View Full Version : Any of you guys use Vans for mowing?

02-22-2009, 05:31 PM
I was thinking about getting an E-250 extended van for mowing. I would use it to haul a 36" walk behind, a 32" walk behind and a 21" mower. The ramp would be welded at the back so once the rear doors open the ramp would fold down.

Have any of you used a set up like this in the past? This set up would only be for mowing 1/8 and 1/4 acre lawns in a suburban area (no need for a 48" or ztr).

Any pro's or con's would be appreciated.


02-22-2009, 05:34 PM
I've have seen a couple of guys using van not sure you will get both walk behinds in the 32 is a kind of long mower

02-24-2009, 01:09 PM
I was planning on using a 36" scag, a 32" Better Outdoor products ninja and a 21" mower.

Has anyone ever used this set up or can you think of any reasons why not to use this set up?


mason dude
02-24-2009, 05:26 PM
The smell of gas drove me out when I used one for one season back in 98.
All the mowers were on a trailer but the 2 cycle stuff was in the van and the fumes were overwhelming. I use an enclosed trailer now and still smell some when I first open the ramp but not as bad as when I had the van . If you had a way of sealing off the cargo area from the passenger area and then put one or two roof vents in it may help, NO SMOKING = BOOM

03-08-2009, 03:00 PM
Had a 200g sprayer in a van and the smell drove me insane. I imagine gas cans will do the same thing. You can purchase vents from van accessory manufacturers. The concept is cool though. Even seen ramps online that fold inside the rear barn doors so it look clean from the back.

03-08-2009, 03:05 PM
why do you need a 32 and a 36?? just use the 32! the gas fumes would be killer

03-08-2009, 05:02 PM
X3 on the fumes. Not for me............