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How many mowers can a 82"x16' trailer hold?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by andersman02, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    We are looking at a new gatormade trailer. We have decided to go with the 18' or 16' 82" wide 7k gvwr version. I am looking to find out if our equiptment will fit on the 16'. I KNOW it will fit on the 18' as we have a 14k 18' but thats our skid trailer. Id like the 16' so its easier to pull and maneuver for the driver. (I drove the 18' all last year and it can be a PITA)

    Our equipment
    -60" gravely 260z
    -52" gravely walk behind
    -48" gravely walk behind
    -21" pusher (don't need to fit this on the trailer)

    I need to know if someone has a simular setup that works with the 16' trailer. Thanks
  2. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    An Exmark Lazer without bagger is about 7' long, 9' with bagger. If the Gravely is close to that You should have plenty of room if you turn the WB mowers sideways. More than likely you could just pull everything straight on and tuck the 2nd WB tight to the first and have more room. I think you'd be fine with the 16'
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  3. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Thank you for your reply. I was out measuring them today, the WB's are about 50" +54" wide, oddly they are about 50" long (front tires to just past back tires). The 60" is about 7' long like you said and about 62" wide. I am having a brain fart on how to load these :sleeping:
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    Set a 2x4 on the ground. Pull the first WB up to the 2x4. Then pull the 2nd WB up to that one right behind it. You should be able to put the front casters right up to or even past the rear tires of the first WB. Now pull the Gravely up as close to the 2nd WB as you can. Measure from the 2x4 back and see how much room it takes.
    Now try and turn the front WB sideways. You may be able to pull the 2nd WB up even further...maybe not.
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  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    obviously the 21" isn't an issue because it will fit next to the 52 and 48 easily, right? so it's just a matter of being able to position the other 3...i agree trying to fit everything on a smaller trailer is the way to go...keep in mind you can always have a side gate at the front of the trailer to put one of the mowers sideways if it works out better...i've done this for years, but it's been for a 36" mower so if we need that one for the backyard and only one of our bigger mowers for the front we dont' have to unload all of the mowers...just an idea
  6. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Don't get such a wide trailer, it may be easier to pull a regular 6.5 ft wide trailer. And still have plenty of room on the sides.
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  7. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 178

    All that can easily fit on a trailer that size. the 260z can go on front. The two walk behinds behind it sitting sideways. the 21 could go next to the 260z or on the tail end. I have something similar but I have a bushhog zero turn 55", hustler 52" and 48 walk behind. the 55 goes on first, the other two turn sideways. Setup works for me so it should work for you.

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