the ground? Going up and down steps all the time would get old.
I am going to make access through the sides. No need to get inside it. If you remove the need for a human to walk inside, you maximize storage.
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Might work well in the suburbs....but in the city or rural areas....
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Might work well in the suburbs....but in the city or rural areas....
City= no go. Here in Raleigh NC, we are suburbs.
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This will give you an idea how secure these boxes are.

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any chance of a leg breaking and falling on someone? If it's military surplus, I'm betting it's heavy.

maybe installing large hatch doors on the sides with a sliding pin lock (seen them on some service truck bodies) will provide the security against thieves.

looks like a cool project. would look great with your business logo on the finished sides for advertising.
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any chance of a leg breaking and falling on someone? If it's military surplus, I'm betting it's heavy.

maybe installing large hatch doors on the sides with a sliding pin lock (seen them on some service truck bodies) will provide the security against thieves.

looks like a cool project. would look great with your business logo on the finished sides for advertising.
The box weighs 780lbs empty.

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That isn't going to walk off...
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I think that’s a really good idea. One of my biggest annoyances is dropping off the tool trailer and then making a round trip to pick up the dump A lot of wasted time.
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The first thing I don't really like are the 4" x 4" legs. That's just me though.

I like the idea. Every once in a while I get a flyer about a truck show. On the front is a large truck with a utility bed. The bed gets dumped off, then you can pick up a dumpster. This is very similar to what you are thinking.

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https://www.jlconline.com/products-t...k-truck-show_s

I'm thinking something like this for loading and unloading. Wouldn't take much. You would only need a winch, which I assume you already have. I doubt you are dumping the box off, without some sort of winch to slow it down.

I like the overall idea. Drop it off, then everything is there. The same as leaving a trailer on the job site, but no one is going to steal it. Breaking into it, may still happen. The doors look like they have a good enough lock, but it probably relies on a padlock. Maybe not, I don't know.

As long as you have room for a truck, a large tool box, and a trailer, on the job. Currently I'm trying to figure out the best way to go smaller, because I don't have enough room on my jobs.

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