Tips or tricks for fitting you equipment on the trailer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kennymo81, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. kennymo81

    kennymo81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a 5x10 open trailer. When I measured everything out beforehand,it all seemed like it was going to work. I bought a 48 belt drive walk behind and a 32 belt drive. If I put them both on the trailer, I can barely close the rear gate. I have to put my 21 on the truck bed. Also I'm concerned about the 48 and 32 mashing together. I was wondering if anyone had any tips. Can I put my 32 offset to the left or right to fit the 21 or would that unbalance things. Thinking about just getting rid of the 32 and getting something smaller. I'm only a one man show so maybe I just bought too much equipment.
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  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why do you need a 48, 32, and a 21? A 48 and 21 should be fine
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    When in doubt get a trailer one size bigger than you think you need.
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  4. kennymo81

    kennymo81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I probably didn't to be honest with you. I should have just stooped at the 48. Will probably just sell the 32 and take a loss.
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  5. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep the 32 as a backup
  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Buy a bigger trailer. Unless you have small gates to get through no need for a 21. 32 should suffice instead UNLESS there's gates.
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  7. Eric's Lawnservice

    Eric's Lawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Can you turn them sideways? 48 in front and the 32 behind you can probably shove the 21 under the grips of the 32.

    Keep the 32 you will need it. I don't sell anything I never know when I will need it. Come to think of it when I need it is usually right after I have sold it.
  8. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    must say i am surprised that the 32 and 48 both dont fit, being both walkbehinds...I was able to fit a 48 ZTR and a 48 WB on a 5x10...have you tried putting the front casters over the trailer frame rails, or putting the mowers on backwards
  9. jeannewyatt

    jeannewyatt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Yes put them on Backwards. I used to run a 21" next to a 36" in front and a 48" stander behind on my 5'x10'. The problem with 2 walk behinds are the handles hitting the gate.loading them backwards let's the handles overhang on the front and easily shut the gate.
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  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,392

    Backwards should help. If possible, put a side gate on. Or hell get a 6x12 trailer. They're cheap. I have a 6x10 I can't decide if I'm selling or not. Very versitile
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