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Old 01-08-2014, 11:19 AM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:23 AM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
I have a friend who runs a 48 and 52 wb in a CCLB 2500hd. They fit pretty good. Rear wheels sit right in the gap between the gate and the bed
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:24 AM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
I think he could shorten the overall length if he parks one on the dovetail and this would allow it to be beefed up for transport. I would not suggest having weight suspended on the tailgate while driving. I could still easily lift my gate up a few inches where my Wright is on the seem so most of the weight was indeed on the hinges not the cables. You could see the tailgate bending where the wheel sat on this one trip yet allow everyday use.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:40 PM
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So for the changing times wouldn't a hydro 36" with a sulkey and a 30" toro/exmark actually mow a lot more ground then the original justmowit?
On top of that it should save a mans labor if it is a 3 man crew?

Or is the 3 mowers for 2 men and a backup?
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:45 PM
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The actual problem with a ranger isn't actually the payload weight in the idea it is weight placement.
I know a guy who has several 60" gravely's on 2000's rangers and he said its good to about 75mph but he sad if he loads 2 # 52" walk behinds it gets light in the front at about 50 mph
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