trailering a fixed deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LHSlawnman86, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    i recently bought a fixed deck 36 inch mower. i have never had a fixed deck mower. i have always been able to raise the deck to put it on the trailer. how can i get it up there without scratching it to death?

  2. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 228

    Just pull a wheelie and let it down gently as you get over the ramp...
  3. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    i think that would be pretty tough for me cuz i have toro's t-bar design
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    with a t bar, as you get to the top of the gate stop the mower. Then push the bar forward fast and it kinda makes it jump a small wheelie, just do it fast and short you will get the hang of it
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    thank you sir--I hope someone will expound on this idea.

    I need to be able to lift my mower's front wheels off the ground to be able to clear stumps, junk, the trailer gate...etc.

    I have wondered how easy it was to do that with the T-BAR.

    GEO :confused:
  6. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    ????? I have never had a problem getting my 36" fixed deck on a trailer. I am confused!
  7. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    When i put my 44 Toro on the trailer I used to raise the deck. But that gets annoying. run the mower up the trailer till the front wheels are on the top of the ramp. Then stop it. I then put it in first gear which is a must. Then I put my right hand on the t-bar in the middle and my left on the lower handle and push down on the left and start the mower up the ramp doing a wheely. You can steer with your left hand. its a little tricky at first. I only weight 145 and I do it with bigger heavyer mower so with yours it should be easy.
  8. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Can you post a picture of this mower?
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    You need longer ramps if the pivot point to too sharp where the deck is hanging up when you drive onto the trailer.
  10. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 228

    Start 10 yards back and go top speed up the ramp full throttle... then brake as hard as you can.

    PS: Wear a helmet:jester:

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