Product Spotlight - September 2021

Product Spotlight - September 2021

F.M. Manufacturing Laxi-Taxi answers growing demand for more job site mobile restrooms

Sometimes a portable restroom that is a little more portable is exactly what an operator needs. F.M. Manufacturing developed the Laxi-Taxi I and Laxi-Taxi II for situations where a portable restroom needs to be taken off the beaten path and frequently moved around a job site or event.

“There has always been a need for single and double restroom trailers,” says Ron Rupp, owner of F.M. Manufacturing. But recently, he says the demand has picked up. “The increase in things like pipeline and oil field work over the past few years has been huge, along with a rise in construction and road work crews.”

Laxi-Taxi trailer restrooms are manufactured for use at construction sites, golf courses, agricultural sites, parks or anywhere a portable restroom may require regular relocation. The engineering allows the restrooms to be transported to the site, lowered to the ground for stable and safe use, then raised for easy transport. And according to F.M. Manufacturing, it only takes a few minutes to do and can be moved without being emptied. 

F.M. Manufacturing listened to the requests of customers and focused on building for strength and longevity, according to Rupp. “We tried to beef the trailer up and make it a lot stronger,” he says. “We put 3,500 pound torsion bar axles on the single and double, which is way heavier than you’d need for a portable restroom. But the customers like it, and so far I haven’t heard reports of one failing.” Each Laxi-Taxi unit also comes standard with a diamond plate deck and fenders.

A heavy-duty step is mounted on the back of the trailer for easy use and can be folded and locked into an upright position for safe transportation. The company also focused on safety while in use. “The addition of handrails has been a big factor in safety,” Rupp says. “It helps the liability aspect by reducing the chance that somebody falls off that trailer.” 

The way the units are constructed offers convenient shipping options, according to Rupp. “We have the option to ship assembled or unassembled,” he says. “The axles, fenders, handrail and tongue are all bolt on so we can ship it on a pallet for more secure shipping and less chance of damage. And of course, preassembled is available as well.” 

The Laxi-Taxi can be towed by a garden tractor or smaller vehicle allowing it to be maneuvered into positions not accessible to vacuum trucks. Trailer sizes are designed to fit standard portable restrooms, but custom configurations are available. 877-889-2246; www.fmmfg.com.



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