Putting 6 ft mower on a 5 ft trailer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by rbeitz, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Back in September I bought a Scag Turf Tiger with a 6 ft deck. the only problem is I have a 5x10 trailer. Now I don't need to haul the mower around very often but I do want to get it into the dealer for a couple of minor things.

    I couldn't justify buying a bigger trailer just to haul the mower once or twice a year. And besides that, I had just bought this trailer new last spring.

    So, here is what I came up with. It's not ideal but it works. I built a 12" high deck inside the trailer and used ramps to run the mower up on top.

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  2. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Here's another view....

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  3. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    and one more...

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  4. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    last one.....

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  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Thats a good idea you came up with.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    That is a good idea, just a little top heavy but long as you know that before you start and no more than you haul it you will be ok. I have a question? did you or the previous owner have problems with a wheel? I see a white rim on that tiger?
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    The way lumber prices are, I am surprised the lumber did not cost more than a new trailer. Pretty clever idea though. :)
  8. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    I was concerned about it being too top heavy but it seems pretty stable. I don't have too far to go, I can take it nice an slow.
    It had that white wheel on it when I bought it. The previous owner damaged the original and replaced it with this one. Looks like an Exmark wheel to me but I'm not sure. It's the same size as the other one and it works. I plan to paint it Scag orange one of these days.
  9. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    I have about $100 tied up in lumber. I bought the trailer early last year at TSC. I was looking the other day and their prices have jumped $150 for the same trailer since then. To trade up to the bigger size would have set me back close to $500 more. Besides that it's easier to hide the lumber purchase from the CFO then it would be to slide a bigger trailer into the yard. LOL
  10. Hacksquat

    Hacksquat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Very clever.

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