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trailer length

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kyfireman2004, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    I would think that a 18 or 20 footer would be sufficient.
  2. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Posts: 295

    I would go at least 20'. Its going to be close, I can only fit 2 60" riders on my 18 trailer, 20' I would be able to get 3 on. I can easily fit 3 riders in my 26' enclosed :)
  3. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    I have a 16 and i can get a snapper ztr and a scag on it and have 3 feet left over at the back
  4. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    I bought an 8'x20' enclosed trailer back in March. I carry 2 ztrs, 2 32" walk-behinds, and a 21" push mower. We had to put the 21" on a homemade platform to clear up floor space. To this day, we joke about needing a bigger trailer. You will be better off buying slightly bigger than too small. And having the trailer be 8' wide instead of the normal 6'-6'5" allows a nice little walk-way too.
  5. GroundEffects125

    GroundEffects125 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    i would go with a 20 or possibly a 22
  6. cajunboy

    cajunboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I have a 16 foot trailer and put scag 52" turf tiger, scag 36" walkbehind sideways, then Hustler mini z 52" and have about 3 inches on back. It is pretty tight. I think a 20ft would be sufficent as long as you dont have a cage on the front of the trailer. That is alot of mowers to carry around. I try to only carry one walkbehind and one ztr as much as possible. With all three mowers on my truck sucks up some gas and my trailer eats up tires. Just something to think about.
  7. gavin478

    gavin478 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I can fit 3 ztr's tightly on my 20 footer, so you should be able to pull that off with the walk behinds, as they take up slightly less space.
  8. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Posts: 219

    You might want to do the math because you have 20.6' feet of mowers.
    So NO a 18' or 20' wont work.
    You'll need at least a 22' and that will be cutting it close.

    7' wide will be cutting it close also. if you have an 86" long mower that sounds like a 72" cut or bigger. make sure your deck will fit comfortably in a 7' space.

    You might also consider a side gate for the walk behinds, it will suck if you have to unload two large Z's to get to a walk behind every time. It will save time, starters and gas on the Z's also.


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