securing 21" mower on trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kemco, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive been using a couple JungleJim "jungle boots" for the last few years. Never really fit my honda commercial 21"s very well. They are wearing out and getting bent (and ive bent them back many times) but my mowers keep popping out and slamming into the back gate a few times a day. Just broke another blade engage handle today (3rd one this year) and Im getting tired of replacing them. Might buy new jungle boots, if I have to, but was wondering if anyone was using another product to secure their 21s. Im not interested in any type of strap system though. Something like the jungle boot that is very quick and easy to secure the 21s. Any help is appreciated... link to product website would be great.
     
  2. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,537

    My "product" is a couple 2x4's nailed to the deck. I keep my 21" in the front corner of my trailer. Above my 21" is my landscape basket. IF....I was in an accident, it would have one helluva time dislodging from my trailer, completely. I honestly don't think it's possible.

    It's never come out of my little "system". And, the money's right.
     
  3. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have researched this quite a bit as well and haven't found too much out there. I too use the jungle boot (it is about the best I can find) I feel your pain and frustration about the mowers coming out, the boot getting bent, etc. the same thing has happened a few time to us as well. In the end I found that using the boot and 1 strap seemed to work pretty well and kept the mower from moving side to side (which is how it jumps out of the boot).

    So I would say to experiment with that type of a set up, from what I have seen it is about the best there is out there.

    If by chance you find something please PM me and let me know and I will do the same if I find anything,

    Jeff
     
  4. kludgemonkey

    kludgemonkey LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 61

    Kewl, we both use the same product. I call it 'My product' thought. lol
     
  5. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bungee
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  6. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah, me too, hated bungees. don't drive like a maniac, and if you do, screw a 2x4 in to chok the front and screw another 2x4 on top of it or bolt a 4x4
     
  7. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,537

    I forgot to add....my trailer does have 2' expanded metal sides, though.

    May be important. May not.
     
  8. tuffram

    tuffram LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use the Jungle Jim Boot on my exmark 21. I have the same problems with it coming out. The exmark 21 is very heavy and seems to bend the boot same as you are talking about. Before I bought the boot I used a 4x4 post cut 5 inches wider than the front of the mower with 2 notches cut in the post for the front tires to go into and 2 6 inch long bolts I dropped through the floor of the trailer behind both back tires this setup worked well.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I throw my wheel barrow over it, upside down, instant garage.
    The barrow. I chain that to the front so it don't fly off.
     
  10. ATLandcare

    ATLandcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Why are you not interested in just strapping it....strapping it is still quick, easily done with one person, and has never EVER failed me.
     

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