Mark Cody details the reason behind building a portable work station:
"Back in the winter I decided to weld up a new 4x8 trailer to haul my Ranger around to the asphalt plants I help maintain. I find myself always wishing I were back at the shop with all my stuff. So I fired up the Ranger and opened up a 10-lb. can of Excalibur and the 4x8 trailer morphed into a mobile shop. I wanted to be able to carry all my stuff and keep the trailer light enough to be able to tow it with a ½ ton pick-up truck. I also wanted a work table surface at standard counter height so I didn’t have to stoop. It has a secure storage location for cables, drop cords and hoses that is easily accessible. A nice coat of rubber bed liner protects the deck and fenders and helps keep steel from sliding around as well. There's also room for tools, oxygen, acetylene, argon and CO2 tanks, and my LN-25 Pro, Invertec 160 and Pro MIG 180. Loaded up, it weighs 2,300-lb."
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