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Ideas for trailer to haul speakers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smp005, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. smp005

    smp005 Member

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    I am looking for ideas for a trailer to carry speakers to and from the line. I want to use a trailer to transport 20 speakers - 4 sets..

    Anyone have any pictures? I know there some ideas out there!

    Scott Powell

    North Lawrence Fish & Game
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    We hauled speakers with garden trailers for a while, but the trap help kept tipping them over and breaking the plastic speakers. We were losing money fast. We tried bungee cords and we tried a hand truck with a plywood baseplate and bungee cords. We now carry them out by hand. Slower but more secure. Mark
     
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    Hang'em upside down on a rack on the trailer. If you want a sketch, I'll get ya one.
     
  4. John Galt

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    Speakers?- Are these used to amplify the sound of all the cell phones going off on the line?
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Northern Tool is having a sale on some of their ATV trailers.
     
  6. James344

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    Our club modified a small flat cart to hold 20 sets of speakers. Not sure about measurements, but 4 rows built on trailer will hold 5 speakers per row. The bottoms of the speakers slide into the grooves end to end.


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  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    We have a plastic storage container on each field for speakers and control box. HMB
     
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    We built little carts that hold the whole biz and store them in large rubbermaid yard containers right on the field by the fence. We have skeet overlay, so under the steps to the high house is perfect.

    If you must haul them away to another location the garden carts Home Depot or Northern Tool (shown) sells are dandy and can hold more than one system. A smaller club near us uses these with a little modification for stability.

    HM
     
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    We keep everything in the trap house. Much closer than the clubhouse.
     
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    good un John. Mike
     
  11. smp005

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    Great ideas! I'm trying to envision a rack that would allow 20 speakers to hang from underneath the speaker.. Some way to keep the speakers from banging into each other.. As some of you have said - speaker damage is costly and no matter how much we preach and supervise the trap help, they still seem to get beat up.

    We currently strap them to the scorers chairs and wheel them out as one unit - I'm thinking if I can get two trailers - each one can haul speakers for 4 traps...
     
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