New Walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JayD, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I have a new w/b and have two questions for you to help me with.
    1- How do you go about getting your w/b up onto curbs? Do you use 2x4's to ramp it up or what is your thought on it.
    2- I am having trouble keeping my w/b tied down unto the trailer. I have now used two different straps and both will end up off before I get to where I'm going. My second ones are 2" heavy duty. There is not a good way to tie down a w/b on a 5x10 trailer. The way that I have it is two straps on each side going from the front to the back. They go over the tires. You can't put one over the screen cage because it would smash down. What do you all do?
    Thank you for any replies.
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    First off what kinda of w/b.
    I usually just lift the mower until the the rear tires hit the curb then bring the rear tires to the curb then let up on the brake and ease it up and over the curb. As far as securing it, I just use to tie it down with 4 thumb lock canvas type tie-downs.
  3. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    It's a EXMARK 52" Turftracer HD
    And I use the same tie downs as you. I have put the mower right over the axles and now about 1' in front of axle. ( the rear tiers of the w/b that is )and they just want to bounce around until they come off.
  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    I get the front casters up then go at a angle with the rears.
  5. back up the curb at a 45 degree angle, at least thats the best way i know of.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,588

    We carry a 2x10 board mounted on the mower and use that.....much easier if it is a hydro you can get up/down without the board but hard on wheel motors.
  7. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I have found out what to do to keep the mower on the trailer. I screwed down some 1" X 2 " wood stock in a square shape just around where the back wheels sit on the trailer leaving about 1/4" spacing around each wheel. So when I drive the mower up and set the back wheels in the squares than strap down the mower using heavey duty 2" straps ( two ). The now stays very well put. The wood keeps it in place so wheels have no where to bounce to.
    I hope that this may help some one else.
  8. Jay's Lawncare

    Jay's Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Prolockers or fastraps work well too

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