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Old 10-29-2012, 06:44 PM
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Exmark Turf Tracer 36"... Will it fit in the back of a 8' bed pickup?

I got my eye on a 36" hydro turf tracer, but don't have a trailer yet. Could I use aluminum ramps and drive that sucker into the bed of my super duty? From the best google fooin I could do that 36" turf tracer is 46.7" inches wide with the deflector down. I have 48" from wheel well to wheel well. I think I am good, but just wondered if it was stupid to try to drive a 500+ lbs mower up on 4 wheeler ramps?

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure you're talkin about a walk behind. I do it ALL the time, but i use wood ramps. The guy who sold me a metro said he was scared it would roll over him when unloading, but he was a skinny dude. I go up those ramps, brake it when it's on my tailgate, tilt it up, and use my knee to put it in neutral. When i first got my quick 36, one of the videos i watched (from their site) showed a guy working straight out of his truck also. You just have to be sure about handling it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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Sorry, I meant as a temporary load unload situation. I plan on getting a trailer, but I am just waiting for the right deal to come along this winter.

Link that video if you can find it!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:53 PM
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The mower in question is a 2008 model Turf Tracer HP 36" with "low hours" not sure on the number. It comes with the sulky and they are asking $3K.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:57 PM
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I am thinking this will work....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1osF...eature=related
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:58 PM
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Video seems to be gone from site. This was 2006. I believe the ramps were visible, and i'm not sure if they showed him loading, unloading.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 PM
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Do you load it backwards like this? Or forwards?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg8KFRceESk
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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Well, this video from their site shows the guy with ramps into his truck and a trailer. Whatever. My ramps are like his; they're a little far away to see. Anyway > http://betteroutdoorproducts.com/?pa...6Intro_H%2Ehtm

This is an edit - I just saw briefly where someone loads it in the truck easily. It's about the mid point of the video.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:11 PM
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So when the deck tips up, thats when you bump it into neutral and just push it in the bed?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:14 PM
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When my back wheels are on the gate, i brake, tip and put it in neutral with knee. I think my method might be different than the quick 36 video.
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