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Step trailer ramps and Toro Commercial WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Exact Rototilling, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    How easy is it to tip Toro Wb back to raise up the front wheels on step loading ramps etc. This is definitely a non issue when doing this with a Quick 36 @ 344 pounds. My 6 x 12 trailer has a rather step approach angle.

    Does it get progressively more difficult with the Toros when you go from 36 to 40, 48 & 52? These mowers weigh 520+ to just under 600 pounds
  2. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 411

    We ran into this problem loading walkers on a trailer my last lco had. We added a foot or so extra to the ramp and it changed the angle enough that they loaded up a lot better without hanging up. Just a thought.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    PM TOPSITES....he is the TORO master !
  4. woodbutcher44

    woodbutcher44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I have a 52" hydro wb and 72" ramps that i load in the back of a f-150 (yes in the bed) I back it into the truck with no problems unless the ramps are wet ,then I need a slight dip or put the ramps on top of a curb for a slope the is less steep.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    My Toro can be wheeled very easily up into a trailer or my shed.
  6. blm86

    blm86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    every once and a while i get caught on my gate, i just carry a few scrap 2x4's with me and throw them under the gate when i put it down. it gives it just the extra 2 inches i need to ease my loading

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