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Question about mowers on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnandplow42, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Do you guys leave your mowers on the trailer, or take them off at the end of the work day?

    Will leaving the mowers uncovered cause any mechanical harm? Like if it rains. Out of common sense I've always covered the mowers, but will some rain actually hurt them?
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    water on top of the decks can get around the spindle bearings and cause rust, and watewr isnt really good on the electical parts of the engine. I leave mine on the trailer each night unless there is a good chance of rain then I either cover it up or unload them
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    on the trailer every night unless maintenance requires it to come out...then again I have an enclosed trailer...
  4. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    I used to put my stuff under the carport at night incase of the rain, but I had to pull them all off the trailer because it didn't fit.... That lasted like a month, if that. The only time after that that they got covered was if they were broke down or put up for winter. I never had any trouble with rust or electricle problems. I have one little place that has some rust where the bagger rubbed off the paint.

    Grass clippings are far more corosive than rain water anyday. If your mower holds up to the grass clippings it can hold up to a little rain.

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