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Old 06 December 2017, 05:03   #11
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I use a spare trailer winch succoured to a spike in the ground to pull mine into the final position where I can't get the car to manoeuvre. Wouldn't want to be doing it every day, but fine for that end of season tuck away.
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Old 06 December 2017, 16:13   #12
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What sort of size lawn mowers you driving? I have a vehicular access, about 10m of drive then 2or 3 meters over grass (which is new)

Tractor rotars look good too. Gonna YouTube them.
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Old 06 December 2017, 16:41   #13
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...or you could just buy a few sections of "caravan matting", throw it over the grass and get the landy revved up. Bed the matting into the new lawn and you can drive on it any time you like - it's almost invisible once the grass grows up through it.

Obviously this won't work if it's a Pimms & Croquet situation
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Old 06 December 2017, 16:59   #14
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What sort of size lawn mowers you driving? I have a vehicular access, about 10m of drive then 2or 3 meters over grass (which is new)

Tractor rotars look good too. Gonna YouTube them.
I've got a 14hp mountfield and it struggles with my 6.5mtr on a two wheel trailer on flat level slabs (wheel spin). I seriously doubt it would have any chance what-so-ever with an 8mtr boat on a four wheel trailer on grass.

It's going to need a big commercial machine, not a B&Q job like mine.

Caravan matting or a fixed winch makes a lot more sense.
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My newly aquired rib came with a mover fitted. It is very slow and does not like deep gravel but on semi firm ground including up a leveling ramp seems have been working well. I use it a it as was fitted, not sure i would acccutally fit one though. What about a front hitch on car? Or the quad option..
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Old 07 December 2017, 05:03   #16
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Hi

privite trailer movers are a good as a bucket with a hole to stop the tide. I would sell loads if they worked well but as others have said..... a mit of gravel, mud sand, grass ie not flat tarmac and they are pathetic.

2 boxes of beer and nocking on a few doors will give a far better and cheaper result.

sorry to be so negative but please believe me we have looked and looked a lot.

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Don't know how good they are but better than wheels & small enough to carry about
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Old 07 December 2017, 14:15   #18
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Surely the answer is wait until the good lady goes shopping and move the boat. Have an asda moment to yourself (ching ching) and forget about it. If she complains when she twigs then flowers are cheaper than a mover....another ching ching moment.
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Old 07 December 2017, 14:47   #19
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If it were me and didn't want expense I would buy 8x4 3/4 exteria ply wood sheets put em over the grass whilst manuvering job done.
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Trailer mover

Can't see the problem, I've turned my various boats around on the lawn for years using a variety of 4wd vehicles. Be gentle & go slow....like making love to a beautiful woman.......
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