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I just rebuilt this trailer and now wish to load a ranger 900 onto it (when i purchase the 900). However, i am not sure if it will fit and could use some help determining. Ive attached pics and dimensions to help. i know it wont fit based purely on the length, so it will need to be able to hang over the front by enough to make up the difference in overall ranger length vs trailer length. For example, the planks are 95 inches long and the ranger is 116, so i need at least 21 inches of overhang to make it work. The wheelbase is 81 so that part works. I would rather not remove the rear ramp/gate but that may be the only way to make this trailer work. Can anyone help me figure this out?

I really don't want to buy a new trailer, especially since i just rebuilt this one but not sure if i can make it work. I wont trailer the ranger except for initial purchase and for service.
 

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I have made several trailers over the years....all worked ok for hauling my atvs....and other junk. I borrowed a Big Tex trailer to haul my Ranger home. Its $13.k , and not that I don't trust my abilitys in fabricating. I just felt better using a trailer my rugged then I had built. I have a 38 hp tractor also. So when the time comes , I'm going duel axel aluminum when I win the lotto.....
But one thing to ask yourself is not only if it will fit...but is it safe enough to haul your investment on also ?
 

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If your trailer was manufactured by a trailer company there i a VIN and info on the GVW for it. Any mods will not make it higher a GVW then what it was born as.

I just rebuilt this trailer and now wish to load a ranger 900 onto it (when i purchase the 900). However, i am not sure if it will fit and could use some help determining. Ive attached pics and dimensions to help. i know it wont fit based purely on the length, so it will need to be able to hang over the front by enough to make up the difference in overall ranger length vs trailer length. For example, the planks are 95 inches long and the ranger is 116, so i need at least 21 inches of overhang to make it work. The wheelbase is 81 so that part works. I would rather not remove the rear ramp/gate but that may be the only way to make this trailer work. Can anyone help me figure this out?

I really don't want to buy a new trailer, especially since i just rebuilt this one but not sure if i can make it work. I wont trailer the ranger except for initial purchase and for service.
 

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It was custom built and is very hvy duty, i know it is capable of carrying the weight, just wondering if it will fit. I suspect the answer is no but looking for feedback.
 

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Measure the Ranger length and then the trailer. You may have to adjust the ramp to make it ft.
 

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Hey Rdfish, nice job on the trailer. Don't know if would fit a 900, but this my 2 cents worth. If my wife likes the shoe, she can make her 6 1/2's fit in a size 5. Not the ideal fit. I struggled with what trailer to haul my 900 with and settled on a single axle 12' trailer. Would have liked a dual axle, but I have other HD trailers and could not justify the cost for something that will be used a couple of times a year to get me to the hunt. The 12' allows me to haul extra fuel, water, camping gear, and if I'm lucky, meat. This trailer was less the 2 grand, and thus far, has served me well. Several 1000+ mile trips, as well as short hops. I think you'd be happier selling your trailer and getting something a bit bigger. Good luck with your decision.:glee::encouragement:
 
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I haul my 900 on a 6.5 x 12. It fits with a lil extra. I think your gonna have trouble with a trailer that small
 

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Now that's using your head Randy....Back It On....now its 2' shorter...
 

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Yes, backing it on was always my intention which is why i taped the height og the front rail at 17" to see if the bed would clear after pressing the tires up against it. However, i dont see enough overhang to make it work, based on pics. Maybe someone could measure. I believe i need 21 inches of overhang if im thinking about this correctly.

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Inches from front of tire on front of utv to back edge of tire in rear. Wheelbase is 81 but im guessing this measurement is more like 105". If that is the case, and the bike is 116" overall, the total overhang front and back is only 11". I think i am coming to the conclusion that it will be completely impossible...

Any idea what a trailer like this might be worth if i need to sell and get a larger one? It can carry 2500lbs and recently rebuilt, all cross members are solid, good tires, bearings, fresh paint and new planking. Is it worth 500$ ?
 

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Yeah stainless it does get 2' .... You missed how I was thinking. 1. On a short trailer you need to back it on to keep the heavy end of the ranger toward the tongue. 2. If you back it on it leaves more room for the angle of the tail gate to close over the front as it is angled the same direction. He may have to move the headache rack forward, but I believe it will fit.
 

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Yup I believe it would ....Great Idea.
 

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Like they said, best bet is to back it on. But I still suspect you may have to remove the ramp gate. My buddy had a trailer that was too short for his crew, so he cut the ramp gate shorter to where it was just below his bed when it was lifted up. But I think that rail on the front is too high, and your front bumper will be against it before the tires.
 

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If a 900 has an 81 inch wheel base, it's like you mentioned, that 81 inches is the center of the tire. I'd add 13" (half the diameter of the tire) to wheel base on each end. That would leave you needing 107" between the header board and the tail gate, and that's not considering the small amount of over hang on the front. If you take the ramp off and back it on, the center of the front wheel will probably be sitting on the end of the trailer if you leave the header board on.

A new 6'x12' single axle trailer with angle iron rails and a fold down ramp like yours sells for $650 in this area.
 

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I just measured my 900xp and I can't see where it would work even if you backed it on. You could get it on the trailer, but the center of the wheel would be over top the rear cross member of the trailer. It just wont work with the gate and would be on the edge without it.
 

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I have an ALUMA trailer for hauling my 2008 700xp. As much as i like it i am not satisfied safety wise. It has a nice flip up ramp and i have made the sides more stable but fastening down issues haunt me. I would definitely use a steel trailer and double axles if possible.


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If I was you I would hook on to my trailer and run down to your local dealer and ask them to drive the 900 you want up on the trailer to see if it would fit. I'm sure they would be more then happy to then you can see if it sets correctly over the axle so that you have the proper tongue weight. Then if need be to clear your headache rack you could make some small ramps or blocks for the wheels to go up on giving you more clearance
 

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I have a 10 long snowmobile trailer, that could be used to get a full size Ranger from
A to B, but I would be real paranoid while transporting it. So in retrospect, I went
out and purchased a 7x12 landscape trailer to do the job safely. I will send the snow
mobile trailer this summer. That should take some of the sting out of purchasing the
landscape trailer.
 

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I use this trailer to haul my John Deere X728SE tractor with snow blower. This cost about $2,000, 6x12 aluminum with treated plywood decking. Made in Wisconsin by S.T.S. Trailers. (subsidiary of Karavan Trailers).

I added optional side boards and installed ties downs into the decking.

The local JD dealer uses this very same trailer to deliver lawn tractors +, I got it from him.


 
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