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    Will front tires on a Zturn fall in between supports on car trailer ramps?

    Sorry in advance, but I don't have a trailer with this style of ramp handy to check. Will a typical zero-turn front wheel (z920m) fall in the gaps of a typical slide in ramp on a car hauler?

    My imagination says it won't work, but not sure. If it won't work, then what are you guys using to bridge the gaps if you have a similar situation?

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    I doubt you will find many guys hauling ZTR mowers on car hauler trailers as most will use some form of landscape trailer. Since you stated you don't currently have this type of trailer what is your circumstance? Are you thinking of buying a car hauler for the purpose of hauling your ZTR?

    Are you considering a car hauler with a solid deck or one with an open middle section and two rails?

    Do you already own the Z920M? Are there any trailer places nearby where you could go and measure the gap between the rails?

    I would also check the rear tire width as a ZTR is typically much narrower than an automobile.
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    Yes it would typically fall in between the ramps. I have two trailers I use for hauling my landscape equipment, the small one has a large rear drop gate that doubles as a ramp. The other is a tilt deck car hauler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    That was the first thing that popped in my head too. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I doubt you will find many guys hauling ZTR mowers on car hauler trailers as most will use some form of landscape trailer. Since you stated you don't currently have this type of trailer what is your circumstance? Are you thinking of buying a car hauler for the purpose of hauling your ZTR?

    Are you considering a car hauler with a solid deck or one with an open middle section and two rails?

    Do you already own the Z920M? Are there any trailer places nearby where you could go and measure the gap between the rails?

    I would also check the rear tire width as a ZTR is typically much narrower than an automobile.
    I have the 920m. I've been virtual trailer shopping for a while now but havent pulled the trigger on anything. Actually hoping for a one and done trailer that will also be capable of carrying the tractor. Debating between an 18'-20' utility style with ramp gate or solid decked car hauler since you can unload and load items from the sides, and gates knock gas mileage so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayh View Post
    Yes it would typically fall in between the ramps. I have two trailers I use for hauling my landscape equipment, the small one has a large rear drop gate that doubles as a ramp. The other is a tilt deck car hauler.
    I'm hoping to avoid having to get 2, if at all possible. To be honest, I was so hung up on the ramps themselves, the distance between the two ramps hadn't crossed my mind yet. Another wrinkle.

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    Just as a follow up....no issues with the equipment ramps and mower casters.

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    Nice looking trailer!

    I have an 18' flat car hauling trailer. I put a ramp on it that was supposed to load my 2 - 930M's for transport. My wife is not a person who likes reverse in any vehicle so I built a 6 1/2' tall ramp full trailer width she can back down safely. Lift it up with one hand with the addition of Gorilla lifts and 2 - 120# garage door springs.

    So last fall I bought the 3033R with loader, open station and pretty much every option plus Heavy hitch with 16 - 42# weights and the rear tires filled with 840# of beat juice.

    Found out I must have over built the ramp as it doesn't even sag loading about 6000#s of tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by userjh160 View Post
    I'm hoping to avoid having to get 2, if at all possible. To be honest, I was so hung up on the ramps themselves, the distance between the two ramps hadn't crossed my mind yet. Another wrinkle.

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    I think you may have misunderstood me, I can put my zero turn on either the small landscape trailer with the drop gate or the 20ft tilt deck car hauler. I only have two trailers as I have a small grass cutting business and I started out with just myself and the smaller trailer. Later I added a 2nd mower and thus needed a bigger trailer. I keep the smaller trailer around for when its just me going out but mostly use it for my SxS and dirt bikes now.

    If you have other hauling needs such as a larger tractor or car then the tilt deck is a good option as it will do it all, but is more expensive and heavier to pull. If you just want something for your zero turn then a small single axle landscape type trailer with a drop gate will work great.
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