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Old 09-05-2013, 12:22 AM
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dove tail on landscape trailer

I'm looking at a couple of used trailers. I like the idea of the dovetail, but do they drag and get hung up more than a standard trailer? If you have one, would you do it again?
My wife said "you're on lawn toy restriction"
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:35 AM
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dove tail on landscape trailer

I've got both and I guess it's never hit the ground.
All equipment is wore out. <- Never mind. All equipment has been repainted and with new decals. It's like I have new mower's again!
48" Ferris WB
36" Ferris WB
All Echo hand helds
<- That's how I feel at the end of the day.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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I get in some tight neighborhood areas & sometimes find I have to back in someones drive to get turned around & with the angles on some of the driveways there is no way I could do that with a dovetail. I see guys all the time dragging pulling out of gas stations also...
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:59 PM
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mine drags here and there but i have it set where the tongue sits a little lower on the truck and i run my zero turn in the middle and my stander at the back... walk behind and push mower at the front...seems to be working well and tires are wearing well...had it sitting higher before and dragged the back alot and bad wear on the tires. i wouldn't go without the beaver tail now. i never raise the decks to put the mowers on the trailer.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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Got an 18 ft PJ with a 2 ft dovetail. Love it! Rare to scrape or drag it, but it has happened, but then so did a non-dovetail trailer I had. Wouldn't buy a new trailer without it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:30 PM
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Best of both worlds?

You can always weld some skid rollers on the back part of the frame.
Something like this, probably a better price out there:
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:05 PM
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I had one on a 16 ft trailer with 3500 lb axles. I wouldn't buy one with a dovetail again, it drags everywhere. My 20 ft 14 k low pro gooseneck has one but it sits about 10-12" higher than my 16' did so it doesn't drag.
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