Equipment trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jrsimpson77, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. jrsimpson77

    jrsimpson77 LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 77

    Has anyone ever modified their trailer so deck of the mower doesn't hit the hinges on the ramp.....smaller deck mower isnt a problem it's the bigger mower.

    My mechanic guy had an idea to fix it....guess I'll see tomorrow what he had in mind. Just wondered what others have done to fix this problem.
  2. Doohboy24

    Doohboy24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have not. I just hold my front wheels up until the rear wheels are about to crest the ramp and then sit the front down. I am only working with a 32" though, not sure how much heavier a bigger mower is to keep up on rear wheels going up.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,250

    I just hld them up also. Its a 860lb walkbehind but can be done.
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  4. jrsimpson77

    jrsimpson77 LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 77

    Yeah I do the same.... It helps but it just seems like they still hang up here and there and get caught on the hinges.....and it drives me crazy. Guess we'll see what the mechanic guy has in mind tomorrow....he's fixed some other trailers so he says.
  5. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Mine do it too the exmark weights enough to sort of compress the trailers rear axle down so it doesnt scrape at all but the toro scrapes all the time. I was going to make the tailgate about a foot longer to help out with the pitch of the tailgate. Just an easy simple thought for you guys.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,085

    Our got lengthened by and 3 feet. Much more better
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  7. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    My hustler does it, I think its that my ramp isn't long enough, I priced a longer ramp for 500.00, but its time for a new trailer which I was planning on buy this month due to the other issues I have with it.
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