72 Toro Zmaster too wide for 6 x 12 trailer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by piston slapper, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah...prolly wont cost me a dime..
    I have a little steel laying around...and 7 in. cutoff wheels are amazing...
    I wont make the first cut until I'm positive that it will work...:nono:

    Now..If sumbuddy wants to trade a 60" Dixie Chopper or Exmark Lazer Z...
    I might could postpone the project..???:weightlifter:
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    Does ODC=Operator Discharge Chute? I don't have much time on Dixie stuff--don't know why you couldn't make it work.

    On the other hand, depending on your brothers good nature, it looks like a good opportunity to swap trailers with him.:clapping:
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yep...Operators Discharge Chute..
    Nope...I like my trailer more than any mower...
    6X12 single axle with drive on gate ...mesh sides..trimmer rack...its all good....
     
  4. kymowboy

    kymowboy LawnSite Member
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    I have seen 12 foot bush hogs with this concept, all 3 gear boxes were on a fixed deck but the "wings" folded up for transport, you just had to make sure the blades didn't swing out and hit something.
    Make the top cut just outboard of the right spindle but don't cut the skirts. Then build a heavy duty piano hinge out of small pipe and steel rod. Weld alternating sections of the pipe to the deck and wing. With the hinge in place, cut the skirts/ baffles and youre done.
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not hinging very much of the deck..

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  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Let's see a pic of your trailer.

    Oldtimer
     
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Cmon....Oldtimer....this ain't gonna be a tough job...
    A little flatbar for supports at the seams...overlapping the upper and lower edges...
    I needed to fix the outer lip of the deck anyway....
    Its a Piece Of Cake....I might even paint it...
     
  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Go down 1 deck size. You know which brand will work.
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  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I hear you....I just don't have a 60" Lazer deck layin around...
    Besides...that might actually involve spending some money...
    Its a 2001 model...so modifying the deck ain't gonna hurt the MSRP...:laugh:
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    In reality it could help it...... Think about motor homes and travel trailers with slide outs !
     

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