mower bumper rack

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by EH909, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. EH909

    EH909 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Does anybody have ideas for a rack system that mounts in the trailer hitch, that could have two mowers put on it? Would be nice to be able to put the tail gate down to empty clippings without removing it.
  2. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    You're talking about a couple of 21" mowers aren't you? Northern Tool has something. Personally I'd mount them on the front of the truck with two hitches not just one. Any welder could do it for you. He could even make it hinged so it could fold up when you're not using it, making it look like a brush guard.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    My question is why are you collecting clippings? this is a horrible thing to do to any grass.
  4. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. EH909

    EH909 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    All of our HOA's accounts require it. We try to tell them not to but its what they require for the contract.
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    who is hoa? I hope you charge up for all that extra time and expences.
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  7. goel

    goel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Home owner association
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    My truck when I work in the city...


    The handle folds straight up on the Toro and the ramp stores upright.
    No way you're getting two mowers on this one. (from Harbor Freight)
    At least not unless you have them hanging over the back or something.

    There are probably very expensive carriers that would work if you start Googling.
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 816

    How do you go with ground clearance, say your coming out of a steep driveway? Any issue with putting it on a standard height vehicle?

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