keeping walkbehinds in place

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    What do some of you guys do to keep your walk behinds in place while on your trailers. We have boards under the tires, but they are a pain, just wondering if anyone has any other ideas? thanks
  2. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 309

    trimmer trap's creaper keeper is what i am going to install as soon as i get a new trailer. go to their web site and check it out.

    Till i get it mounted i just use ratchet straps.

  3. molerat

    molerat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I use racket tie downs. Try that, I thick you'll like that
  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    same as molerat, i use 2 tiedowns per mower
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,093

    One tie down at each rear tire and one bungee on each front swivel tire. Plus I keep it in gear.

    This work good becuase the bungees can give and take as the load moves ever so slightly.


    P.S. My ZTR has a brake which holds great. Plus the hydro wheel motor pumps hold it too. No tie downs for the ZTR.
  6. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I was told not to keep it in gear, while traveling, each time the mower shifts it will wear on the trany. Not sure if is true! I just use two rachet tie downs on my 48" wb and watch out for the big bumps!
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    My Exmark z is no problem, the brake holds it fine. On my Exmark w/b I had the brake kit installed on it. It works GREAT, holds my w/b securely in place and is very easy to operate. I used to use the board and tiedown methods. The brake is SUPERIOR, I would highly reccomend it. It is the same brake system that is on the tthp, I believe. I think it is standard on all new Exmark w/b's.
  8. Wayne Offiler

    Wayne Offiler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    I have front wheelchocks bolted to the floor. Large eye-bolt attached to front of deck (which I also use to raise deck with chain fall). Chain is attached to front of trailer, has heavy snap-hook on end. I drive mower up to chocks and simply snap on chain. Mower can't move at all.
  9. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    I was also told not to leave a belt drive in gear, it would be hard on the tranny.

    I made "cups" for the wheels to sit in. They are made from angle iron, and bolt to the trailer floor.

    My mowers would slide on the boards, even with the brakes set.

    I used to have a picture, I'll see if I can find it.
  10. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

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