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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM
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Need mower loading help

I had a line on a used trailer but the guy backed out. I have to drive 160 miles each way to a get a 48 ferris comfort control walker - I'll save 600 dollars over local dealer price to drive that far.

All I have is a 6 x 10 single axle trailer with no ramp/gate. I've had this trailer for 15 years and have been looking for a deal on a used one.

Question -- is there a way to load a 48" ferris walker on a trailer with no ramp gate?

I have until friday and don't want to buy a gate.

Do you think I could unhook the trailer, chock the wheels and drive the mower up on the trailer -- or is that out of the question?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:45 PM
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couple 2x8 for ramps.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:48 PM
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Just go to home-depot and get 2x6 by 8 planks you need 2 it will make job lot easier
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:50 PM
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Need mower loading help

Load walker on dealer trailer lower their gate on to you trailer and walk it on. Or use a slope and lift it on. Last you and dealer lift it on trailer.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:01 PM
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I have lots of 2 x 8's so I'll just make a temp ramp and attach it to trailer when I get there. I'm gonna look like a real goober, but whatever...

Local price on 48 ferris comfort control 6250 - plus I gotta pay 175 shipping for them to order it
or...
drive 160 miles and get one for 5799 plus tax.

I don't post much on here but have been reading all this great info since 2006 and I gotta say thanks to you all.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:13 AM
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when i started out i had a 4x6 trailer with a 48" exmark metro i just pushed down on the handles to lift the front up put the front wheels on the trailer then lifted up on the handles to lift the rear up and on the trailer. it was heavy but it did the job for a while till i upgraded.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:17 AM
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when i started out i had a 4x6 trailer with a 48" exmark metro i just pushed down on the handles to lift the front up put the front wheels on the trailer then lifted up on the handles to lift the rear up and on the trailer. it was heavy but it did the job for a while till i upgraded.
Bingo

They're not heavy
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:18 AM
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I wouldn't even mess with make a plywood ramp. If be worried about falling off it.

We even put a 4 wheeler in the back of a 2500 dodge by lifting it up
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 PM
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I have lots of 2 x 8's so I'll just make a temp ramp and attach it to trailer when I get there. I'm gonna look like a real goober, but whatever...

Local price on 48 ferris comfort control 6250 - plus I gotta pay 175 shipping for them to order it
or...
drive 160 miles and get one for 5799 plus tax.

I don't post much on here but have been reading all this great info since 2006 and I gotta say thanks to you all.
I bet you wish it was still 2006 with those crazy prices on mowers. Shame you have to drive so far for a deal. Ferris makes a solid product, I have older Ferris wb that is now a back up. The word bulletproof gets thrown around quite a bit but this old Ferris really is. Never any problems. If Ferris made a true stander I would be first in line to buy one. Why they made a hybrid like the evolution is beyond me when every other manufacturer is making a stander.
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