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Best way to secure a commercial wb in trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcwlandscaping, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    As a lot of people know, i am picking up my new eXmark Metro 15/48 tomarrow. I was just wondering the best way to secure it in my trailer. THANKS :cool2: FYI, it is an open trailer, the one listed in signiture.
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    if its open use tie downs if its closed put it in the trailer where you want it then screw 2x4's infront of and behind the drive tires
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I use three 2x4's. but im going to be getting some prolockers soon. They seem like they're the best!
  4. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

  5. GLC51

    GLC51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have 1' long 2x4's front and back of the rear wheels. These are beveled and held in place with 8" nails. I drilled holes trhough the 2x4's and trailer floor a little larger than the nails so the nails and 2x4's can be lifted out when I haul dirt or mulch on the trailer. This way you run the mower up into place, set the park brake. Then I have 2" ratchet tie downs (10,000 lbs rating), front and rear latched onto anchors on the floor. Takes less than 30 seconds to tie down or release. I have changed setup a number of times as I have changed equipment but it's easy to do.

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