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The Perfect Trailer Set Up For 1/2- 2 Acre Lots

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Daner, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    60" Toro Z-Master
    44" LT 2500 Dixie
    36" Quick Samurai
    2 Stihl BR600s
    2 Stihl Trimmers
    1 Stihl Edger
    1 Solo Backpack Sprayer w/Roundup/Barricade Tank Mix

    At least that is what I carry on my trailer for those properties. The real question is what do you carry on your trailer for the postage stamp 1/4 acre lots and what size trailer. I was thinking a 10-12 footer will do. I am looking to have a trailer set up for that type of route by March. I was thinking:

    44" Quick ( if it is out by then)
    2 21" Toro Commercial Personal Pace
    1 BR600
    2 Stihl Trimmers
    1 Stihl Edger
    1 Solo Backpack Sprayer
  2. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    1 54 inch jd ztr
    1 21 inch jd pusher
    1 fs85
    1 redmax 7001
    1 5 gallon gas can of premix gas

    one guy on commission driving the truck and mowing.
  3. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    Depends with hills and gates but for my lawns this would be the setup to have.

    1) (1) TTHP 52" or/and (1) Lazer z hp 50"
    2) (1) Fast 44"
    3) (1) Quick 36"

    4) (2) echo trimmers SRM-311s

    5) (1) echo stick edger PE-260

    6) (1) redmax EBZ 7001
    7) (1) redmax EBZ 8001 (for cleanups)
  4. bdboss

    bdboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Two of my mowing crews run identical set ups:
    (1) 48" Hydro walk behind
    (2) 48" Walker GHS
    (3) 21" Lawnboy
    (3) String trimmer(on Trimmer Trap racks)
    (1) Back pack blower(on Trimmer Trap racks)
    (1) Hand held blower(on Trimmer Trap racks)
    Misc. hand tools and fuel cans(on custom racks)

    This all fits comfortably on a 18' trailer( i know you were looking at a 16') This set up has worked well for me...we can switch out the 48" hydro and 2 lawnboys in order to add a 60" Toro rider. I just recieved a new 20' trailer to put in service in 2007, it will allow me haul 3 Walkers instead of just two and a walk behind. That's my two cents worth.
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I see alot of you love your Walkers.
  6. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    hello, 1/ 60 inch toro diesel
    2/42 inch mt/ md ghs walker with a mulch plug [leave 52 sd deck at home etc ]
    3/ any walkbehind 36 inch or less [mainly 4 gated properties]
    4/self propelled pushy [ha ha ha ha ]

  7. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    #1 Replace push mower w/ Exmark TTHP 36"
    #2 Exmark TTHP 48"
    #3 2 Exmark Lazer AS 28hp 60" cut w/QDC
    #4 2 Shindaiwa EB8510
    #5 2 Shindaiwa T230
    And for stick edger Shindaiwa LE 260
  8. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Two Dixie Chopper SP2800-60in
    Ex-Mark 36in Turf Tracer
    Ex-Mark Metro 21in
    Sthil Trimmers and Red-Max Blowers
  9. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Daner, Walkers fit a wide variety of properties. Put a midmount with them and you have it made for a lot of properties all season long.
    I wonder how many guys here actually have a walker?
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,456

    I am amazed about how many people are hauling around multiple pieces of equipment for these small size lawns. Is the reason you drive a long distance and you are concerned about the reliability of your equipment?

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