Enclosed trailer rear door size?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Envy Lawn Service, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was looking at a nice little enclosed trailer today.
    But it was only 6' wide, which is fine for me.
    However, the door opening looked small.

    On an open trailer you have a full 6' but on enclosed you do not.
    That's something I hadn't really thought about.

    So what is the average door width?
    Or the average setbacks for the box corners?

    I'm concerned how wide I'll have to go to fit a 60" mower.
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    To fit a 60 or 61 inch cut you will need a 7 ft or larger door,The wide trailers are a task to pull in tight places.
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You looked at a 12x6 right?

    I would think its at least 5ft wide.

    Sounds like a tight squeeze for a 60''. I have a 7ft wide enclosed for a 44'' toro z master.
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, a 6x12... home for one ZTR and some goodies...

    I don't know that I'd want tighter than a 6ft rear door for a 60" really.
    It would be different if it wasn't zero turn.
    The Z's have bad loading/unloading manners sometimes.
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tell me about it,

    You get wet tires on plywood you will spin all day long.

    Its fun backing in the trailer at full speed just to make it up the ramp.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wonder if grip-tape would help?

    You know, the kind like on skateboards and some ZTR footplates...
     
  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have tread plate aluminum sheets on the floors,
     
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Have it and helps a little but not when the tire is loaded up with grass clippings.

    I only have these types of problems after rain. Looking to coat the ramp with marine grade tread coating.
     
  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hello all, 1st. post.

    I have also been looking at enclosed trailers. One thing you might want to check, if you haven't already, is the clearance on the cables for the spring assist. From what I have seen there's less clearance between the cables on the ramp than the door opening.

    Assuming you are getting a ramp and not double doors.
     
  10. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good point on the cables. I have a 7x16 trailer not sure of rear door size exactly but I have caught my 61" supersurfer on the cables more than I'd like.
     

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