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Old 08-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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Efficiency mowing setup - small truck / trailer with PICS!!!

So this is my setup this year. Already running out of trailer space but it works well for now. Next year I am thinking of getting a 5x10 instead of the 5x8 and getting a 48" Hydro unit to replace the 36" belt.


Well anyway figured I would show my setup, I was on a budget so most of the modifying I did myself. Gas can holders, ratchet straps around wheels of walk behind, The Honda 21" mower is strapped down as well, also even built a blower holder that also gets a strap. Total cost for everything you see was around $9,000 (that includes the truck).

2006 Chevy Colorado (4 cylinder)
5x8 Open utility Trailer
36" (Bradley) Redhawk walk behind
21" Honda HRR21VKA
Stihl FS90r Trimmer
Stihl FS56 Trimmer
Stihl FC90r Edger
Stihl BG86 Blower
NO Spill 5 gallon gas can
NO Spill 2 1/2 gallon gas can
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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good looking rig one man operation very efficient

upgrade as you go, if needed/wanted
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:37 PM
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Efficiency mowing setup - small truck / trailer with PICS!!!

Go ahead and get a 6x12
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:39 PM
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Efficiency mowing setup - small truck / trailer with PICS!!!

5x10is where it's at. I have a 6x12 and I'm gonna downsize to a 5x10 at the end of the year.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:18 PM
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5x8 here as well.

Seeing your Honda reminds me how much I like the upright storage position on my Toro SR4s!

I can run it in "head first" and leave it that way - no need to turn it sideways wasting valuable trailer space.





There's a few inches to spare right behind the walk behind.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:44 PM
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Efficiency mowing setup - small truck / trailer with PICS!!!

I'm going from 6x12 to a 6x18. I'm tired of running out of room.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:54 PM
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Went from 6x12 to 8x16. I wish I got a 8.5x20 lol
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:13 PM
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With the 5x8 backed all the way in to the fence at the end of the driveway, I have JUST enough room to eek my wife's small car by to bet in alongside the truck. (the drive is wider at the back)
If I buy a bigger trailer, we can't get the car in/out while the truck is there.
I refuse to park on the street.

I MIGHT be able get a 5x10 and still be OK, but it will be tricky at times.
Not sure if the extra two feet is worth the potential hassle though.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:17 PM
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Nice set ups gentleman.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:27 PM
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With the 5x8 backed all the way in to the fence at the end of the driveway, I have JUST enough room to eek my wife's small car by to bet in alongside the truck. (the drive is wider at the back)
If I buy a bigger trailer, we can't get the car in/out while the truck is there.
I refuse to park on the street.

I MIGHT be able get a 5x10 and still be OK, but it will be tricky at times.
Not sure if the extra two feet is worth the potential hassle though.
Make your wife park on the street
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