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How many back you mowers on the trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I think when I got my first ZTR, a Grasshopper it recomended backing up the ramp so I have always backed my ZTR's onto the trailer and have a chock to stop the mower where the balance is correct. I also strap it. I notice most people drive them on front wheels first. I have a single axle trailer and only haul one at a time. Any body else do this? I may have just imagined it but I was sure I read in the Grasshopper directions to do this for some reason (saftey)?
  2. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    I back mine on primarily because I can balance the trailer better that way, but I also think it's safer to drive forward off the trailer....
  3. rustic

    rustic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I back mine onto the trailer, too.
  4. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    The WB goes on first and the the rider- both facing forward. I've seen guys with Walkers back them on- maybe because the hopper is full and it might tip over backwards going up the ramp? Some guys will turn the mowers sideways to make more room on the trailer.
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    We back one of the Walker's next too another one driven straight on which allows em side by side up front ... so we can get the dixie on behind them ...nice tight set up on a 16x6.5 trailer
  6. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    My 36 and pusher goes up front, then I Back my Z on. So all the weight is on the trailor axle. If I park my Z forward I get trailor sway. Not alot, just sometimes.
  7. jpsquared

    jpsquared LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    i put the fastrak on sideways and then i back on the super z
  8. RD592

    RD592 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I THINK the reasons they want you to back it on the trailer because it is not safe to go foward on a slope because it may flip backwards. Just my 2 cents.
  9. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    I only back the mowers on when Im bored.
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I can back a mower on faster then I can back off.:)

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