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Lawn Rabbit Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jtkplc, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I've heard about these trailers but not anything on here. Has anyone used them or seen them? What are your impressions and thoughts? Seems like a really good idea to me. Pretty high priced though.
  2. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 558

    i was just about to make the same post about them i was wondering the same thing. i saw them in a magazine last night and was curious to know who has seen or heard anything about them.?

  3. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    seems like a good idea, but not so sure about the bulkiness of the trailer. I'd worry about the trailer weighing more than my truck when all said and done. looks more for commecial scale usage and needing at least a f-350 turbo diesel to pull it. just my 2 cents.


    Richard/owner :D :D :D
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    anyone got a link? sounds interesting.
  5. bblawncareprofessionals

    bblawncareprofessionals LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Looks cool, would work great for me since we use Walkers and bag most lawns. But like Richard said looks pretty bulky. Any specs or prices?
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Well really it will be some heavier than a regular trailer of same size, but not that much heavier. It has a seperate engine, hydraulics system, the loading hopper, chain floor unloader, and the sides of the main hopper, but that wouldn't weigh so much as to be unreasonable. Looks like they have a couple different variations of ramp and side height configurations. The part I don't understand is how the loading hopper will make the main hopper loaded evenly. What I mean is, it looks like it won't dump itself at the front of the main bin, only at the rear, which would not work for very long. Or, does it have a track or long arms to carry the clippings to the front?
    Just yesterday evening a friend of mine in the next town over was telling me he saw a similar trailer in the next town up from him, the guy had a couple of Walkers on the front and the back had a hydraulic dump bed on it like a cross between a dump trailer and a landscape trailer. Said the guy had it custom built, and he had the high lifts installed on the Walker's to clear the sides. Must be a nice setup, I haven't seen it myself though.
  8. pyrocare

    pyrocare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    They said the price was about $13,000. The hydraulic chain in the main hopper is reversible so when the area under the hopper is full just move the pile with the chain.
  9. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Brilliant! Cool I hadn't even thought of that. I think I could come up with a similar setup for much much less though, and less complicated at that (sounds like this one has a seperate engine and quite a bit of hydraulics).
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Eric, you should make something similar to that as a project. I'd love to see some pics. :drinkup:

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