Trailer configuration help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RandRlawns, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. RandRlawns

    RandRlawns LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 25

    Hello everyone. I bought a 5x8 trailer and I'm trying to figure out the best way to set if up for maximum speed getting equipment on and off. This would be easier if I had bought a 6x10. I have a scag 36" and a 21" Honda. They do not fit side by side like I would hope for. Also, I'm about to purchase Extreme trimmer racks and I had planned on mounting them on the driver side of my trailer but I see some folks mount them on the front of their trailer above the tongue. I think I'll mount them in the side bc I plan on putting a 2'x2' cage up there but I'd like any input from you pros. Also, should I just use 2x4s nailed to my floor to stabilize my scag? Thanks in advance to you all for the input.
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  2. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I put mine on passenger side. That way when parked on road I don't have to worry bout getting ran over
     
  3. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    1. You can either but the Scag in first and put the Honda sideways behind it.

    2. Or put the Honda in first in one of the corners follwed by the Scag on the on the other side and use a wheel lock system for the Scag.

    3. Lastly put the Honda in first sideways and use either a wheel lock system on the Scag when you put it in second or run a 2"x10" across the trailer for the Scag to push against.


    USE RATCHET STRAPS

    -Michael
     
  4. RandRlawns

    RandRlawns LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 25

    Passenger side, of course! I completely misspoke on that. That was my idea too, so that I could just walk up and grab the trimmers wo going all the way around my truck. The ratchet straps... Are those the kind sold by the makers of extreme trimmers that wrap around the back wheels? Ill try those configurations to see what suits me best.

    Thanks and keep em coming!
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  5. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

  6. RandRlawns

    RandRlawns LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 25

    Michael- when you use those ratchet straps, do you just tie the mower down to the trailer sides or do you ratchet down the back tires to the floor?
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  7. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    When i put my 36" on first, I put the mower against the front of the trailer and run a strap from the left side vertical "railing", around the back of the mower and over to the right vertical "railing" piece on the side of the trailer.

    I also ratchet a 2x10 to the front of the trailer so that the mower rests against it instead of metal on metal.

    Please do not just put your mower on and use the brake, too many "professionals do that and their mowers move all over the place". You also can wear down the brakes when you leave the brakes on.

    -Michael
     

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