Jungle Jim's Mower Holder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnboy48195, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Lawnboy48195

    Lawnboy48195 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I have a Toro 36" walk behind that for the last 2 seasons I have somewhat secured to my trailer by using 2x4's. After reading many guys on her saying how unsafe that is, and I do agree, I was wondering what you guys thought of the mower holder by Jungle Jim's? I see that it will securely hold the front wheel BUT will my machine still sway on the back end if it gets bouced around? I don't want it bouncing into my 21" mower.


  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Ah the "pro-lockers" are back.

    Yes, what you are describing, the back end of the mower sliding or bouncing side to side WOULD be a problem since the lock only holds ONE front caster.

    Now, what you could do, is use those 2x4's and put them on the sides of your rear wheels, screwed to the trailer. Like the lines in a parking stall in a lot. That should keep the rear of the machine in the confines of where you want it, it would take a hell of a bump to get it airborne enough to bounce over the 2x4 on the sides.

    Personally, I just use the 2x4's to hold everything. "but what if you were in a wreck"? Yeah, what if... Well I'd bet money that just about any IMPACT would make those lockers that bolt to the wood floor just shear right off. Either the wood will give or the metal will, but that thing is NOT going to stop a 1,000 pound Z mower if the trailer stops or changes directions near instantly, like as in a wreck.
  3. Lawnboy48195

    Lawnboy48195 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Thanks for the info, I will probably do like you suggested with the 2x4's like the parking lines to keep it confined. Thanks again!
  4. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

  5. grntmbfisher

    grntmbfisher LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    I use 2 of the fastrap wheel straps on the rear wheels and it keeps my mower in place. In normal road conditions the mower won't move at all but if the road is fairly bumpy you should keep an eye on your mower because the straps sometimes loosen up a bit. Well worth it in my opinion though.
  6. Columbia Care

    Columbia Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I back my WB onto the trailer and place it sideways. Then I secure it with a cable and pad lock to the trailer rail. Mower does not move around while driving and people with "sticky fingers" have a very difficult time if they want to get my mower. Total cost was $10 for cable and lock. Keeps my trailer floor open for other equipment and hauling jobs.
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I like this idea best !!
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    i made my own of these to use and it was a lot cheaper to do for 2 of them. oh and mine locks :waving:

  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I use Fastraps, too.
  10. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    100+$? No way would I soend that $ on that.

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