Trailering my Mini Z

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by FuzzyOne, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 81

    Well, I must be crazy, but I bought a Mini Z today. I narrowed it down between a cheaper Toro Z100 and the Mini. It's overkill for what I currently do, but I was quickly talked out of the FasTrak. I will add that this site was a major influence in my decision.

    Here's my question: I will be picking up the unit this week. When I trailer (6.5'x12') my Scag WB, I always put it on sideways with the front wheels against the side rail. I don't think the Mini Z will be able to go on sideways and I don't want to brace it against the front rail. I like to even out my load when towing and don't want that much weight over the tongue. Is the parking brake strong enough to park the mower in the center of the trailer and not have it move forward? Or should I plan on mounting a 4x4" to brace the front wheels against to keep the mower from moving?

    Thanks...
     
  2. PFE

    PFE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Fuzzyone,

    I haul and demo Hustlers all the time and the parking brake is plenty good to hold on your trailer but I would still strap it down if you have tough Commercial vehicle enforcement laws. You will also be pleasantly surprised at how well the brake will hold on a hill if you are in a situation that you have to stop the mower and get off.
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    No, it is not, you need to strap the unit down to be the safest you can be.
    The brakes will not slip or move, but the unit still may move on the trailer, due to sliding under braking or the movement of the trailer in certain driving conditions.

    Later
    Pj
     
  4. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 81

    Thanks, I'll strap it down.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Please do so.....
    I had something happen to me yesterday, and if I did not have my demo Super Z strapped down tight I would of lost it off the trailer.
    I was traveling I-95 just north of Boston, when a tractor trailer in front of me came to a abrupt stop from about 65 mph, I had to do all I could do to stop my rig before hitting him or ditching my ride off the side of the interstate, I did get stopped but if that mower was not strapped down "REAL" tight, I would of had it through the back of by truck.

    Later
    Pj
     

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