Surfer bottom out

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GLC, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 175

    I just bought a used great dane surfer with a fixed deck. My question is how do you guys keep the mower from bottoming out when you load and unload it? My trailer is kinda high in front and a 5foot gate at the back. I have it at 2.5 inches for most of my yards. Just need some ideas. o yeah, the trailer is dual axle.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,928

    Raise the deck or walk a wheelie up the ramp.
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  3. jeannewyatt

    jeannewyatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    Ride a wheelie. I have super surfers and do this all the time. The trick is getting them back off the trailer. You have to stop where they bottom out and rock the mower while going backwards. Same idea as a wheelie just in reverse.
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  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    Put an arc in your trailer ramp. Any welder can do it. Wheelies can be dangerous.
     

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