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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Patfo, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. Patfo

    Patfo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I'm looking ahead to buy a trailer. Does the trailer need a "dovetail" to load mowers? I'm looking at a 52in W/B or 48 or 52in Exmark Lazer. Will the mower decks clear without the dovetail? THANKS for any input?
  2. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    i have a 52" exmark hydro, i use a dovetail trailer, but from the looks of my mower it should have enough clearence for a flat trailer, depending on the length of the gate.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I just sold my 14' without a dovetail. All my mowers went up it fine. Occasionally if the angle was to steep I would just rare it up just a bit with the handlebars to keep it from hitting.

    The one I have now is an 18' with a dovetail. It does make it easier. My back gate is smaller also.

    The answer is: NO you do not need it, but it is great if you do.

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