Any recommendations on a trailer dolly?


BAT

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Looking for a device to help move trailers around the warehouse without the use of a vehicle. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Max weight to handle would be 6,000 lbs.

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B.M.F.

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Put a ball on a fork lift. Some people make attachments for skid loaders too.
 
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THamonGT

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Worked for me for 9-10 years with my Trailex Trailer. John Deer riding lawnmower with the mower removed and a raised hitch ball! Usually can be purchased cheap!
 

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Specracer

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This:. I have a hole in one of the forks, and thread on a ball when needed. Works like a champ. Does not impact the normal operation of the fork lift in any way.

Put a ball on a fork lift. Some people make attachments for skid loaders too.
 
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I use my New Holland in NY
 

93extxdps

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I have the XL-Pro(motorized model) it works well.
Just have to have the collar tight.
It is not necessarily a time saver but you can get a trailer places you cannot get it with a truck.
 
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zach05855

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These are being sold here in Canada.

 
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Magic

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My attempt on using a John Deere zero-turn mower to move my Trailex trailer.

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Every day is a good day when you're on a Deere!
 

Empty Pockets

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My attempt on using a John Deere zero-turn mower to move my Trailex trailer.
"My attempt..."

How'd it work...or have you tried it yet?
 

Magic

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"My attempt..."

How'd it work...or have you tried it yet?
Yes. Hooked it up and was able to move my empty trailer back and forward with no problem. Any turning that is sharp causes the zero-turn system to stain so not sure how that is on the hydraulic drive system. Haven't tried hooking up to the rear of the mower as this setup was the simplest and easy method I had available without drilling any holes in the mower.
 
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fjpikul

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Since when do you cut grass? I don't remember any grass there. Or are you contracted to do the golf course?
 

PILOTJPW1

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We use a forklift and it works really well because of the extreme turning radius.
 

Magic

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Since when do you cut grass? I don't remember any grass there. Or are you contracted to do the golf course?
I had to shut down my taco trailer so i've turned my trailer into a mowing service. Got to supplement retirement income somehow.

Yes only need to cut the weeds up near my house and I just do that with a weed wacker. Mower is for cutting grass at my intown workshop. Used to take me 3 days using a push mower and now with the Deere I get it done in about an hour.

Kind of fun to do sharp turns with the zero-turn system.