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Old 01-21-2002, 08:49 PM
LAWNGODFATHER LAWNGODFATHER is offline
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If the back of the trailer is higher than the front, it will sway.

You should have the front a few inches higher than the back.

Mine are around 6 inches higher in the front than back.

When I carry heavier stuff in the bed of the trucks the trailers sit almost level.
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Old 01-21-2002, 08:51 PM
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Re: what a drag

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Drive on. Wheels spin backing on. I've got the ultra vac attached.
Ok what is hanging on the trailer if you drive on or back off?

The back of the mower should not hit anything as there is only the ground to hit.

That is the only part of the frame i can see hitting anything.
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Old 01-21-2002, 08:53 PM
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Dragging mower

Thanks, I'll raise it with a new receiver a few inches and give it a try.
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Old 01-21-2002, 08:59 PM
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wheelie bars drag

Wheelie bars drag the ground. Wheel base on the exmark is roughly 4' 8" and the angle of the gate is to high. My rear bumper on my truck is higher than most so its about 3 inches higher than the rear of the trailer already.
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Old 01-21-2002, 09:00 PM
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I had a trailer with a 4 foot gate and sometimes the mowers would scrape. My next trailer had a 5 foot gate and the mowers never scrape. Also try backing on , instead of going foward.
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Old 01-21-2002, 09:05 PM
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I've got the ultra vac attached.

Thats your problem! The Ultra-Vac is one heavy sucker~! What pressure are your rear tires at? I put mine to 15 PSI when the Ultra-Vac is on. This seemed to help this for me. I also use the foot lift to give it the extra 1/2" or so clearance to the deck. You may want to try bolting on a 2x4 across the part of the gate that touches the ground. This will lessen the angle of the gate. You'll have a little bit of a lip to jump up with the front casters, but the angle will be better. 5' and bigger gates have a hard time fitting under garage doors!

Good Luck.

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Old 01-21-2002, 09:22 PM
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Good idea on the 2 x 4.

That will change your gate angle.
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Old 01-21-2002, 10:27 PM
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my scag goes both ways but i don't on a 4 foot ramp.
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Old 01-21-2002, 10:32 PM
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Have you seen those trailers with the 2 foot ramp/gate, I think they have a 2 foot dove tail also.

I want to find one for my next trailer.
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Old 01-22-2002, 07:52 PM
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I Allways knew something was a little fishy about scags, but i never knew that they went both ways...my Dixie with trac-vac has no problen getting up a 5 foot STRAIGHT on
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