need another rider that will fit on my trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    hey guys i'm starting to think for next year and yes if your wonder there will be a next year for me i desided to stay in business. ok heres the question i have a bob-cat 219 52" rider and for next year i would like to get a 61" mower for my bigger properties. but my trailer is only 12 feet long and i can't get 2 bobcats on my trailer so are there any ztr that are shorter or is there a good 61" walkbehind
    thanks alex
    don't mind the spelling
  2. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 153

    hey alex i am also a minor making a boat load of money. so if you have the money i would definitely look at wright standers. they will cost you but i used one for the first time 3 days ago and wow. i would get one if i didnt just spend $1800 on subs and amps for my car.

    good luck
  3. green-go

    green-go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    This might be a long shot, but maybe you could have a side gate put on your trailer. You might be able to get around 80" of trailer width where a side gate would be. Seems like alot of ZTRs are around 76-80" long. Otherwise you'll be alot more limited in your choices with your current trailer.
  4. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    few more details the trailer is 6.5 feet wide and 12feet long and getting another trailer is not a option because i just got a new trailer.
  5. green-go

    green-go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Yes, you have your equipment listed. 6.5'=78" IF it is exactly 6.5' wide. I suppose it's possible to have a piece of angle iron or something similar added where a side gate would be put to get to around 80" width. You could make it work if you wanted to I'm sure.
  6. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what about gravely's and encores are they shorter?
  7. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Wright won't regret it
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Both are great choices. Nothing beats them on compactness. You can get 3 52" standers on a 14' trailer.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Dixie Choppers are 75" long. I've had 2 of them on my 12 foot trailer before. They were tight but they fit.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    If you just got this trailer, remember, your resale value will go toward another trailer. If you are looking to purchase an $8000 mower, upgrading to a slightly longer trailer will not be an issue. You are looking at a few hundred bucks more.

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