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Riding Mower

I am considering buying a Riding Mower and was wondering if it's possible to fit one in the bed of the Ranger. Anybody have any experience with this and what type, size of mower would fit of any?

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I should have Mentioned its a Styleside bed, and yes, I do have a bed extender (OEM) and I was looking at a 42" Size deck for the riding mower.

Thanks Everyone.. Looks like 42" decks and lower will fit. I do have ramps and a Bed extender. If and when i Buy the mower, I'll post a PIC of it in the truck..

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Unless it is a tiny one, no way it'll fit. You'd be better off borrowing someones trailer. It's alot easier to load and unload that way also.
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You'll need a trailer. Unless you get a deck size that will fit between the wheel wells.
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I put mine in the back all the time, and I even have a toolbox in it. It's an older Craftsman with a 42" deck. Have to keep the tailgate down though and strap it in.
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Bed extender will do wonders
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I fit a 38" Deere in my flareside. What size mower where you looking at getting?
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I'd just hate getting it up there, haha... I'm lazy I use a trailer ;-)
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I had mine on there all the time, it was a 42" deck model. No bigger would fit though, the 42" deck would wedge into the bed liner.
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My neighbor's selling a trailer if you're interested...
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I put a newer Craftsmen rider with a 42 inch deck on it. Won't go past the wheel wells, so i just strap it in. I lift it in the truck by myself.
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I should have Mentioned its a Styleside bed, and yes, I do have a bed extender (OEM) and I was looking at a 42" Size deck for the riding mower.
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I lift it in the truck by myself.
WTF. that doesn't sound like any fun.
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Put it in upside down. It'll fit perfect then.
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just cut it in half. It will be half the weight and take up half the space!
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how do you lift the riding mower in the bed by your self? lol
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how do you lift the riding mower in the bed by your self? lol
I've done it a number of ways. Easiest is to get near a hill. Stand in the bed of the truck, pick one end up, drag it on. Get out, lift the other end up and push it up the rest of the way.

If there's no hill, then pick up one end on the ground nearest the tail gate, have someone back the truck up, and set it on the tailgate.
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Yikes..wonder whats more expensive...a cheap used trailer or chiropractor visits..
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Damn you must be a beast or have a light lawn mower haha. Cause I don't think I could lift my john deere 3 feet in the air by myself lol
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One word...ramps.
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Thanks Everyone.. Looks like 42" decks and lower will fit. I do have ramps and a Bed extender. If and when i Buy the mower, I'll post a PIC of it in the truck..

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Foamy
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