Buyers Trailer Stake Pocket - Tapered, Model# B2374G
Close but no cigar!
I purchased 8 of these from a Northern Tool store for a small trailer also purchased from Northern. I wasn't displeased with the quality of the item however I was very disappointed in that the standard treated 2x4's I purchased were too large for the pocket and 2x3's were too small for the pocket. I had to cut each 2x4 down a quarter inch on each side up 3.5 inches in order to use them. A lot of extra precision work!!! Also, I wish that these pockets had a hole drilled in the center so I could install a lag screw. I liked the inside taper to help hold the 2x4 in place but I drilled another hole in the center to attach a lag screw which I felt would make the installation better and stronger. It's a great product but they need to make make them in different sizes or make sure that 2x4's will fit. Because of that issue, that's why I only gave this an "average" rating.
June 13, 2011
The tappered design gives a strong hold to the 2X4, which when tightened down makes for a solid upright brace.
June 1, 2010
Trailer Stake Pockets
Item is a quality fabrication made out of mild steel. All of the ones I received were uniform in shape with an attractive finish. The bolt holes were of the proper size for what they would be expected to fasten.
February 15, 2010
This is an inexpensive add-on to my flatbed trailer that will make it much more versatile. It would have cost me 10 times more in time and effort to fabricate these myself. They came out of the box ready to weld on.
November 18, 2008
Good product....good value
High quality, heavy gauge stake pockets work perfectly for side rails on a trailer.
August 13, 2008
Just as described
These stake pockets were exactly what I needed. I welded them to my trailer (faster than drilling/bolting) and cut tapered ends on the sides of the 2x4's. The 2x4 stakes fit perfectly and stay put.
August 11, 2008
Used on the flat-bed I built and was very statified with the price and quality. Service with your company was excellent.
October 11, 2007
A very heavy duty product! Easy to paint and install. Works great.
July 16, 2007