Keeping a mower on a trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    How do you guy's keep your walk behind mowers from moveing around on your trailers?
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,849

    3" ratchet strap across the deck to the trailer frame. it takes all of 5 seconds to secure/unsecure it.
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Put it in gear.....wheels will lock up.
  4. sgtgm5

    sgtgm5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    I keep it in gear too. :p
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,849

    a guy in my town used to put his in gear but he doesn't any more since he kept having to replace his tranny every year or so. my WB doesn't weigh enough to hold it from sliding around my trailer unless it's secured. It is also a couple hundred dollar fine for not securing equipment
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have enough equipment on my trailer that it cant move anywhere. Also I use a tandem axle trailer which rides much better than a single.
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Currently heavy duty rachet tie downs. But soon either prolockers or fast straps. Can't decide.
  8. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Ratchet straps for now, but want something faster and even easier. Looking into ProLockers or Fast straps as well.
  9. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 324

    ratchet straps for now and it sucks but just putting it in gear is not only bad for the trans but it will still move around
  10. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    My Ferris Hydro won't move when it's not running. I just set it on the trailer and forget about it.

    DFW Area Landscaper

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