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    Transporting an electric lawn mower

    I have an old Burley kid trailer or my husband's bob & I wanted to transport a lawnmower for a side business thing that I do & thought it would be nice to tow it instead of bringing the van (especially since I'm really considering going car light & getting rid of my van

    It's an electric mower, so not super heavy, but wide.

    I am not a handy-man kind of person , so am hoping to find easy ways to rig a system.

    Also, has anybody tried to put a Burley onto the end of a Yuba mondo or boda boda?
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    I use to just strap my gas push mower across the baskets on the back of my newspaper bike. They were the big Wald 535 baskets. I would be willing to bet the electric is lighter unless it is a battery powered one.

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    Bikes at work trailers are the real deal, but their website seems to be down. If they're having business issues you may be able to find one used, or they may be back in business soon. Try their Facebook page to contact them if you have a facebook account. Do you know how heavy the mower is? That would say a lot about your other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewel View Post
    Also, has anybody tried to put a Burley onto the end of a Yuba mondo or boda boda?
    See http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...undo-questions -- I posted a link to a blog post that talked about using the new Burley hitch on a Boda Boda.

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    That is a beautiful hitch fit, all the way to the matching paint job. Good to know it can be done. Thanks!
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    I have hauled a gas one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexer12 View Post
    I have hauled a gas one.
    Awesome! Looking at our Black & Decker one, I'm definitely going to have to either put it on a plywood square or turn it upside down and nose into the Burley. Still trying to figure it out. It's heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim199 View Post
    Bikes at work trailers are the real deal, but their website seems to be down.
    It's up again with a whole new look.
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    I am not a handy-man kind of person
    do you know anyone who is? get them to help ..

    do you know how to measure things?

    if the trailer wheels are closer together than the mower is wide , how would you resolve that ?

    treat it like an SAT question , make 4 choices ..

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    might be too unwieldy for a long trip, but i seen people just tie a mower to the back of their bike, or hold onto the handle while thay rode one handed, and let it roll on it's own wheels.

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    I have a rear rack with a welded on carabiner to interface to an eye-bolt on the mower handle. Easy to click in and out and very little induced wag for the bike. Haven't needed the system in years but in my middle and high school years it was almost every day around a 2 mile radius. Also works as a carrier when you strap the wacker and gas can on top of the mower.
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    A wide flatbed is the best surface for a mower.
    2-wheel flatbed trailers are versatile beasts.
    Sometimes I lash a plywood flatbed to by rear rack to carry wider, bulkier loads.

    You can fix some ply to any framework using wire, zipties, a drill and a bit of creativity. No real handiwork is needed.

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    In my neighborhood I've seen guys just tie the mower to the back of the bike. Depends on how far you have to go I guess.

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