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Trailers with side ramp for 21inch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Do they have a trailer that has like a little side ramp up front that u can take down like a 21 inch ( which isn't used near as much as the 36)? I've seen something like that but do any of u guys have em and do they come in handy? I wish I didn't have to unstrap and unload and push to the side, my 21 in everytime I want to get to my main mower ( the 36 in). About 1/2 the days I only use the Scag, but on the busiest days I use both.

    How much do these run about $1500+?
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    You'd need a longer trailer than let's say a 10'. We have a 22' that will take tons of machines and has a front side ramp. The trailer has no sides though so I guess if you're handy with a welder it can be done. As to buying one already made, I don't believe it'll be easy to find.

    Our 22' will beaver tail, front ramp, tandem axle that has a gross weight of 7 tons is around $6,000 Canadian or about $6,100 Us.

    For $1,500 you'll get a very small trailer. :cry:

  3. racer56

    racer56 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 285

    In my part of the country you can get a trailer 16' dual axle(w/ brakes) badk ramp(w/ gate assist) and a custom side gate for 1400.00. They will amke the gate on the side any size you want within reason. You can get them with a blower rack, cage and trimmer racks for not much more. I hear guys pay a ton for less of a trailer in other parts of the country.
  4. fox9988

    fox9988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Any competent welder-fabricator could modify you're trailer.If I were doing it I would only charge $150 or so.
  5. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I purchased one last year. It is a 7x12 with single brake axle(I am in ithe mountains). It cast about 1400 with rear gate, side gate, weedeater racks, and brake axle. I have 1 ztr and 3 21 inch push mowers. It makes life much easier
  6. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    You thinking of something like this...
    I've never used one but I could see where it would have its benefits.

  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,451

    We fit a 36" and 21" on all our trailers side by side so either can be taken off. Aren't most trailers at least 5' wide? We put a 2x2 ft size cage over front part of trailer for blowers and trimmer are mounted on the side.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Geez it's only a 21"...just stick in the bed of the truck and lift it in and out. Save some cash too.
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    There's the winning post.

    Exactly what I do.
  10. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    If you are useing the type of 21 inch mowers I am you would be crazy to lift them in and out of the back of the truck. 200 lbs is the best way to injure yourself especially when you can do it better.

    21 snapper
    21 Toro
    22 yazoo master cut( best rough cut mower you could ever own)
    52 Exmark lazer z

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