Mower width problems inside trailer......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2k1yzfr1, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I am thinking of purchasing a 48" walkbehind. Right now I have 2 36's that fit nicely between the fender wells. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fit a 48" and a 36" side by side? From plywood to plywood it is 90" inches and from fender to fender it is 77". Am I missing something obvious on how to get 3 mowers in a trailer?

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  2. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    48'' and 36'' is 84''. You should fit. What else is going in there? You can't back them both out past the wheel wells at the same time (not that you would anyways) obviously but you can still fit them.

    Or...if you are keeping both the 36'' then just move them up, you have plenty of room thats a huge trailer.
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    If you can fit to 36"'s next to each other move them forward a bit and put the 48 behind them?

    You can frobably even turn the 48 sideways if it makes it any shorter....
  4. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    My trailer is 8 feet wide. Not sure of the actual inside deminsions. At the front I drive straight in my 36". Then I back in my 52" on the opisite side and go back as much as possiable. Then my 21" goes behind the 36". Then my 60 goes in last. If I could I'd post a pic. The 36" and 52" are as close to being side by side as possiable and infront of the wheel wells. But if I need the 36" everything has to come off. Hate that part. I was thinking about putting a ramp out the side door just for the 36".
  5. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I have a 52" Z at the back of the trailer. I am getting rid of a 36" and replacing it with a 48". I would like to not have to pull 2 mowers off to get the front mower out. The trailer is 20' but I am using the front 6' for a work area and to have space to get in and out without walking over mowers.
  6. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    Do you think a 48 walkbehind will save you alot of time over the 36? I ask because your trailer is going to have alot of wasted space as you will not be able to get those machines side by side in the wheel wells, or infront of them due to the step indention. It would seem like you have alot of weight in the rear of the trailer as it is. Maybe if you purchased a 36" stander to replace a regular 36", you would be faster, and still be able to get both machines side by side. Just some thoughts, because you are going to have mowers stacked front to back with the 21 up front. You will loose your walking space at your door.

    Good luck
  7. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I've looked at the standers, but I don't have a good dealer around here that sells them. If gravely,exmark, or toro made a stander I would seriously consider buying one.
  8. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    Get a new trailer! The Wright Stander rep was at our place last week. I told him I was happy w/ our line up of mowers.
  9. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Way to go!!! I think I have a way to get a 48" on there. Do you have any good deals on any used 48 scags with a 17 kawi? :D
  10. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    Sold one today around 5 o' clock.

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