View Full Version : hauling large mowers

05-29-2006, 03:29 AM
Guys running 72in decks, what size trailer do you have?:confused:

05-29-2006, 06:08 AM
8x18's and 8x20's

05-29-2006, 08:34 AM
Guys running 72in decks, what size trailer do you have?:confused:
click...I,m building a trailer... In search ...you will see tha trailer i built that carries the 72" mowers
Ps the wheels have to be out to there legal max for the trailer i made ...Good Luck:waving:

05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
most car haulers are 72 inches or wider.

if you look around, you cna find 84 inch wide car haulers. pretty rare though.

05-29-2006, 03:37 PM
I use a standard 16'X6'10" trailer, square rails, 2 ft dove tail and bi-fold gate. I love the setup.

05-29-2006, 04:21 PM
8'x18', 8'x20' and 8.5'x28'

05-29-2006, 05:16 PM
I haul 23 foot of mowing width on a 21 foot trailer. A 9 1/2 foot mower, a 7 1/2 foot mower and a 6 foot mower.

05-29-2006, 08:26 PM
8.5' x 24' V-nose

David Haggerty
05-29-2006, 10:39 PM
Mine is the "landscaper" style with the little rail all around. I like it much better than the flatbed I used to have. It's 6'6" inside the rails.


05-29-2006, 10:45 PM
8.5' x 24' V-nose

plus a 8.0' by 19 open trailer:cool2:

like the V- nose though

05-30-2006, 01:06 AM
6' 10" x 16' 5" landscapers trailer.

05-30-2006, 07:44 AM
plus a 8.0' by 19 open trailer:cool2:

like the V- nose though

I didn't know if I would at first, but now that I have it, I can run my 21" mower, PG Ultra and my Billy Goat vac all out the door on the front, without having to take any mowers off.

I also haul a Toro 455 10.5' WAM in it, along with a Kubota ZD28, 60" mower.

05-30-2006, 08:20 AM
A nice car hauler would do good. Mine is 81" between the fenders and 96" total inside. It has a nice 58" ramp near the front on the right side to unload other equipment w/o removing the big stuff in the back and another 46" side door on the left side. It is 9600 gvwr.
I bought mine on ebay and if you look they have them there cheaper than you'll be able to buy new.

05-31-2006, 01:22 AM
Thanks for all the info, any brands that ya"ll would look for.

05-31-2006, 08:27 AM
IMO, they're all "decent", but you WILL get what you pay for.

Find 3-4 different brands and just compare the specs.

I know with enclosed trailers, you're going to have trailers that have the uprights in the walls differently spaced on some models.

I own a Feartherlite trailer, all aluminum, so it's lighter to pull, however it's also about $2,000 more than a standard steel enclosed trailer.

If you're going with an open trailer, same thing. Make sure you're comparing trailers with the same sized axles / tires.

Also, make sure it's got the ramps that you need. For mowing, you'll want full width ramps, not just "bobcat" style ramps. I know around here, they sell trailers with the ramps as an option, so people can order what they want, or even because some people will just build their own.

06-01-2006, 11:50 PM
this is our trailer with eth 72 in side we have about 2 inches to spare on each side think that the measurements are 77" x 16' really needs to be 2 ft longer but it works and it is paid for

06-02-2006, 01:21 AM
shortgut, who made your trailer