New Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by wriken, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    How do you utilize the ramps? do you pull in using the rear door, then pull forward out of the front door? (your mowers) or do you only use the rear door? I'd think using both doors would benefit the most, even though you have to take the time to open them both.
     
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    well on my open trailer i had no side ramp on it, so to get to my 48" which I carried up front I would have to back the 60" ztr off park it go get the 48" off. That takes alot of time, I know I could have put a side ramp on the trailer, but did not or even knew if it would structurally weaken it, so I discarded that idea, plus I put temp walls on it to haul leaves etc. I also wanted the added security of the enclosed trailer, we have alot of little lakes with cabins all around them, there is alot of vandalisms up here. I got tired of backing my trailer in the garage and unhooking it etc. Now I can park it and lock it anywhere in my yard.
    But to the ?, I can unload the 48" off the front, the front ramp is 60" wide I might even be able to squeeze the ztr thru it. I have'nt even had the mowers in yet still have 4-5"s of snow, but getting to 60 this weekend. When I was checking trailers out I needed on high enough so I could pull my ztr w/collection system mounted on it, lots of trailers I had to duck down alittle to even walk thru it, this one is 6'8"s and I'm 5'10", ztr with system is 66"s high.
     
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    well good luck with the trailer, i hope to have one like that someday. about the snow....it almost all melted down here today, we had about 3-4 inches as well. i'm sure yours will be gone soon......and you know what that means. $$$
     
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice trailer, I especially like the forward facing side ramp.

    My vote is for bed liner on the floor. I've used both and the bed liner holds up way better.
     
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Did you get yours sprayed, if so how much, I just got a quote for the entire 25' and both ramps and a foot up the side. $800.00 sound pretty good? Thanks
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    $800 is a KILLER deal. I paid $1200 and I have a 24' with only one ramp.
     
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is thru zibart, hav'nt called lin-x yet, I do know line-x wanted 390.00 to do my truck bed, and zibart wants 449.00, have to ck. tomorrow.
     
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Decided to just paint the trailer floor, with that grit stuff in it will post a couple pics, I run out so I'll have to get some more paint tomorrow and finish it. I put a coat of white paint on the walls also. The pic from the rear ramp did'nt come out very good, to dark, I will post more when finished.

    mvc-009s.jpg
     
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    front ramp veiw

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  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I still think I will have to do something on the front ramp as far a traction, any idea's ?:) Snowmobile track???:rolleyes: , LOL. Toooo shabby
     

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