Those with 8x16 enclosed trailers.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Turf Technologies, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    Im looking to upgrade to a 7x16 or 8x16 enclosed and was wondering is it possible to get three machines inside? I have a Ztwo 60 and 52Wb and look to add another 52 WB. I was thinking the 60 Ztwo would have to be turned facing sideways. Anyone have an ideas? And would the 7x16 handle three machines?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keeping in mind that most ztr's are 7 feet long,unless you can turn them inside.
     
  3. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    What if I had a side gate and and put the ZTR up front and the WBs in back?
     
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Even with the Z sideways I doubt you could get them in a 16'er and still close the door. It would also have to be at least a 8' wide one to turn a 60" ZTR around sideways once inside the trailer. On a side door I don't know if you could get one bigger than 48" because of the frame supports spacing issue on the side walls, which wouldn't help with those size mowers. I think you will have to get a 20' probably to be safe.
     
  5. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    I dont even want to think about pulling a 20 footer.
     
  6. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Believe it or not you won't notice a big difference between the 16 and 20 footers. The width is the main factor with an enclosed (to a point)

    I would think that it would be difficult to load the ztwo from the side all the time. You'd always have to make sure you had clearance for the ramp.

    Also---I can fit a 48in wb and two 60in ZTRs in my 20 footer with over 2-3 feet to spare so I suspect it is doable to put two wb's and a Z in a 16 footer. Just put the Z in the back or you will have to turn the wb's sideways which is a pain in the neck by the end of the day.
     
  7. supercuts lawn maint

    supercuts lawn maint LawnSite Member
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    dixie are short base and one hellava machine111
     
  8. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea are, dixie chopper is only 76in's. Just over six feet.
     
  9. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    Right now I have 6x12 wells cargo and get the 60 Ztwo up the back its a tight fit and I have to go slow but it fits np, What are the sizes of a side ramp door?
     
  10. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
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    You need to measure everything. I just got a 7x16 and I can fit in 3. I have a ZTR and two WB. I just have to butt the front of the second WB up against the back of the ZTR.
     

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