View Full Version : trailer length

07-29-2007, 11:43 PM
How long of a trailer would I need to run 2 walk behinds(36 and 48 on a 7+wide) side by side and 2 ztrs nose to butt?
18 or 20'
Going on the ztrs are 78-86" long. Didn't know if anyone runs this combo.

KTO Enterprises
07-29-2007, 11:54 PM
I would think that a 18 or 20 footer would be sufficient.

Gruneich Lawn Care, Inc.
07-30-2007, 12:01 AM
I would go at least 20'. Its going to be close, I can only fit 2 60" riders on my 18 trailer, 20' I would be able to get 3 on. I can easily fit 3 riders in my 26' enclosed :)

KTO Enterprises
07-30-2007, 12:03 AM
I have a 16 and i can get a snapper ztr and a scag on it and have 3 feet left over at the back

Lohse's Lawn Service
07-30-2007, 12:06 AM
I bought an 8'x20' enclosed trailer back in March. I carry 2 ztrs, 2 32" walk-behinds, and a 21" push mower. We had to put the 21" on a homemade platform to clear up floor space. To this day, we joke about needing a bigger trailer. You will be better off buying slightly bigger than too small. And having the trailer be 8' wide instead of the normal 6'-6'5" allows a nice little walk-way too.

07-30-2007, 12:07 AM
i would go with a 20 or possibly a 22

07-30-2007, 12:10 AM
I have a 16 foot trailer and put scag 52" turf tiger, scag 36" walkbehind sideways, then Hustler mini z 52" and have about 3 inches on back. It is pretty tight. I think a 20ft would be sufficent as long as you dont have a cage on the front of the trailer. That is alot of mowers to carry around. I try to only carry one walkbehind and one ztr as much as possible. With all three mowers on my truck sucks up some gas and my trailer eats up tires. Just something to think about.

07-30-2007, 01:22 AM
I can fit 3 ztr's tightly on my 20 footer, so you should be able to pull that off with the walk behinds, as they take up slightly less space.

Lawntime Mowers
07-30-2007, 09:57 AM
You might want to do the math because you have 20.6' feet of mowers.
So NO a 18' or 20' wont work.
You'll need at least a 22' and that will be cutting it close.

7' wide will be cutting it close also. if you have an 86" long mower that sounds like a 72" cut or bigger. make sure your deck will fit comfortably in a 7' space.

You might also consider a side gate for the walk behinds, it will suck if you have to unload two large Z's to get to a walk behind every time. It will save time, starters and gas on the Z's also.