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I need a new trailer setup. What do you guys have?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TGramstorff, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Hey everyone. I need to figure out what size trailer I am going to need. Here's what I will be carrying:
    36" Walk behind
    (2) 48" Walkers
    Push blower
    Push Mower

    Now I am trying to keep the trailer small if I can, say 16'. I was thinking If I take the 36, turn it sideways in the front. Tuck the push mower under the handlebars (turnd sideways), and the push blower behind it. Then I was thinking of driving one walker in on the left side. and backing the last one in on the right so the 2 boxes tuck in to each other. The problem is I think the deck sticks out too far for them to tuck together on the avg trailer that is say 6'4 or 6'6 wide. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If you have pix that would be great! thx!
  2. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    What type of truck are you going to pull the new trailer with?
  3. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    I cant help you out with a good way to set that up cuz i've never driven a walker, but to me that sounds really tight. Redmax man might be able to help you out.
  4. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    towing is not a problem I have an f-350 diesel
  5. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I think the Walkers are about 8 ft. long with the deck down, if not a little more. Does the deck flip up vertically for storage? If so then you might be able to get away with a 16'. If not, you already have 16 ft. used up. So your bare minimum size for a trailer will be a 7x20 even with turning the 36" on it's side. So if you go with a 16' you won't be able to take the 36", unless you get an 8' wide trailer, or a 32" to replace your 36". I think they do make those, but probably only in an enclosed model. So I guess it's an issue of taking everything with you and needing a 20' trailer, or not taking everything with you, and having a 16'. I would recommend the 20' no matter what, because you will run out of room with a 16' very fast. Your trailer can never be too big, only too small. Just lay out all of your equipment in formation on the ground, and measure how much room it takes up. That's the only surefire way to find out how much room you need on a trailer.

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  6. JerseyGreen

    JerseyGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I have a 6x16 trailer and I can fit my 36 walkbehind and two walkers it, I put the 36 in the front on the psssenger side( not sideways), then i back up the walker right next to it, then put the deck up, and then back up the next walker right up to it. I can fit all that and still have room for a push blower and a push mower.
  7. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I did think of doing that, I'm not sure I really like the idea of having the deck up on the mower, kind of a pain the a** to put up and down at every lawn. Do you have a pic of your setup?
  8. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 460

    Also interested in any pictures of your set-up, looking to run a similar set-up in the spring
  9. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    I can't fit a 21" push mower under the handlebar of my 36" walkbehind turned sideways on a 6-4" wide trailer. The lower part of the walkbehind (36" ones are longer than 48" or even most 52" walkbehinds because of the offset caster) is almost 5' long, leaving less than 18" behind it.

    If one of the walker decks is 52" or smaller, you could probably put a push mower next to it to it (53" + 22" = 6'-3").
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I say go with an 8x18 enclosed or a 7x18 open. Sounds like you could get away with a smaller and more narrow trailer, but think about it cramming all that equipment up tightly turning mowers sideways each time you use it would get old. I would just get a tad bit bigger trailer and be able to park your stuff easily.

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