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mikbro
08-11-2008, 10:11 PM
I need any suggestion on how to keep my mowers from dragging when unloading them from my trailer. Thanks.

MAD87
08-11-2008, 10:23 PM
A longer ramp might help.

I.M. Green
08-11-2008, 10:25 PM
a longer ramp or gate would definitely help, however you could put a 2x4 or something under the lip to reduce the angle. This can at least be a cheap easy fix until you get a new gate or ramps.

CLARK LAWN
08-11-2008, 10:26 PM
raise your hitch on the truck so the front of the trailer is sightly elevated and it will give you less of an angle at the rear

MJB
08-11-2008, 10:27 PM
A longer ramp or raise your hitch on your truck to lower the back of the trailer.

mtnzone
08-11-2008, 10:28 PM
raise your hitch on the truck so the front of the trailer is sightly elevated and it will give you less of an angle at the rear


Good cheap call!!

robertsturf
08-11-2008, 11:24 PM
If you have access to a welder you can turn your trailer into a dove-tail. I did that to mine 2 winters ago and it was the best thing I ever did. My local trailer shop wanted $400.00 minimum. Granted my trailer has 2' mesh sides but I did it in less than a day.

mississippiturf
08-11-2008, 11:26 PM
If you have access to a welder you can turn your trailer into a dove-tail. I did that to mine 2 winters ago and it was the best thing I ever did. My local trailer shop wanted $400.00 minimum. Granted my trailer has 2' mesh sides but I did it in less than a day.

Can you provide any pics?

robertsturf
08-11-2008, 11:36 PM
I can't right now it's at our storage facility. I'll try tomorrow.

TXNSLighting
08-12-2008, 12:36 AM
Let us see some pics of it hooked up. the hitch mainly.

Cashio13
08-12-2008, 12:55 AM
I'm assuming you have ride on mowers because i have two walk behinds and i simply just lean on the levers and the front pops up and down i go. Obviously if you have ride on's you cant do that. However, i simply did what the posts above did last summer and if its a single axle trailer raise the ball and that works great, however if its a double axle think about extending the gate becuase you want the two axles to be even.

pjtrailerguy
08-12-2008, 07:08 PM
We started ordering all our PJ utility trailers in with a 2' dovetail after I tryed loading my 721 Grasshopper on it and couldn't get it back off. The dovetail is cheap (30 bucks when ordering) and its all it needs to clear perfectly. I would suggest finding a welding shop that can create a short dovetail on your trailer but cut it out of the existing length as opposed to adding it so the axle placement doesn't become off balance. (the dovetail should only drop app. 3-4")

Mickhippy
08-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Put some legs on the end of your existing ramp to hold it up and reduce the angle to the trailer. This makes sort of a dovetail. Then add an extension on the end of the ramp using some sort of hinge system so that it folds down when the ramp is up. Could also do that with the legs.
Ive seen bobcat/excavator trailers with this sort of set up!

seabee1
08-12-2008, 10:46 PM
don't make a new ramp ,make a flip down ramp extension that will lift it enough

mybowtie
08-12-2008, 11:28 PM
Just remember to lift your tounge jack before pulling away;). I have bent jacks before buy leaving them too low and forgetting about it..If your used to just hopping in the truck, might be easy to forget at first....:usflag: