Adding a shelf for mower?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by snowjeep, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    I have a 14ft by 6.5ft trailer with a side gate. I put a 52" and 54" ztr on the trailer but only have room for my 21. So at the front I was going to put a shelf above the front wheels of 1 of the ztr's. Make a ramp to fold down to the side gate and put my 36" up there. Anyone do this or have recomendations?
  2. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,772

    how tall will that be?
  3. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    It only needs to be 2ft tall to make everything fit.
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    It's possible. There is a guy here that has a shelf on the front of his trailer with 21" Snappers on it, on top of another row of 21" Snappers. To me though, I think it would be easier and safer to upgrade to a larger trailer.
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,720

    FWIW, 36's are as little as ~320lbs and up to 675lbs+... I didn't see the brand of your 36 in your list?
  6. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I had a shelf on my first trailer for gas cans. Im with KS GRASSCUTTER on a bigger trailer, but not everybody is cofortable with pulling longer trailers. If you do a shelf be sure to make it so that you can strap everything down real good cuz if you get in a wreck you dont want things flying up to the cab of the truck. A cage with expanded steel on the front top and sides plus tie downs would be pretty safe.
  7. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    check out the wreck link in my sig...i dont think i'd have anything that hezvy on a telling what could happen.

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