Yeah, the door makes it smaller and I just can't seem to find anything saying yes or no. Or someone who has tried.I don't know if you're going to get 60" mower inside a 6x12 enclosed. I'd love for somebody to prove me wrong but I'm just not confident. I can get a 54" hustler and a 52" wright into the enclosed with 4-5" on each side. The door probably takes off 8-10" from the inside width of the trailer.
I'm new to the field myself, and am still working on fleshing out my equipment roster and trailer. That said, I've done a fair amount of research on this topic and can say that @rippinryno is definitely on point - the measurement you need to ask for / determine is the cable-to-cable measurement on the rear ramp door.The door isn't the problem. When you open the door and the cables attache to the door while it's laying on the ground, you have to drive up the ramp. That point where the cables attached to the mounts is smaller, it is 63" right there. Now, some guys remove a cable and just use one cable, that would give you the full door width of 65.5" if you chose to do that.
No a 60 won't fit in a 6x12. Look at my avatar. That's a 6x12 and that hustler mower is 54. That's the widest mower that will fit. I tried a 60 at the dealer one day and it's a no go. If you want a 60 you've gotta to go up to a 7ft trailer.Yeah, the door makes it smaller and I just can't seem to find anything saying yes or no. Or someone who has tried.
Have you gone mad? That giant spring that's attached to those cables is calibrated to assist with the door lifting. If you disconnect that cable you've just screwed up your lift assist. And will probably have to take it in to a trailer dealer to have it fixed.I guess it will depend on the mower and the trailer maybe. Since my cable to cable width is 63" on my trailer, you could easily remove a cable and get a few more inches out of it, but the problem is, even at 63" you're cutting it really close on both sides, it could be done, but probably not going to be fun unloading and loading all day.
If you disconnect one cable, as I've seen and known many a friends and contractors to do, the door will in fact still work. I can't tell you how many i've seen that broke due to somebody running something into it, and rather than fixing one side they left it so they had room to come in without hitting it again. You still get some assist from the other attached side, this really isn't that big of a deal if you've been around for a minute, lol.Have you gone mad? That giant spring that's attached to those cables is calibrated to assist with the door lifting. If you disconnect that cable you've just screwed up your lift assist. And will probably have to take it in to a trailer dealer to have it fixed.