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Old 08-10-2013, 01:23 PM
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Trailer Ideas

Thinking i might have to get a trailer for a toro 36" walk behind. I also would want to fit a push mower on with it as well. My mom doesn't like the idea of pulling a trialer since im only a teenager but a trailer would make things a lot easier than fitting it in the bed of my Chevy s-10 pickup. Should i try to find a used trailer somewhere? Or buy a frame for around $150 and put my own gate and plywood boards down on it. All I've ever had to haul is a push mower and its ok with just a truck bed, a trailer is the way to go for the 36". Just maybe any advice would help me out.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:10 PM
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Listen to your mom and save your money and truck. Get ramps so you can drive the wb right into the bed of your truck.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:11 PM
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Listen to your mom and save your money and truck. Get ramps so you can drive the wb right into the bed of your truck.
Buy a trailer. You won't have to worry about beating the bed of the truck up either

Ramps are an accident waiting to happen imo
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:16 PM
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where do you do most of your work? Some places are a real PAIN to have the additional footprint over the truck itself. Some neighborhoods, having a trailer would mean blocking three driveways.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:44 PM
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Driving the mowers into a bed of a truck using standard ramps is very unsafe. By a small trailer and be done with it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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where do you do most of your work? Some places are a real PAIN to have the additional footprint over the truck itself. Some neighborhoods, having a trailer would mean blocking three driveways.
well i cut 1/4 acre lawns to probably an acre now that i'll be getting a bigger mower. A trailer wouldn't be a pain just my mom doesn't like the idea. Im thinking ramps, trimmer, blower, gas cans and a bigger mower i would be cramped on space in my bed because i have a smaller truck, i could make it work and maybe build a rack for my trimmers and blower to hang on if i had to
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:53 PM
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Driving the mowers into a bed of a truck using standard ramps is very unsafe. By a small trailer and be done with it.
Well i wouldn't be standing in a sulky i would guide it up there, im just thinking space would be an issue with everything in my bed of my s-10 pickup
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:05 PM
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Listen to your mom and save your money and truck. Get ramps so you can drive the wb right into the bed of your truck.
so in your opinion would i have room to fit both ramps? with echo srm-225, and a standard blower? and 2 gas cans? im thinking it would work but it would be close.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:06 PM
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Well i wouldn't be standing in a sulky i would guide it up there, im just thinking space would be an issue with everything in my bed of my s-10 pickup
Just buy the trailer pay cash Lol
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:20 PM
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Just buy the trailer pay cash Lol
well im already paying off the truck, about to spend $800 for 2 mowers, so for starters i might just put it in the bed to save money, trailers seem to be more money that i thought
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