4' trailer gates

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bigcutup, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. bigcutup

    bigcutup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I am currently looking at 2 new open trailers. However, both of them have 4' gates. Do any of you guys & gals regularly load ztr's with a 4' gate? I am concerned about the mower deck dragging at the transition point from gate onto the trailer. Locally, I have seen both 4' & 5' gates in use. One of the trailers has 16" wheels, & the other has 15". Will the 16" wheels make any noticable difference?
    Thanks for your pearls of wisdom!!
  2. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    Well the one I have for sale has a 4' foot gate and I have never had a problem with it. I know your looking at new, mine in super shape and I am on only aobut 30 miles from you. Let me know if you would be interested in looking at it.

    But to answer your question, I don't think the 4' gate is a problem. I have the 15" wheels though.

    Good luck
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Do you already have the mower for this trailer? If so, take it and your truck to test it. The height of your hitch is just as important as the gate. Good Luck

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