Hauling walk behinds.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassmasterswilson, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,853

    We are going to run 2 48" wb's this year. Wondering how you guys load them on the trailer.

    Drive straight in and park one behind the other? Turn them sideways with front wheels against side rails?

    How do you prevent the front of mower from running on the trailer rails? Thought about buying a few pool noodles?

    I will be ratchet strapping them down to prevent rolling.
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  2. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Here's one configuration we do. I tried to upload a pic but it keeps failing.
    No idea if this helps, but here you go...
    16' Trailer
    36" Wb Encore sideways at front
    61" Ferris 2000z backed on
    61" WB Ferris backed on
    D rings on decking with strips of flat stock underneath for tie downs.
  3. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,855

    I put them sideways, and I use fast straps to tie them down.
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  4. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Back em or drive em on and use fastraps or whatever tie downs you want. Fastraps are damn slick though.
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I like those fast straps myself, ratcheting just takes too long.
  6. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    we used prolockers on our open trailer but when the enclosed gets here we have Etrack in the floor and we will have custom ratchet straps to attach to the etrack to secure the mowers--fast, simple, allows us to "nest" the walkbehinds allowing for more room on the trailer
  7. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    I've never strapped a mower down in my life and I never will. Complete waste of time and effort. The mowers don't move.
  8. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    Creative apparently you've yet to have a run in with the DOT. They do move and it's a law that loads be secured
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  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fastraps are awesome, definitely easier than ratchet straps.
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  10. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lol. Not even the slightest bit true.
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