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Securing Mowers in Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ky.Smoke, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    This is probably not the right place to post this but I need some input I this forum seems to get more hits than the trailer forumI am going today to pick-up my new trailer. 7x16 Haulmark Enclosed, tandem axles side door , ramp door etc.What is the best way to secure my mowers inside while traveling ?
    60" ZTR
    52" WB
  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Your trailer sounds exactly like the one we bought from Haulmark and we use the flush mounted D-rings in the floor to secure the mowers. I'm not sure where you are getting your trailer from but I bought ours at the Haulmark factory and they had the D-rings available right there.

    I think they were about $6 a piece and I installed 8 of them throughout the trailer, when there not in use they lay slightly lower than the trailer floor so your not tripping over them. Then to secure the mowers you just need tie-downs from the mowers to the D-rings.
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I put a 2x6 kick board across the front of the trailer (the curved part) then pushed the mowers up against it then put down 1-1/2" angle iron like a wedge behind the wheels and screwed it to the floor. The angle iron is low enough to push the mowers over and not trip on but high enough to keep the mowers in place. I have a table I built that is secured to the floor and tight to the walls that the mowers go under and I sit the Back pacs and reel mower catchers, spreader and edger on it too. I will try and take a picture later and post it.
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    The flush mounted d-ring are similar to the ones in this pic #"D" & "E","F".

  5. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Get the Prolocks, fast and safe.
  6. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Thanks for the input. I looked at some track type stuff on-line that i could flush mount then hook into but I am not sure yet. I don't want the prolockers because I use the trailer for other things and I dont want to trip over them. I will post pic's soon thanks again.
  7. Rayray

    Rayray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    The Prolockers are removable I believe, I havnt bought any yet but I think that u pull a pin and slide them out.....check them out...
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    Most mowers have brakes and for the ones that don't a simple bag of sand works. All the straps and stuff takes a lot of time and stuff get tangled, when you are loaded/unloading 30 times a day.
  9. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    That's right, pull a spring loaded pin and slide em out!
    Really built heavy.


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    We use d rings and faststraps from green touch.

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