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03-15-2010, 01:51 PM
Ok so three days in a room now I hit the building pulling my trailer out of the garage. It's so tight and I'm still looking to buy a three car garage house you would think it would be easy now a days but none to be found. My question anyone use one of those dolly deals like http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200312193_200312193
I have a single axle 6x12 with a 60 ztr rider and a 36 wright stander think it will work for me?
03-15-2010, 02:04 PM
It will probably work but that's a lot of weight to try and pull manually. Not sure what your driveway garage entrance is like but maybe if it's completely flat and you don't have to push/pull up hill it may work. We used a larger one to jockey U-Haul trailers around when doing repairs but they were empty. If your trailer is empty it's wouldn't be a problem.
03-15-2010, 02:09 PM
Well I can move the ztr to the rear of the trailer and take a lot of tongue weight off. It's pretty flat just a one inch bump to get into the garage. Its just I have to jackknife the trailer to get it into the garage because its in between two buildings. I just have to do it for a couple more weeks hopefully.
03-15-2010, 02:33 PM
How big is the trailer, and what all do you have on it? It would probably work if you have a smaller trailer and not too much on it. You might possibly have to do something with the 1 inch ridge at the garage entrance, though. You could actually do that rather easily with a bag of quik-crete. But I can certainly understand your need for something like this by the sounds of your circumstances This may very well be your answer.
03-15-2010, 04:49 PM
When I had a 6x10 single axle, I could move it around myself easily even with a WB loaded on it, as long as it was positioned right on the trailer, and it is on fairly flat ground, its all about taking the weight off the tongue as mentioned above. But those dollies should work OK with that size trailer, you will be surprised how easy it makes it to move a trailer around, or you could also install on those trailer jacks with the wheel so you could roll it on the ground. They are only about $20.
03-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Everything on the trailer is listed in the first post. I already bought the dolly. It does it's job but the trailer is just to heavy to push by myself. Thank god the neighbor helped me but back to square one as in how in the hell am I going to get this trailer out. Guess Ill have to put a hitch on the wright or something.
03-15-2010, 05:13 PM
got a atv?
03-15-2010, 05:35 PM
The problem is I only have a one car garage here and my shop is 8 miles away in the hood so I don't want to leave the equipment there even though its locked they just don't care over there. After I put the trailer in I only have enough room for my grill on one side and I could squeeze my wright in on the other side of the tongue. Almost certain an ATV wouldn't fit plus the 450r couldn't handle it.
03-15-2010, 06:42 PM
Here's your answer...Look for one of these. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120489696483&crlp=1_263602_263622&ff4=263602_263622&viewitem=&guid=63c56d231270a0e201b37243ff65937d&rvr_id=&ua=WXF%3F&itemid=120489696483
03-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Im not sure about your driveway set up, but why dont you just leave the trailer outside in the driveway and put the mowers in the garage? OR if you cant do that, find somewhere to keep the trailer other than the garage, and leave the mowers in the garage. Maybe on the side of your house or in back somewhere?
03-16-2010, 12:04 AM
Mikekle I live in a Condo at the moment with a HOA. I can't have anything parked infront of my garage because it would block four others. Kind of a bad set-up but didn't intend to be here this long thought I could find a house by now.
03-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Jeez, yeah...just be glad you are able to even RUN your stuff out of there without getting all kinds of crap from Gladys Kravitz across the street.
03-17-2010, 12:05 AM
Came up with a solution I use my toro 36 hydro w/b put the tongue on the front caster wheel and just drive it in. Theres really no tongue weight maybe 25-50 lbs max handles it like a champ I only have to move it 20 feet at most. I can pull it out with the dolly so it wasn't a total waste as its down hill slightly. I get away with it because I don't have a single sign and don't use the address for business; therefore, they can't say anything because its for personal use for all they know.
03-17-2010, 02:02 AM
That is very smart thinking! I doubt I wouldve thought of trying that?
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