Enclosed trailer peeps can you give me some tips?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok i loaded my trailer today for the first time and i put my wb in the front near the tongue of my 8x16 enclosed and the ztr over the wheels of the trailer { is this ok} also i used ratcheting straps around the 4 casters of each mower to secure them to my E-track on the floor.

    I guess one of my questions is do you have any better ways to secure the mowers besides using these ratcheting straps,i mean what a pain in the butt they are going to be everytime you load and unload! I have a 4' wide side door that i will use to take the Quick wb out of and have it facing the door ready to back out down the ramps.

    Someone told me i should put the ztr up front near the tongue of the trailer but i think it makes more sense to put the small 36 up their and the big ztr over the wheels or am i wrong? Any other tips would be appreciated also when it comes to using an enclosed!
     
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Your right with the ZTR over the wheels. I wouldn't worry that much about strapping it down, maybe put a couple 2x4s to go infront of and behind the rear wheels on the floor, set the parking break, and go. I don't see the point of wasting time to strap it down inside an enclosed trailer.
     
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Here's a neat contraption that several manufacturers offer. This one is made for eXmark. They make them for walkbehinds and riders. One per machine.

    Matt

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  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    are you serious dont strap it down at all? Are these 2x4's fastend down at all?
     
  5. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
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    use faststraps to tie them down. walker in front of the zturn.
     
  6. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    do you know what these are called and do you bolt them to the floor?
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  8. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yep screwed to the floor. And no, other than the 2x4s, nothing gets strapped down. And this is with an open trailer lol.
     
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have never straped mine down either, why? mine dont move a inch no matter how hard i drive. and if the truck should ever roll those straps arnt going to do sha.t i saw 3 ztr and 2 wb's come blowing out of the roof of a enclosed trailer at 75mph, they had been straped in also.
     
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have a 2x4 for the wb to push against, but nothing on the wheels. thats not legal to do in a open trailer around me so i dont agree with the practice but every one does it.
     

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